June 24th is a day that will go down in history forever – the day the UK voted to leave the EU. It was very close and it was a surprise to many that the Leave Campaign won.
I love to travel and I appreciate the freedom of movement, so I did not want to leave the EU. I wanted to put together a post to show what may happen to those like myself, now we face a time of uncertainty.
I spent many years living near Washington DC and I used to go back every summer. I would recommend at least a long weekend here if you are heading over to the east coast. There is so much to see and it doesn’t have to break your budget.
The best way to see Washington Dc is to walk down the mall. The National Museum of Natural History is down the Mall and is popular for locals with families as well as tourists. It is home to the insect zoo where we used to watch the feeding of the tarantula, there is also a IMAX cinema and a hall of dinosaurs. This is a great place to take the kids and even older members of the family.
I went to Paris last weekend and recommend some fantastic attractions to visit you have to see.
San Franciso is a beautiful city in California. Sometimes it feels so different to the rest of the state, maybe due to is micro climate with the bay. It is also one of the most compact cities I have been to, so many restaurants, bars and attractions in just 49 square miles.
If you are heading to the west coast of the United States, I would definitely recommend you spend a few days in San Francisco. However, many people use this city as a stop over when flying to Australia.
Here are just my top tips on what to do when you are in SF.
Catch a Cable Car at the corner of Powell and Market
The cable car dates back to 1873. British born Andrew Hallidie was inspired to build the cable car system when he saw horses die due to the steep hills of San Francisco. The system was copied in many places over the world including Dunedin in New Zealand. There are sill 3 cable lines that remain and which still run today. It costs $7 to take one single ride. Get there early as there are long lines for the cable car. If you go in July, there are the annual cable car bell ringing contests, which takes place on either the second or third Thursday of the month.