Stopover Albuquerque: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Although it isn’t the state capital, Albuquerque is the most populous city in New Mexico. We’d suggest that if you find yourself there with 24 hours in hand, you indulge yourself in some of the Mexican-inspired cuisine and seek out some well-known TV and movie locations. Getting About We usually like to get public transportation … More Stopover Albuquerque: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Stopover Minneapolis: The Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

The Midwestern city of Minneapolis, along with its twin city, St. Paul, makes an ideal destination for a stopover. Located on the mighty Mississippi River, this city has great food, music, and sports. Rather than just pass through the airport, take 24 hours to explore this pulsating city. Getting About Of course, cabs are available at … More Stopover Minneapolis: The Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Stopover Charlotte: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Charlotte is a major international hub in the U.S., where many people find themselves with a layover of a few hours. Our recommendation would be to push back your connecting flight until the following day and use the time to explore this vibrant city, especially if food, art or sport is your thing. Getting About … More Stopover Charlotte: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

Round the world in pictures: North America

While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers USA and Canada. Our first day finds us in #chicago and after a fabulous pizza (what else?) we had a … More Round the world in pictures: North America

Spotlight on beautiful Vancouver and liberal San Francisco

We’ve just spent a week exploring the cities of Vancouver and San Francisco. But which did we like best? Setting Both cities are set on peninsulas close to the Pacific, with sheltered waterways on one or more sides. Vancouver has the more pleasing backdrop, with mountains and islands all around, whilst San Francisco has the … More Spotlight on beautiful Vancouver and liberal San Francisco

Top ten surprises from our first five days

There has been so much to take in over our first five days. But some things have come as a surprise. Here’s our rundown .. 1) Airline food can be OK. Nice teryaki chicken on Virgin Atlantic Heathrow to Chicago. 2) Kamloops–the landscape either side of Kamloops on the route on the Rocky Mountaineer was … More Top ten surprises from our first five days