Category Archives: United States

Exploring the North American Pacific Coast by Ferry – part 1

  The Pacific Coast of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska is well served with ferries.   It needs to be.  As well as the many island communities, even places on the mainland have no road links with the rest of continental … Continue reading

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A Trip with the Wow Factor Day after Day

In mid June we made our first flight on a Boeing 787 – the Dreamliner as it is called. That name was so appropriate for the trip we were embarking upon, a “trip of a lifetime”.  For us, a perfect … Continue reading

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Flying from Minneapolis to Newfoundland

 After a bit more than two weeks of great family time at our son’s new home in Minneapolis, the wanderlust called.  We travelled in two stages from Minneapolis St Paul’s (MSP) Airport to St John’s, the capital of Newfoundland & … Continue reading

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Highway 61 Visited

Before the days of Interstates (motorways), the USA was criss-crossed by a series of long, long roads with their lengths measured in hundreds and even thousands of miles.  Probably the most famous is US 66 or Route 66 running from … Continue reading

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Give Me a Map Any Day

The reason for the title of this post will become apparent in the second half of this post but in the meantime let’s start at the beginning. A few days ago we flew to America to celebrate a rather special … Continue reading

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Arkansas – The Kindest State

Very briefly.  I wrote recently about Arkansas the “Natural State” and, in my haste, forgot to mention the people of Arkansas, the Arkansans. The USA is world famous as the land of service.  The Americans make it an art form, … Continue reading

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The Natural State – A Hidden Gem

This blog is about a little-known State in the US of A. Recently we spent three weeks there on a family visit. It was our second time in this gem of a state and it did not disappoint. If you’d … Continue reading

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