The White House

I couldn’t visit Washington D.C. without visiting the White House.  We had seen the back as we walked from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument so I couldn’t wait to see it up close.  This must be one of the most iconic buildings in America and it one that doesn’t need an address really, […]

Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House

With only four and a half days in Washington D.C. I was keen to take in as much American history as I could. I had been recommended to visit Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House, where Lincoln’s legacy lives on.  We visited on a Sunday and so the China Town area, where the theatre and house […]

National Museum of American History

After visiting Capitol Hill SBA and I made our way down the Mall, stopping off at the sculpture garden enroute to the National Museum of American History.  This was one of the museums on my list to visit whilst we were in Washington D.C.  I don’t know where my obsession with America started, although I […]

Kent, Garden of England

I spent the last week of August in gorgeous sunny Kent on the south east coast of England.  It is a place that I have wanted to visit for a long time, having seen it featured on many property programmes.  One of my cousin now lives in historic Sandwich and so I have more than one […]

Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, National World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument

We left the Lincoln Memorial making our way down the left side of the reflecting pool towards the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, National World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument.  I was disappointed to not see the reflecting pool filled, but the repairs are necessary and it will be open again later this year. I thought the […]

Lincoln Memorial

After visiting Arlington Cemetery we made our way across the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial.  There are some fabulous statues that stand at the foot of the bridge. I’d been told that the Lincoln Memorial was large, so my expectations had somewhat been managed, but I’m not sure I imagined quite how large it […]

Arlington Cemetery

Our first full day in Washington D.C. was to be a packed day of sight seeing, starting at Arlington Cemetery.  We made our way to Arlington via the underground, which cost us $1.85 for a single trip. The exit is a few minutes walk from the entrance to the cemetery.  There is a visitors centre […]