Love the look of this new hotel experience that opens in January 2020 in Napa Valley California. It is only a pop up hotel (is there such a thing?) for one weekend only 10-12 January 2020. If the chocolate and hazelnut spread is a staple in your household you might be visiting paradise. There is a competition to win a two night stay but only … Continue reading Hotella Nutella – Pops up in Napa Valley
The world’s crooked street in fabulous San Francisco is a major tourist attraction. I haven’t been over to California for a few years now but every time I have been in San Francisco it has been on our list to do. When the girls were younger we must have driven around the block on 5 or 6 occasions to drive the short but curvy street. … Continue reading Lombard Street – Toll Proposed!
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
‘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 – 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
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