Angels Flight – Los Angeles

A little known tourist attraction in the Bunker Hill District of Los Angeles has existed since 1901. In fact it has the honour of being the shortest railway in the world. This funicular narrow gauge railway runs by cable for only 298ft. Two bright orange cars operate between 06.45 and 22.00 daily. The fare is only $1.00 and if you have a TAG card there … Continue reading Angels Flight – Los Angeles

Yellowstone National Park Celebrates 150 years

The world’s first National Park, Yellowstone National Park was established by the U.S Congress and signed into law by President Ullysses S Grant on March 01 1872. The sheer size of this park and one of the most recognisable in the world is staggering. Yellowstone encompasses 3,472 square miles 2,221,766 acres which is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Over 10,000 … Continue reading Yellowstone National Park Celebrates 150 years

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

Centre of the Universe USA

Really on ‘roads less travelled’ but worth seeing if you happen to be on a road trip in these areas. It seems that at least three places in America claim to have the intriguing title of ‘Center of the Universe’. Tulsa – Oklahoma A concrete circle of bricks located at the apex of the rebuilt span of the old Boston Avenue viaduct between 1st and … Continue reading Centre of the Universe USA

Road Trip Itineraries – Try These

Visitors to America that want to experience the open road and plan journeys along ”The Mother Road” – Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway for their bucket lists could add these suggestions to future adventures. Tip: Remember to factor in car rental and one way drop off fees into your budget Atlantic Coast – Maine to Miami 1,900 miles The I-95 runs from Maine … Continue reading Road Trip Itineraries – Try These

USA Road Trips – Popular Roadside Attractions not to Miss!

If you are planning a ‘safecation’ and doing a road trip keep your eyes peeled for these oddities along your chosen route. Some are historically revered and others have grown and expanded into the local icons that they are today. Admittedly there is plenty to break up the 2,448 miles of Route 66 and two of the most famous are Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo and … Continue reading USA Road Trips – Popular Roadside Attractions not to Miss!