New England – Latest Road Trip 2018

The count down is on. I have done all my planning and research and this week I put the finishing touches on my latest road trip. Probably missing some ‘must not miss’ areas but feeling pretty pleased with the result. If you have read my earlier blog on planning in progress or Great Rail Journeys you will remember that I want to visit Mount Washington … Continue reading New England – Latest Road Trip 2018

Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2

Michael Portillo has one of the best jobs ever! He and his little Appleton’s book get to travel and experience America by rail. His obvious enjoyment in presenting the history of his destinations and how they affected modern America is infectious. He is a retired Politian and yet he presents in an informative and often humorous style. I love his obvious British awkwardness but he … Continue reading Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2

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