ETIAS – European ESTA to be Introduced 2023

As this blog gets more views from North America than anywhere else in the world I thought it helpful in advising North American visitors to Europe the latest announcement to impact future travel plans. The European Union has announced that arrivals from outside the block including UK travellers will need to arrange an ETIAS – European Travel Information and Authorisation. The introduction of this new … Continue reading ETIAS – European ESTA to be Introduced 2023

Coronavirus – Omicron Impacting Cruising

After the world had started to return to a reasonable level of normality it has been hit by the new variation Omicron. The strain is highly transmissible and thought to be less impactful than the Delta variant. Outbreaks on Cruise ships have prompted the CDC in America to advise that regardless of a vaccination status that going on a cruise should be avoided. The CDC … Continue reading Coronavirus – Omicron Impacting Cruising

Coronavirus – PCR Tests 24 hrs Before Arrival into USA

The world’s travellers have been thrown into turmoil once more on the discovery of the new Omicron variant. Even though the world reacted swiftly it seems all precautions have failed to stop the spread of it’s path. Travelling to the USA only just reopened to over 35 countries and an LFT was an acceptable proof of being negative for COVID-19 with vaccinations having been taken. … Continue reading Coronavirus – PCR Tests 24 hrs Before Arrival into USA

US to LIFT Travel Restrictions 08 November 2021

Travellers that have been double jabbed and can prove a negative test (no confirmation of PCR or LFT at the moment) at least 72 hours before departure will be allowed to enter the USA for the first time since March 2020 and the start of the Corona Virus Pandemic. USA Today Those people worried about the US accepting the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine will be delighted … Continue reading US to LIFT Travel Restrictions 08 November 2021

Florida announces Peppa Pig – New Theme Park Legoland FL

Sorry about the hero image I could only use ‘Paper Pig’. An opening date has been announced as 24 February 2022 for the first theme park solely dedicated to Peppa Pig. Located a short walk from the Legoland Resort Hotels patrons will require a separate ticket or annual pass to enter this new theme park. The park is aimed at families with young children and … Continue reading Florida announces Peppa Pig – New Theme Park Legoland FL

US to Lift Travel Ban for UK and EU Travellers

20 September 2021 – News is breaking that the US will reverse the travel ban to allow the commencement of visitors from the UK and Europe. It is expected to be announced shortly and will start in plenty time for Thanksgiving 2021 so families can reunite at last. It will be for double vaccinated travellers at this time so watch this space to see if … Continue reading US to Lift Travel Ban for UK and EU Travellers

Rocky Mountaineer – Rockies to the Red Rocks

The world famous Rocky Mountaineer revealed it’s newest route in August 2021. This is the first service wholly inside the United States. With it’s distinctive blue, white and gold livery the newly released route will start in Moab with an overnight stop in Glenwood Springs and continue the following day to Denver. The offering does not include a Goldleaf Service but a SilverLeaf and a … Continue reading Rocky Mountaineer – Rockies to the Red Rocks

Chicago River Ducky Derby

Away from the global pandemic and the confusing picture about international travel there was the annual Chicago Ducky Derby that is held on the Chicago River. Almost 70,000 rubber ducks with sunglasses are literally dumped into the Chicago River every August. Funds are raised to support the Special Olympics Illinois.  Crowds gather on River Walk between the Columbus and Michigan Avenue Bridges to see the … Continue reading Chicago River Ducky Derby

Coronavirus – Double Jabbed to Wear Masks Again!

They thought it was all over! Massive publicity was made by Walt Disney Parks and Casinos in Las Vegas that guests who had been double vaccinated were no longer mandated to wear masks indoors. It didn’t last long and now Nevada has reintroduced restrictions across the state that masks must be worn indoors in counties where there is high transmission. Cases across America are rising … Continue reading Coronavirus – Double Jabbed to Wear Masks Again!