As the world continues to battle Coronavirus there are some things that are naturally unaffected by the problems faced by humanity. The glories of ‘The Fall’ is one of those natural seasons that thousands of Americans and International visitors flock to annually. Have a look at this 2020 Foliage Map produced by Smoky Mountain National Park. It really is comprehensive and explains the science of … Continue reading Fall Foliage – Leaf Peepers at the Ready
If you are planning a ‘safecation’ and doing a road trip keep your eyes peeled for these oddities along your chosen route. Some are historically revered and others have grown and expanded into the local icons that they are today. Admittedly there is plenty to break up the 2,448 miles of Route 66 and two of the most famous are Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo and … Continue reading USA Road Trips – Popular Roadside Attractions not to Miss!
As park hopping is not available throughout Walt Disney World and no Fast Pass in place due to preventing guest build up. The newest and most popular ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the ‘Rise of the Resistance’ in the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge section of the park. Disney with enhanced safety and hygiene in mind have created a virtual queue so that all guests … Continue reading Disney’s Hollywood Studios Virtual Queue – Rise of the Resistance
A new category of holiday has emerged recently due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. As international travel is put on hold for many residents of their mother country are giving up on wanderlust and choosing ‘Safecations’ instead. I suppose these are going to be Staycations with extra precautions built in so that comfort and hygiene are adhered to and controlled by each party. Knowing where you … Continue reading Coronavirus – ‘Safecation’
For the record I don’t smoke or take any drugs – period! But lately the trend in travel programmes about visiting America include in one form or another the novelty of being able to legally buy Marijuana over the counter at some huge stores. There seems to be an array of different types and strengths in either their dried form, liquid from or in food … Continue reading ‘Weed’ Tourism Flourishes in USA
There are no limits where Las Vegas is concerned and this new tour caught my eye. It consists of a ride in an SUV with complimentary Sparkling Cider or Chocolate Wine to these chocolate attractions in Las Vegas. M&M World Las Vegas Hersheys Chocolate World Las Vegas Ethel M Factory Visit The Cafe Hollywood at Planet Hollywood Oh not forgetting a photo stop at the … Continue reading Las Vegas – Chocolate Tour – Save Money and Do It Yourself!
Tom-Tom send me regular emails trying to get me to upgrade and change my perfectly functioning (famous last words) unit. This latest attempt caught my eye though. I did click Find Out More Tom Tom Traffic Index – Live Congestion Statistics It might be helpful in planning your next city visit to the States. Continue reading Traffic Congestion – Washington D.C
Click here for the Dollar Exchange Rate provided by Universal Currency Converter If you are planning a visit to America your spending money is going to be directly affected by the exchange rate. This will be the inter-bank rate not the tourist rate which will be a few cents less per pound. Personally I won’t be planning a visit anytime soon because I want to find some … Continue reading Check the latest dollar exchange rate
After seeing a quiz question about which is the smallest coin in America I thought it would be a good idea to talk about money especially if you are first time visitor to the States. Here is a guide to the coins and notes in circulation and that you will encounter on your visit to USA Coins Cent – 1c – penny – face Abraham … Continue reading US Money
I pulled into a gas service station between Burlington and Bellingham WA to make sure that I had enough gas to get me back to Vancouver. Unlike in the UK you can either pay at the pump or pre-pay inside. I always have problems using a card at the pumps over in America because it doesn’t seem to recognise my credit card as credit for … Continue reading Filling Up at the Pump Stateside