The Joy of Solo Travel

GitC at Starbucks Roastery in Seattle

This year I took a late summer holiday, and by the time it came round I was more than ready for it. But this year was a little different. My solo travel took me across the Atlantic to the west coast of America, spending a week in Seattle and Portland. It’s been a few years since I […]

Here Comes Autumn

Pumpkins at Yankee Candle Factory

I love Autumn. It is my favourite time of year. You really can’t beat crisp mornings with their clear blue skies and cool air. If there is anything that would make me get up early it would be this. Walking around in the early morning before everyone starts their day is just magical. You see […]

Walking Boston’s Freedom Trail

At this time of year I can’t help but think about New England and particularly Boston.  I, first, visited about eight years ago and spent a day discovering the City and drinking far too many spiced pumpkin lattes.  So, on my most recent trip to Boston, last summer I was keen to explore more of the […]

Cambridge Massachusetts

Previously when I visited Boston, on a New England tour, we spent a short time in Cambridge and of course at Harvard.  I loved the feel of this area and was very pleased to re-visit on our holiday last year.  I don’t know about you, but when I have visited a place and get a […]

Old Town Trolley’s Ghost Tour Boston

I promised to finish by posts from our summer holiday in Boston last year.  I left you last when we had been in Salem for the day and so were suitably in the mood for spooks and ghosts.  We decided to end the day with an evening ghost tour. This would involve touring the darker side of Boston.  We […]

St Patrick’s Cathedral New York

Whilst on 5th Avenue in New York, you can’t miss the imposing grandeur of St Patrick’s Cathedral.  Last year on our trip to New York, the outside was undergoing restoration, but this did not distract from this magnificent building. St Patrick’s is a community church and there was a service taking place the day we visited.  It welcomes over […]

Salem Massachusetts

One of the places we all wanted to visit on our trip to Boston, was the historic town of Salem.  Famed for the Salem Witch Trials, we wanted to see for ourselves whether this New England town is living in the past.  We decided to travel to Salem via the Salem Ferry, but you can […]

A New York Breakfast

Most mornings I’m happy with my usual breakfast of granola, museli or a cereal bar, but there are some mornings when I need something more.  On Friday, last, I woke up and could really have eaten a lovely breakfast, however there wasn’t enough time to go somewhere before I had to head to the office.  […]