A review of Hancock Shaker Village, which we visited on a sunny October morning in 2019. … More Learning about our kitchen, in Hancock Shaker Village
New England in the Fall: don’t leave it too late – a guide to touring the New England fall foliage. … More New England in the Fall: don’t leave it too late
As Brits, we’re taught hardly anything about Boston history and the early days of the USA. We learnt so much on this historical tour. … More Boston: History in every footstep
A day in Monterey – the sights, tastes and smells of the famous Cannery Row, Monterey, California. … More A day in Monterey
A round up of our RV trip around California, taking in Lake Tahoe, Bodie, Yosemite and the Pacific Coast Highway. … More Did we know the way to San Jose? Not really….but we do now….
The RV Experience. After touring around California in a 30ft RV, just how was it? We assess the drive and the accommodation in detail. … More The RV Experience
‘Hey guys, how are YOU doing today,’ asked a beaming Renee at her brocante-style store in Main Street, El Dorado. I toyed with telling her I felt like I was in the early stages of labour, but decided she’d worry for either a) my sanity or b) her beautifully polished oak floor. ‘We’re great thanks,’ … More Sick, and 5,000 miles from the NHS. What now?
Eight evocative photos that sum up the experience of visiting Bodie State Historic Park. … More Photo essay: Bodie ghost town
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
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