Starbucks get the publicity but were beaten on the starting line by Dunkin Donuts for the early return of the seasonal favourite…..Pumpkin Spice Latte! Gosh I miss America and it seems further away than ever right now. Why can’t the UK have the same delicious and heart warming aroma of Pumpkin Spice? We get seasonal flavours that finish on 31 October as a Halloween tie … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Latte – Early Fall Return
Just announced, the demise of the Segway after only 19 years. Production will cease shortly on the two wheeler self balancing vehicle that is a regular sight in shopping malls across America. Most cities have companies that offer Segway tours of their most popular sights but here in the UK they can’t be used on public roads or footpaths so have never taken off here. … Continue reading Segway – the end of an era?
There are no limits where Las Vegas is concerned and this new tour caught my eye. It consists of a ride in an SUV with complimentary Sparkling Cider or Chocolate Wine to these chocolate attractions in Las Vegas. M&M World Las Vegas Hersheys Chocolate World Las Vegas Ethel M Factory Visit The Cafe Hollywood at Planet Hollywood Oh not forgetting a photo stop at the … Continue reading Las Vegas – Chocolate Tour – Save Money and Do It Yourself!
My photos reminded me that it is three years since I visited the White House. It still remains a unique visit as a British Citizen and something that I will always cherish. After all the security checks were done one of the biggest thrills was just walking up to the East Wing and letting myself in. The other stand out memory was looking down the … Continue reading November 9 2016 – White House Tour
Tom-Tom send me regular emails trying to get me to upgrade and change my perfectly functioning (famous last words) unit. This latest attempt caught my eye though. I did click Find Out More Tom Tom Traffic Index – Live Congestion Statistics It might be helpful in planning your next city visit to the States. Continue reading Traffic Congestion – Washington D.C
In preparation for my short visit into Washington State next month I finally booked my Amtrak Cascades ticket from Mount Vernon to Seattle. I should have done it ages ago. TIP: There are different fare types with limited seats so BOOK EARLY! I paid $60 which was $26 to Seattle and $22 plus an upgrade of $12 to get a Business Class seat. If I … Continue reading Amtrak Cascades
I finalised my visit into America now and will be staying in Mount Vernon which is about 1.15 hours from Surrey in British Columbia. I know that the border crossing could hours to my trip. I am going to cross over the Peace Arch at Blaine for 3 nights next month. I chose this area because it in between Seattle and Vancouver. I want some … Continue reading Mount Vernon – Washington
I wrote a little while ago about hidden charges at hotels Click Here to read – Hotels and Hidden Extras I subscribe to different travel blogs and sure enough there are other travellers also having doubts about these hidden charges being managed by massive search engines and what they are actually offering the travelling public. Reportedly Booking.com want to earn commission from these ‘resort fees’. They … Continue reading Online Travel Agencies (OTA) – Trying to take commission for additional resort fees
My Rocky Mountaineer hosting experience is taking shape and I have six nights from seeing the Celebrity Eclipse group embark on their Alaska cruise and arriving back on Sunday 7 July. I will be staying in Vancouver as part of the group in two different hotels either side of the cruise. My plan was to stay in Canada so I started searching for reasonable priced … Continue reading AirBNB vs Hotels
My plans have changed for the Rocky Mountaineer group in July and I will arriving with the group and having the time as holiday whilst they are cruising. I can’t afford the crazy prices in the Vancouver area so I am going into Washington State. There is a choice of 4 crossings but can anyone suggest which is best? My plan is to cross on … Continue reading Which Border Crossing is best?