Everything is Bigger in TEXAS!

One of the things that is almost impossible to express about visiting America is the enormity in comparison to living in the UK. On our recent road trip to Texas & Oklahoma along the arterial I-35 in both directions looking at the near and far horizons with big skies I did say that what we are looking at is so hard to communicate back home … Continue reading Everything is Bigger in TEXAS!

Washington D.C – Lincoln Memorial is 100

At the far end of the National Mall in Washington D.C with the Potomac River flowing behind it is the  Lincoln Memorial. On 30 May it was 100 years since it was dedicated. It honours the 16th President of the United States who defended democracy and is styled after the Parthenon in Athens being the birthplace of democracy. Each of the 36 States that existed … Continue reading Washington D.C – Lincoln Memorial is 100

Hollywood Walk of Fame – Los Angeles, CA

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the must visit attractions when visiting Los Angeles. Approximately 10 million tourists visit the free attraction annually. Hollywood Boulevard is home to just over 2,700 stars that are embedded into the pavements and covers 15 blocks of the Boulevard and 3 blocks of Vine Street, a distance of 1.3 miles east to west and for a further … Continue reading Hollywood Walk of Fame – Los Angeles, CA

The 5 Best US Cities to Celebrate Christmas – 2021

According to Wallethub a survey of US Cities has revealed the best places to celebrate Christmas for 2021. The 100 biggest cities were surveyed and were based on more than 30 key indicators for a festive and affordable Christmas across five categories, including traditions & fun, observance, generosity, shopping and costs. Here are the top 5 and not what I was expecting. 5. San Francisco – … Continue reading The 5 Best US Cities to Celebrate Christmas – 2021

The Grand Canyon – 5 interesting facts

The Grand Canyon is on the bucket list of most visitors to America and will be often combined with a day excursion from Las Vegas or Phoenix. A coach tour of Western America will include a night in Flagstaff or Williams combined with a visit into the park.  1.The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long. Starting at Lees Ferry and ends at the Grand Wash … Continue reading The Grand Canyon – 5 interesting facts

Route 66 – Most Miles by State

Route 66 starts in ‘The Windy City’ Chicago and passes through 8 States along it’s 2448 mile journey to Santa Monica Pier in California. In order of direction along Route 66 this is mileage each state has claim to fame of Route 66  Illinois – 301 miles. The starting/end point is Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive but the sign is on E Adams St … Continue reading Route 66 – Most Miles by State

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