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

New York – Hudson Yards Neighbourhood

It is just over a year since I was last in New York and I never got a sniff of this amazing newly developed neighbourhood on the west-side of Midtown Manhattan. Hudson Yards is an area roughly between 30th Street in the south, 43rd Street in the north, the West Side Highway in the west and Eighth Avenue in the east. Covering an area of … Continue reading New York – Hudson Yards Neighbourhood

Iconic 1962 TWA Flight Center – JFK becomes a hotel

Designed by Eero Saarinen for Trans World Airlines and opened in 1962 the TWA Flight Center was an iconic terminal at JFK. When TWA went bankrupt in 2001 the building was abandoned. Parts of the structure was demolished and new additions were constructed and it became Terminal 5 and Jet Blue’s hub. TWA Hotel Now the only on airport hotel at JFK has become the … Continue reading Iconic 1962 TWA Flight Center – JFK becomes a hotel

American Dream – NJ

This is exciting news and should be a ‘slam dunk’ for the European market looking for a new weekend experience. From the same company that brought the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota and the West Edmonton Mall, Canada is the long awaited American Dream. Due to open 25 October and located in the New Jersey Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Located across from … Continue reading American Dream – NJ

JetBlue Announces Plans to Fly from Boston and New York to UK

I have never flown on JetBlue but did see their New York offices opposite the Queensboro’ Plaza Transit system in Queens. The exciting news is that they are applying to operate to Europe from Boston and New York but not until 2021. Delta Airlines reaction to the news is that low cost carriers have come and gone on the Transatlantic route. WOW went just last … Continue reading JetBlue Announces Plans to Fly from Boston and New York to UK

New York to Boston Amtrak – Brand USA

An early check out from Arlo Soho and Ubers’ to Penn Station was the order of the day. The ornate and rather grand building that everyone knows as Penn Station is a facade as the station is all below ground. Serving 650,000 commuter and Amtrak travellers daily it is the busiest transit hub in the Western Hemisphere. Located in Midtown Manhattan near the Empire State … Continue reading New York to Boston Amtrak – Brand USA

New York Parking and Petrol

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

New York-Brand USA Visit

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