Sailing America’s Great Lakes…..

By |2018-06-28T09:08:39+00:00June 26th, 2018|Latest at Hallmark, USA|

Sailing America’s Great Lakes….. Begin this grand exploration of North America’s Great Lakes by flying into Toronto Nearly 15,000 years ago, the last of the great glaciers retreated, leaving us the five Great Lakes–Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Together, they contain more than one fifth of the planet’s fresh surface water. On the M/V [...]

Casinos, Canyons and Forest Giants – National Parks of USA

By |2018-06-28T09:09:29+00:00May 23rd, 2018|USA|

  To some it is a modern-day Gomorrah, but whatever your view, Las Vegas is a fascinating experience, if only to marvel at the brash vulgarity and total unreality of it all. For us it was the starting point of a three week, 2500 mile self-drive tour, which took us to some of the most [...]

America’s Great Lake Erie!

By |2018-06-21T13:25:05+00:00May 22nd, 2018|USA|

American Airlines took me to The Great Lakes of North America! First Chicago then Detroit, home of Motown and famous for the motor industry. I toe-tapped through Hitsville – home to the Motown’s Studio a museum in the footsteps of talented USA musicians like The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Then, [...]

Boston – New England in Winter, A shop-til-you drop experience

By |2018-05-22T15:07:04+00:00April 30th, 2018|USA|

I was invited to the city of Boston as a destination for shopping and sightseeing in the off-season but, as it was nearly November, it was also time for some Christmas shopping! I set off on a British Airways flight direct from Heathrow; the service in World Traveller Class (economy) was excellent. I was in [...]

“Let the Train take the Strain”

By |2017-10-28T06:15:16+00:00June 14th, 2017|USA|

  Remember that TV ad? I couldn’t say it better – get away from the stress of airport terminals, get away from the 5-lane traffic jams, get away from it all, and let the train take the strain! Jazz, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll Explore Chicago’s famous blues scene and popular sights. Then, head to [...]

The Parks & Peaks of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming – by Jo Bradley

By |2017-06-12T14:24:42+00:00June 23rd, 2015|USA|

Salt Lake City is the city for easy access to this part of USA. Hop on/hop off sightseeing buses offer an easy way to explore the city and view all the points of interest – one of which is the Hotel Utah, known as the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in honour of its founder of the Latter Day [...]

Outdoor Adventure in California – In Search of Snoopy

By |2017-06-12T14:24:44+00:00November 5th, 2014|USA|

Special Travel Agent Jo here! My brief? No, not to Infinity & Beyond – but to join “Team Charlie Brown” in a mission to go in search of Snoopy who it was rumoured had been kidnapped in California! I always wanted to see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and I was not disappointed. The vibrant [...]

Fly-Drive and Fly again – West Coast USA by Gabriele Scholes

By |2017-06-12T14:24:45+00:00May 6th, 2014|USA|

For me this was a dream trip! The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Hollywood… I was so excited! And oh so lucky – to be off on this visit and all in the name of work! Courtesy of Virgin Atlantic I was delighted with the invitation to try out the Virgin Upper Class Lounge! Upper Class passengers also have [...]