Travel Planning for Your Parents

Travel Planning for Your Parents

When you’re an experienced traveler, you’ll find that you often get roped in to travel planning for other people. Parents are a key example here. Here are some things we’ve learned from experience of helping our parents plan their trips. 1. You can guide but you can’t control. For example, let’s say your parents book […]

How to get from JFK Airport to  Manhattan by Subway

How to get from JFK Airport to Manhattan by Subway

Arriving in any big city can be daunting especially if you are sleep deprived, have arrived at some ungodly hour of the morning or night and are burdened down with luggage. It may be tempting to think, “stuff it, I’ll get a taxi” and that’s a fair enough decision, but be aware that it will […]

Los Angeles’ Beaches: Hermosa and Manhattan

Los Angeles’ Beaches: Hermosa and Manhattan

Hermosa Beach, LA. We spent a recent weekend in Los Angeles and it was Kathryn’s first experience of LA’s beaches. Here are her thoughts. We are based in Las Vegas currently and staying in an extended stay hotel. Last weekend the hotel room rate tripled because of a popular electronic music festival was on in […]

Planning a First Visit to the USA

Planning a First Visit to the USA

It’s no secret that we love the USA. It’s like 50 separate countries all in one. It’s so massive that, on your first trip, you’re going to need to be selective about what you want to see. You could do a “taster” style trip and bounce around a ton of different cities for a couple […]

How to Stay Cool in Las Vegas in Summer

How to Stay Cool in Las Vegas in Summer

Kathryn and I are in complete disagreement about whether early summer weather in Vegas is pleasant or not. Personally I love it! Right now, days are in the low 100s. Here is what I’ve learned about coping with the heat. – Watch the hourly forecast on accuweather. There are some evenings that are gloriously cool […]

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