Coronavirus – US/Canada Land Border Still Closed

All non-essential travel by land between USA and Canada has been closed since the Global Coronavirus Pandemic took hold in March 2020. It was due to open again on 21 June 2021 but once again has been pushed back by at least another month. Apparently double vaccinated Canadians might be allowed to cross into America if they can show their vaccine status by way of … Continue reading Coronavirus – US/Canada Land Border Still Closed

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

Fairfield, CA – Jelly Belly Factory

AS SEEN ON GREAT AMERICAN RAIL JOURNEYS BBC2 with Michael Portillo and to my great satisfaction. If you happen to find yourself between San Francisco and Sacramento on the I 80 make a stop at the Jelly Belly Factory. Factory Tours of Jelly Belly, Fairfield, CA. Tours are free and you get to see the in depth process of how these little beans of joy … Continue reading Fairfield, CA – Jelly Belly Factory

Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier

‘Get your kicks on Route 66’! There are plenty of options to experience the Historic Route 66 but here are some facts about why the interest around this particular road and other must travel roads. America’s Main Street is one of the nick names for Route 66. Will Rogers Highway is another name associated with this most historic of roads.  It was in 1939  that immortalised  Route … Continue reading Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier

Pacific Coast Highway – 655 miles California Coast Leggett to Dana Point

Pacific Coast Highway – SR (State Route) 1 or Highway 101 runs north to south for 655 miles (1055 km) along California’s coast. The section known as the Big Sur runs between St Luis Obispo and Carmel is an official Scenic Highway. It is scenically stunning with plenty of places to pull in and admire the views and access to beaches and parks. It does suffer with … Continue reading Pacific Coast Highway – 655 miles California Coast Leggett to Dana Point

Weekend Visits – Shoppers Paradise

I could wax lyrical about shopping in America and bore you to death with descriptions of malls that I have visited over 30 years but I hear you and won’t go down that path. Shopping in America is an experience and I love it…there I said it. These tips are all personal from visiting these cities and their fantastic malls. Most malls open at 10.00 … Continue reading Weekend Visits – Shoppers Paradise