Amtrak – 50 years old

Happy Anniversary Amtrak This week marked the anniversary of the passenger rail system created in 1971. President Biden, who was a regular commuter between Wilmington and Washington D.C when the Senate was in session and was sometimes referred to as ‘Amtrak Joe’ made an appearance to announce plans for a much needed boost to the rail system’s infrastructure. The President is offering that $80b be … Continue reading Amtrak – 50 years old

New Virgin Hotel – Las Vegas announces No Resort Fees

Due to open it’s doors on 25 March 2021 the new off ‘Strip’ Virgin Hotel, Las Vegas has bucked the trend and entices patrons with no resort fees, free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi. This news will no doubt set the ‘cat amongst the pigeons’.  It will be watched with interest to see if it’s competitors follow suite. This is a great move forward and could … Continue reading New Virgin Hotel – Las Vegas announces No Resort Fees

Presidential Library – Trump

I previously wrote a post on Presidential Libraries and was curious about whether or not that there will be a proposed Presidential Library dedicated to the Trump Presidency. I discovered that the outgoing President is trying to raise $2b to have his library built near his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. The question remains if he will be allowed to open one at all with the … Continue reading Presidential Library – Trump

Penn Station – New York City – Spectacular New Hall Opens

After New York lost the original Penn Station to facilitate Madison Square Garden in the early 1960s and all that remained was an underground hall, New Yorkers are welcoming a new spectacular hall for Amtrak customers.  The Moynihan Train Hall opened on 1 January 2021 in the building that housed the Farley Road Post Office directly across from the Madison Square Garden/Penn Station entrance. The … Continue reading Penn Station – New York City – Spectacular New Hall Opens

Thanksgiving 2020 – Corn is the winner

The annual Turkey Pardon has taken place at the White House. My goodness these birds have been living the high life in Washington DC.  They stayed in the Willard hotel close to the White House and will be flown back to Iowa so the public can visit them. They will reside on the campus of Iowa State University. The tradition of pardoning a turkey gifted … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020 – Corn is the winner

Biden! 46th President of the United States!

After days of waiting and dominating the media across the UK, America has voted for a new President. Biden will become the 46th President of the United States.  Will the world feel a safer place from January 2021? Who knows but it will good to get things back to the ‘new normal’. I tried to find my favourite piece of humour at the start of … Continue reading Biden! 46th President of the United States!

DisneyWorld celebrates 50 in 2021

Works are underway at Walt DisneyWorld to prepare for it’s 50th anniversary in 2021. Cinderella’s Castle has been repainted and the iconic arch on the approach into Walt DisneyWorld that welcomes visitors from across the world is being decorated for the 2021 celebrations. Inside the Magic Kingdom theme park, renovations have recently been completed on widening the pathway between Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square and … Continue reading DisneyWorld celebrates 50 in 2021

Coronavirus – CDC to allow US Cruise Sailings

For the first time since March 14 the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) is to all sailings for cruise ships that operate with more than 250 passengers – WITH CONDITIONS. Cruise lines are going to have to build lab capacity onboard to be able to test for Covid-19 on crew members that are allowed to disembark in the USA. Ships also need to prove that … Continue reading Coronavirus – CDC to allow US Cruise Sailings

Las Vegas – MGM Resorts to Re-start Live Entertainment

It has been almost eight months since the bright lights of Las Vegas last had a live show on the famous Strip. An announcement from MGM Resorts is putting a change to the darkness. Starting next month the hotel chain will start to bring back live entertainment starting with Las Vegas regular David Copperfield (MGM Grand). The date announced is November 6 as team members … Continue reading Las Vegas – MGM Resorts to Re-start Live Entertainment

Coronavirus – Broadway Remains in the Dark

Just announced and really bad news for the 97 thousand workers on New York’s Broadway is that the lights will not be going on until at least 30 May 2021.  The announcement has been made by the Broadway League that represents 41 Broadway Theatres. All ticket sales for the 41 shows have been suspended until next year. Patrons holding tickets in the anticipation of a … Continue reading Coronavirus – Broadway Remains in the Dark