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

High-speed Train Las Vegas to California

There are exciting plans for a proposed High-speed rail service to run 170 miles from Las Vegas to Southern California have taken many forms for a decade now. Plans have come and gone with Virgin Trains being involved and currently sitting with a company called Brightline who are the only privately run train operator in the country and currently operate in Florida between Miami and … Continue reading High-speed Train Las Vegas to California

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

Coronavirus – Delta Removes Middle Seat Ban

Delta Airlines announced yesterday, 31 March 2021, that it will be removing the spare MIDDLE SEAT that introduced due to social distancing measures from 01 May 2021. Delta was the only US Airline that was continuing with this measure. Reports are that US Air Travel is at it’s busiest since the Pandemic started, one year ago. Airlines are insisting that even with a full passenger … Continue reading Coronavirus – Delta Removes Middle Seat Ban

Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Disney is testing OPTIONAL facial recognition technology for entry to the Magic Kingdom. The experiment is being assessed between 23 March and 23 April. Guests must remove hats, visors and sunglasses but their MASKS must be worn. Apparently the image taken converts to a number which is then associated with the point of entry to get into the park. There is a dedicated lane for … Continue reading Coronavirus – Facial Recognition at DisneyWorld

Washington D.C – Cherry Blossom Season March – April

Spring has arrived and although international visitors are still considering options as to when they can start visiting America once more one of the most famous festivals in America has just started. The National Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in Washington D.C runs for four weeks and celebrates Spring’s arrival as well as friendship. In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo presented Washington D.C with 3,000 … Continue reading Washington D.C – Cherry Blossom Season March – April

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