How to apply for an ESTA to enter the USA

By | April 24th, 2015|USA|

Do you know her? She's crazy! Yes I did know her Mr US customs officer sir, and yeah crazy isn't too far off the mark when it comes to describing her, but crazy or not, it didn't matter, he had stamped our passports and having passed through customs at JFK I was able to set foot [...]

My Grand Central centenary experience

By | February 28th, 2014|USA|

Often called Grand Central Station, the famed commuter terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan last year celebrated its centenary having official opened February 2nd 1913.  OK so this post is a little late, but I was lucky to be in New York in 2013, and even luckier to take in Grand Central Station during its [...]

The View From The Top Of The Rock – New York

By | November 21st, 2013|USA|

When it comes to observation decks in New York, there are two big names, and of course buildings, that are vying for your attention, custom and ascent.  It is a heavyweight clash, with the Empire State Building in one corner and The Top Of The Rock @ Rockafeller Center (TOTR) in the opposite corner.  Both [...]

5 Things that surprised me about New York

By | November 13th, 2013|USA|

I had quite a few preconceptions the city prior to my first visit to the city just over a month ago, but upon visiting found a number of things that surprised me about New York. Having seen the skyscraper clad centre featured in an abundance of TV shows and movies, plus on the news and in [...]

Coney Island and it’s wondrous Wonder Wheel

By | October 30th, 2013|USA|

My obsession with Coney Island started some years back, I must have been around 18 and just happened to be channel hopping late one evening when I stumbled upon a film entitled The Warriors.  When I say late one evening I actually mean early one morning, I think I'd been out the night before with [...]

Witnessing New York’s Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz for the first, and only(?) time

By | October 25th, 2013|USA|

5pointz, the worlds only building even resembling a graffiti museum is under threat.  With the current owners attempting to sell up, it looks as though the 200,000 sq ft building which houses, both inside and out, an incredible array of aerosol art by artists both native to the US, and from lands far far away, [...]

An A to Z of New York part 2

By | October 23rd, 2013|USA|

Seconds out, round two.  Here we go with the second half of my A to Z of New York. In case you missed round one, here's the deal -  A couple of months ago I was approached by the good people at TravelsuperMarket.  They asked if I would be interested in flying to JFK and then spending [...]

An A to Z of New York part 1

By | October 21st, 2013|USA|

Wow, what a trip! Three days of running around New York like a madman, girlfriend in tow, and a full A to Z of the city compiled.  Mission accomplished!  If you follow me on Instagram or like my page on Facebook you may have seen a few of my chosen 26 pop up/flood your stream. [...]

An A to Z of New York in mapped Instagram Photos

By | October 10th, 2013|Real Time Blogging, USA|

An A to Z of New York, coming right up. As a part of my travel around NYC with Travelsupermarket this week, I have been tasked with the job of creating an A to Z of the city. This is no easy task I'm sure you'll agree, but via the magic of social media I [...]

Live photos from NYC

By | October 9th, 2013|Real Time Blogging, USA|

Reporting live from the Big Apple, for one week only its ... well, me. YAY! Not to be confused with my A to Z of NYC live page, this real time blogging page is going to capture my entire journey, from the moment I leave home, get the train to Manchester, fly down to Heathrow, [...]