Michael Portillo has one of the best jobs ever! He and his little Appleton’s book get to travel and experience America by rail. His obvious enjoyment in presenting the history of his destinations and how they affected modern America is infectious. He is a retired Politian and yet he presents in an informative and often humorous style. I love his obvious British awkwardness but he … Continue reading Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2
I started a new job recently having been made redundant from my previous role after 10 years, take a month, literally. I was lucky enough to get a role with an online cruise travel agency in Wimbledon. They sell thousands of cruises and are multiple award winners in their field. They sell the second most volume of cruises in the UK behind Thomas Cook who … Continue reading Where will your next trip be to?
After the awful events of 9/11 I always assumed that The Pentagon was a no go area so I was really pleased when I searched for free tours in Washington DC that a tour is possible. There are plenty of hoops to jump through to be accepted on to a tour of the Pentagon. How to request a tour of the Pentagon. This link will … Continue reading Pentagon Tour
The White House When investigating visiting the White House it is straight forward for a US national but for overseas tourists it becomes a problem. The website directs you to ask for permission to tour the White House via your embassy. Following the instructions the British Embassy in Washington and that site clearly denies being able to grant any access to getting on a tour of … Continue reading Can you tour the White House?
When I was a teen there was a mini series called ‘The Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald’ Movie 1977 and it was promoted in a Sunday Times Magazine and I think that fuelled my fascination for JFK, Dallas, Lee Harvey Oswald and all the conspiracy theories that ensued. Visiting Dallas was on my Bucket List but I didn’t realise the impact of actually standing in Dealey Plaza … Continue reading JFK 22 Nov 63 Dealey Plaza Dallas
At the top of my most wanted to see and do things were: To visit Mount Rushmore was the top closely followed by seeing where JFK was assassinated in Dallas. Both could be considered to of the beaten track for a UK visitor to America. I achieved both independently and I mean independently as my husband wasn’t interested in accompanying me on either trip. In … Continue reading Mount Rushmore – South Dakota