VISITING THE USA CAPITAL | Sharon Henry Donald Trump’s bigly promise to 'make America great again' will be orchestrated from here, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, when the new American president moves into the White House in Washington, DC in January 2017. We were in the
Tourism for All – Access For Everyone | Darrin Henry This year’s World Tourism Day on 27 September, 2016, has adopted a theme of accessible tourism, entitled: Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility. Tearing the cartilage in my knee a few months ago while playing football
The Man Who Invented Country And Western Music | Sharon Henry Let me tell you a story about the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and The Mid Nite Jamboree. Sunday mornings growing up, my sister and I were subjected to country and western music cranked
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR TRAIL | Darrin Henry Facts about the battle of Gettysburg are gorily stunning. Perhaps the most hard-hitting is the number of casualties in the battle of Gettysburg. After three days, 51,000 soldiers were left either dead, wounded or missing. Even today
RAIL MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA, PA| Sharon Henry Steamtown National Historic Site aka Scranton train museum is a must for rail enthusiasts and people who’d enjoy a steam train experience with steam train rides in PA. On our visit we discovered that a turntable station
MEMORIAL DAY, USA | Darrin Henry Memorial Day in the USA is a public holiday held every year on the last Monday in May, created to remember those who gave their lives in the American Civil War (1861-1865) but in the years since has been widened to include all subsequent conflicts.
DON’T FORGET THE SAINTS | Darrin Henry For years we’ve been told, ‘the most special thing about St Helena is the people and its culture,’ and it would form the cornerstone of our new tourism based economy. However, experts driving the island’s tourism objective
THE LAST ROAD FOR ISLAND DONKEYS | Sharon Henry Nothing much attracts more attention and willing admirers than a newborn baby, even if at six weeks old he's already a metre tall and has all his teeth. We're cooing and ahhing over the new
The American Civil Rights Movement | Sharon Henry On 4 April 1968, 48 years ago today, civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Our visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia, was an eye opener for
VIETNAM EDUCATION MEMORIAL | Sharon Henry The Temple of Literature in Hanoi aka Quoc Tu Giam is an excellent place to visit for respite when the bustle of the Vietnam capital becomes overwhelming. It’s one of the cool things to do in Hanoi – literally.