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
Just announced in the L.A Times that Disney have increased admission charges and car park charges increased …again! So now you know who is funding the new Star Wars Galaxy Edge attraction …..YOU ARE! Does Disney need to charge every parked car $25 per day? The rates if you are interested are up by up to 25% and apparently after raising them by 18% in … Continue reading Disneyland Resort Price Increases
I was having a conversation with a colleague who was expressing his dissatisfaction at Air Transat. He commented about the quality of the other passengers onboard. His biggest gripe though, was that the fact that the passenger in front put the seat back as soon as the seat belt sign was turned off after take off. In his opinion you have no need to recline … Continue reading What Annoys you most about Flying?
Info: Cost to enter for the day is approximately £50 per person for the base entry but there are plenty of add ons to pre purchase on different tickets. Travel time is around 90 minutes from Orlando area and is easily combined with an evening in Cocoa Beach. After a dozen visits to the Sunshine State we split into two parties. One drove us across … Continue reading Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Recently we visited Disney Springs, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and The Magic Kingdom. We were lucky with the weather and although armed with Niagara Falls Ponchos they weren’t required. For a UK visitor beginning of September proved to be a good time to visit. The schools are back so the parks were quieter and mostly adults with small children were the guests. We actually got on … Continue reading Walt Disney World Florida
I know space is at a premium in New York and it really interested me how very small spaces are used to park as many cars as possible. Some times up to three stories high. I never did see what they do to bring down a car parked above another but I hope that the guys moving them around are fully insured. The traffic … Continue reading New York Parking and Petrol
There was a small group of 7 soon to be 8 travel professionals on a visit to both New York and Boston. First was New York on August 19 and 20. In New York accommodation was at the quirky boutique hotel Arlo Hotel Soho. Located right by the Holland Tunnel entrance and nearby Canal Street Metro stop. Transfers were mainly by Uber. I have never been in … Continue reading New York-Brand USA Visit
Yes I know I have just come back from my last trip but the next one is looming. This time we are travelling back to Florida for some R&R. We have visited all the parks at one time or another and have spent quite a lot time discussing our options and what is best value to see the most on this visit. I am sure … Continue reading Disney – why are the tickets different from the UK?