New York City – Woolworth Building

The Woolworth Building in New York with it’s ‘Neo Gothic’ features was once the tallest building in the world and known as the ‘Cathedral of Commerce’. Located at 233 Broadway, Lower Manhattan it was built in 1913 and reached 792ft with 58 floors which made it the tallest building in the world, a record it held until 1930 when the Bank of Manhattan on Wall … Continue reading New York City – Woolworth Building

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

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

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!

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 England – Adirondack Chairs

On my travels I find myself drawn to the photogenic porches and harbour areas with colourful outdoor wooden chairs known as Adirondack Chairs. Also known as Westport or Muskoka Chairs. Here in the UK they are often referred to as Maryland Chair. Originally known as the Westport Chair it was designed by Thomas Lee, a native of Massachusetts, in 1903 while he was holidaying at … Continue reading New England – Adirondack Chairs

Filling Up at the Pump Stateside

I pulled into a gas service station between Burlington and Bellingham WA to make sure that I had enough gas to get me back to Vancouver. Unlike in the UK you can either pay at the pump or pre-pay inside. I always have problems using a card at the pumps over in America because it doesn’t seem to recognise my credit card as credit for … Continue reading Filling Up at the Pump Stateside

The Top 10 USA Cities by Overseas Visitors

There are two cities on this list that I haven’t visited so are there any surprises with these findings? In reverse order with percentage share of overseas visitors by air a according to records released for 2017 from the  US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census  and the National Travel & Tourism Office 10. Chicago 3.95% 9. Boston 4.24% 8. Washington D.C 5.47% 7. Honolulu … Continue reading The Top 10 USA Cities by Overseas Visitors

Where NOT to start a FLY-DRIVE in America

Not something I considered before I pick up my rental car and that is what are the road users going to be like. According to recent report the worst and best States to start your Fly Drive and Road Trip of a Lifetime are now ranked. The order has been compiled by Quote Wizard that is like a travel agency but for car insurance (available … Continue reading Where NOT to start a FLY-DRIVE in America

Christmassy Cities to Visit

I came across a list of the most Christmassy cities across the States, some are obvious choices and others seem quite random…that is unless you are part of the planning committee. I think that America does Christmas fantastically and somehow it seems genuine and that effort and thought is put into the spectacle. By State Alabama – Huntsville – See Santa’s Village at the Train … Continue reading Christmassy Cities to Visit