A little known tourist attraction in the Bunker Hill District of Los Angeles has existed since 1901. In fact it has the honour of being the shortest railway in the world. This funicular narrow gauge railway runs by cable for only 298ft. Two bright orange cars operate between 06.45 and 22.00 daily. The fare is only $1.00 and if you have a TAG card there … Continue reading Angels Flight – Los Angeles
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
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
I never knew that the Cannonball Run was actually a thing. I knew it was a movie with Burt Reynolds back in the day but didn’t realise that it was based a real rally. Taking advantage of the ‘Lockdown’ due to the Coronavirus Pandemic a new team driving a 2019 Audi A8 Sedan claim to have created a new record for the 3,000 mile journey … Continue reading Coronavirus – ‘Lockdown’ Cannonball Run Record will it stand?
Some positives from California during this Coronavirus Pandemic at last! Apparently the air quality over major cities of America has improved because of the ‘Lockdowns’. Traffic movement has reduced by approximately 70% and the air quality is the winner here. Cities seeing the best improvement in air quality are Los Angeles, Seattle and New York which probably is expected. Air Quality improves due to the … Continue reading Coronavirus – US Cities see Air Quality Improve
February 2019 will be the 25th anniversary of one of the best moments of my life. I was introduced to Quantum Leap, the iconic 90’s TV series starring Scott Bakula, by my husband. I was a fan almost immediately. I subscribed to a fan magazine where I discovered that there conventions dedicated to the programme. I wouldn’t describe myself as a geek but I decided … Continue reading Quantum Leap – Scott Bakula
‘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