Staten Island Ferry

I’m a bit smitten by the movies and admit to liking a good romcom.  This trip to NYC was going to include a few movie related excursions including Katz’s Deli, breakfast at Tiffany’s and riding the Staten Island Ferry. There are many movies and television programmes where the characters have used the Ferry but the […]

911 Memorial

I have visited NYC three times since 911. The first time was three months after the attacks and there were barriers around the site with posters on them asking for information on loved ones.  It was a very emotional visit and one that I will never forget.  On that first visit we went across the […]

New York City

Can a city loose it’s sparkle? I was really looking forward to coming back to New York City (NYC).  It has been nearly four years since I last visited, that time it was winter, just before Thanksgiving, so everywhere was getting ready for the holiday season and so feeling very festive.  On that trip I […]

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 […]