Coronavirus – ‘Safecation’

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’

‘Weed’ Tourism Flourishes in USA

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

Las Vegas – Chocolate Tour – Save Money and Do It Yourself!

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!

America’s Top 5 Must See Christmas Trees

Every year as a token of gratitude from Norway to the UK for Britain’s support during the Second World War the country sends a tree to be displayed in Trafalgar Square. This tree has an official lighting ceremony and is a British icon. This got me wondering what the top 5 Christmas Trees in America and if there is a story behind any of them. … Continue reading America’s Top 5 Must See Christmas Trees

Traffic Congestion – Washington D.C

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

Check the latest dollar exchange rate

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

Filling Up at the Pump Stateside

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

Disneyland Resort Price Increases

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

Christmassy Cities to Visit

I came across a list of the most Christmassy cities across the States, some are obvious choices and others seem quite random…that is unless you are part of the planning committee. I think that America does Christmas fantastically and somehow it seems genuine and that effort and thought is put into the spectacle. By State Alabama – Huntsville – See Santa’s Village at the Train … Continue reading Christmassy Cities to Visit