Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 3 Washington DC

We arrived at our Washington DC base, an air b n b in the Capitol Hill area of the city, late afternoon in the pouring rain. Thankfully, we had minimal distance to unload our bags from the car and inside was some lovely treats such as coffee, popcorn, cookies and cereal bars. We took half … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 3 Washington DC

Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 2 the Battle of Gettysburg

We arrived at Gettysburg late afternoon, following a simple journey west on interstate 76 from Philadelphia. Our accommodation for the night was a basic but perfectly fine Super 8 Motel on the edge of town, a simple Uber journey away into the main town. We freshened up and made our way into town, heading for … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 2 the Battle of Gettysburg

Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War. Part 1 Philadelphia

Thanks to bagging some super cheap flights back in the January sales, we find ourselves back across the pond for October Half Term. This time we are taking a historical DIY journey through Pennsylvania and Virginia, visiting historical sites ranging from the late 1700s and the American Revolution against the British to a hundred years … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War. Part 1 Philadelphia

Adventures on the Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise – July 2019 Part 7 – [Hopefully not Sleepless in] Seattle 

Wednesday Wednesday morning 7am, and the MS Volendam docked for the final time of our tour, in Vancouver. It was time to disembark and I felt flat as a pancake about this. All good adventures must come to an end, I know, but I was willing to have another week on the ship, you know, … More Adventures on the Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise – July 2019 Part 7 – [Hopefully not Sleepless in] Seattle 

Adventures on the Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise – July 2019 Part 6 – Alaska Cruise on board the MS Volendam.

Wednesday lunchtime Check in and embarkation onto our home for the next 7 nights was fairly quick and easy and by 12.30 we were boarding the ship. I was beyond excited, poor Keith had to put up with me! First impressions of the MS Volendam were good. It was grand and although huge, not too … More Adventures on the Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise – July 2019 Part 6 – Alaska Cruise on board the MS Volendam.

Adventures on the Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise – July 2019 Part 5 – Vancouver

Monday evening We arrived into Vancouver station around 5pm and picked up our coach transfer to Vancouver Four Seasons hotel. Our evening was spent at leisure so we wasted no time showering and changing and went for our first explore of the area. We walked for 10 minutes and found the historic and famous Gastown- … More Adventures on the Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise – July 2019 Part 5 – Vancouver