Fall Foliage – Leaf Peepers at the Ready

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

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’

Coronavirus – ‘Lockdown’ Cannonball Run Record will it stand?

I never knew that the Cannonball Run was actually a thing. I knew it was a movie with Burt Reynolds back in the day but didn’t realise that it was based a real rally. Taking advantage of the ‘Lockdown’ due to the Coronavirus Pandemic a new team driving a 2019 Audi A8 Sedan claim to have created a new record for the 3,000 mile journey … Continue reading Coronavirus – ‘Lockdown’ Cannonball Run Record will it stand?

Hairy Bikers – Route 66

I discovered that the BBC are showing a delightful travel come cookery series called  Hairy Bikers Route 66 I am the first to admit that cookery programmes leave me cold but it was the Route 66 aspect that attracted me to watch. It is the joy of the open road with Dave Myers and Si King on their Harley’s travelling across the 9 states from … Continue reading Hairy Bikers – Route 66

Whistler, British Columbia. Canada Highway 99

Ninety miles along the Howe Sound from Vancouver, through the dense pine forest s should go down as ‘must do road’. Following Canada Highway 99 was stunning. The day was ‘Canada Day’ which to an American means that their birthday’s nation is only three days away! Now I am not a skier, mountain biker or any other downhill activity but Whistler is a sophisticated and … Continue reading Whistler, British Columbia. Canada Highway 99

Driving in America

According to the US Federal Highway Commission there are 4.12 million miles of roads in America. This includes Alaska and Hawaii. The core of this network is the Interstate system which comprises of about 1% or 47,575 of the road system and carries a quarter of all highway traffic. Another 179,650 miles of major roads comprise the National Highway System which carries most of the … Continue reading Driving in America

Kancamagus Highway – New Hampshire

I keep meaning to add a paragraph about this short but un-missable road through some of the most forested hillsides in New Hampshire. Known locally as ‘The Kanc’ this single lane highway runs 34.5 miles on Route 112 in Northern New Hampshire between Conway and Lincoln. It has been designated a scenic byway for its beauty and history. The route cuts a path through the … Continue reading Kancamagus Highway – New Hampshire

Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2

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

Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier

‘Get your kicks on Route 66’! There are plenty of options to experience the Historic Route 66 but here are some facts about why the interest around this particular road and other must travel roads. America’s Main Street is one of the nick names for Route 66. Will Rogers Highway is another name associated with this most historic of roads.  It was in 1939  that immortalised  Route … Continue reading Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier