Bon Voyage Sales Supervisor, Nikki Gibbs, has spent 20 years with the company and seen just about every part of North America from Niagara Falls to the Californian winelands and from the rugged Rocky Mountains to the beaches of Miami. But our intrepid traveller had never veered this far off the beaten track……
Day 1 – London Heathrow to Whitehorse
I joined a small (but select!) band of UK tour operators for the Air Canada flight from Heathrow via Vancouver to Whitehorse in the Yukon. I’m always fascinated by the fact that because you take a ‘shortcut’ over the Pole to Western Canada the flying time from London is the same as Miami and an hour less than, say, Dallas. The check-in at Terminal Three is quick and easy and thanks to excellent in-flight entertainment the time passes quickly. Continue reading
Nick Dalton is a travel writer and expert in both cruises and American destinations. Following his recent journey on the American Queen he has kindly allowed Bon Voyage to feature his article that appeared in the Daily Express.
“I’m sitting on deck hypnotised by the relentless flow of the mighty Mississippi as the paddle steamer American Queen heads upstream.
“The river must be a mile wide, its banks thick with forest and the air is warm.”
I happened to catch this song on the radio recently. Radio Two, if you must know. The first thing I did when I got home was to find the track on my iPod and remind myself why it’s a one of my favourite songs of all time. Not the frivolous remake version as recorded by the scarily renovated Cher, but the original by Marc Cohn. His haunting and powerful voice and the simple yet evocative lyric always transport me to one of my favourite cities in The South, Memphis. Continue reading
I passed a milestone birthday recently. I am not going to say how old I am but let’s just say it has a five in the number and leave it at that, shall we? And being of a certain age I find myself regularly caught in the generational language gap;
“Album?!” my children would say with a sneering tone, “Isn’t that what you put pictures in?” Continue reading
Born To Be Wild! Travelling Route 66 On A Harley
Since Billy Connolly and his greasy pony tail cruised along Route 66 on the popular ITV series in 2010, the bike- riding British public simply cannot get enough of Harley Holidays . We recently arranged a Route 66 Harley Holiday for a terrific group of guys from the UK and Phil Colman did a great job of blogging about the trip: He’s kindly agreed to let us publish his account of the adventure. Over to you Phil……(far right)
Santa Monica Pier – the end of Route 66.
Day 1: May 2012. Getting there.
OK, so the day had finally come – all packed and ready, say goodbye (and happy birthday to Melanie my wife) with lots of ‘be carefuls’ being offered. Continue reading
Theresa Young is Bon Voyage’s own resident American and our Business Development Manager. She has lived in the UK for 15 years and this is her perspective on the Queen’s Jubilee………with, of course, a Yankee twist!
I have to start with an apology as I believe this blog may be lost on 87% of the UK public, to whom the name Al Roker will mean nothing . For the other 13% and various Americans who might stumble on this, you will know Al as the affable weatherman/co-host on NBC’s Today Show. And, for the past few years, Al has had his own show on the Weather Channel too. Continue reading
We’ve been a bit grumpy this week and have to admit – it’s all down to this lovely spring weather we are having…or not! BUT, instead of complaining, we’ve got the power to book ourselves somewhere sunny. And you are invited to come with us!