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Transatlantic antics on Queen Mary 2

We boarded, efficiently at Brooklyn Terminal in New York, the queue moving steadily towards the luxurious lobby of Cunard’s flagship liner, the transatlantic doyen, Queen Mary 2, patiently tied up, loading her supplies and 2100 passengers with their luggage. This was our first cruise on a...

Worming your way through The Big Apple

Times Square New York City Let’s not beat around the bush – New York is the most exciting city that I have ever visited. I’ve visited many cities, but nothing tops New York for the vibe that you get just being there. My arrival was by train, straight into Pennsylvania Station in the heart...

California Zephyr train heads east

Image: Steve Collins A few years ago I embarked on a train trip across the United States of America from San Francisco to New York City, simply because I really like trains. This is a video of the first day of the journey from San Francisco to Emeryville, where I boarded the California...

First Americans Museum Oklahoma

Image: Mark Dreadful Water Cherokee Phoenix The First Americans Museum opened recently in Oklahoma City to great fanfare in way of a celebration of the cultures of the First Nations people. I had often wondered what Oklahoma meant, and it is a Choctaw term meaning either `honoured people’...

Memphis on the Mississippi

Image: Allen Gillespie Memphis Tourism Named after a major city in Ancient Egypt, Memphis is one of the most historic and culturally important cities in the United States. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River in Tennessee, Memphis has always attracted people from afar, and...

Arizona is absolute grandeur

Courtesy of the Arizona Office of Tourism It is possible to be overwhelmed when visiting Arizona. The Grand Canyon is a great introduction to Arizona. It can easily fill you with awe as you experience one of the true natural wonders in the world. It’s a magnificent gorge that has been...

Virginia is for Lovers

Image: Virginia Tourism Corporation, www.Virginia.org There is so much to love about Virginia, the birthplace of the United States of America. Virginia has been using the ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ slogan since 1969, and it still works to attract people to America’s Old Dominion, which is...

Successful Seattle

Image: Port of Seattle Seattle, Washington is a water city that’s sequestered between the Salish Sea (also known as Puget Sound) to its west and Lake Washington to its east. The city of Seattle is also located close to volcanoes, including magnificent Mt Rainier and the less predictable...

Houston Texas a true space city

Image: Visit Houston If you’ve ever imagined Houston, Texas to be a dusty, desert city you’d be supremely wrong. Houston is a very green city, which boasts four of the biggest city parks in America. Yes, there’s space-a-plenty here. Even though Houston is 80 km inland, the city boasts one...

Colorado straddling the Rockies

Image: Rocky Mountain National Park. Credit – Visit Colorado Mountains distinguish Colorado. The Rocky Mountains to be specific. The state encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western...