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The Passive Income Travellers

MONTH: JULY 2015

A taste of parenthood

Unfortunately a lot of my Dad’s side of the family live way too far away in Canada. This includes 3 aunties, an uncle, 4 of my cousins (all older than me) and then their 6 kids. As I’m an only child and am not really in touch with my Mum’s side of the family, this means almost all of the kids are hundreds of miles away. This is similar for Nick who also has very few little people in the family bac [...]

By |July 31st, 2015|Canada, Daily Blog, Toronto|0 Comments

Food, food, glorious food

I think we had almost forgotten what its like to sleep in a nice place. There was no crashing and banging, no cars revving outside and best of all no horrible smells. In the morning we was greeted by the lovely aroma of bacon and eggs, what a treat! We scurried down stairs to find the table all laid out for us and a delicious strawberry and banana smoothie. I think this is when it dawned on us tha [...]

By |July 29th, 2015|Canada, Daily Blog, Toronto|0 Comments

Wonders of Wall Street

The previous two days were spent doing all the attractions that came highly recommended from friends and online reviews. So then today, our last day with the passes, became a struggle to decide what to do. When we was out sailing on the first day a tourist speedboat came thundering past us, it was the total opposite to what we was doing, and to our delight it was included with our passes. That’s t [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Daily Blog, New york, USA|0 Comments

On top of the rock

As with yesterday, today has been another action packed day.. Madam Tussaud’s First up was Madam Tussaud's. This wasn’t really part of today’s plan but as we were passing (at a time where most sensible people were still in bed) we noticed there was no queue so decided to pop in. I’ve been to the one in London but Nick’s never been so this was a good chance. Obviously being America, the waxworks we [...]

By |July 26th, 2015|Daily Blog, New york, USA|3 Comments

From bridges to bodies

So having shed out £200 on our New York passes, we were obviously determined to get our monies worth and pack in as much as we could over the next 3 days. I bought Nick one of these passes in London for his Birthday a couple of years ago and they’re really good value if you don’t mind busy days. The New York one allowed us free entry to over 80 attractions across the City and covered most of the t [...]

By |July 25th, 2015|Daily Blog, New york, USA|0 Comments

Free NYC

Google said it was a 45 minute drive to JFK airport (where we was dropping off the Mustang). We didn’t trust the traffic so set off with 30 minutes to spare, leaving the motel at 7:30. The drive in was actually quite pleasant and offered us really good views of Manhattan and all the skyscrapers. When we was getting our belongings out of the car the clerk greeted us with ‘there is only $607 to pay’ [...]

By |July 24th, 2015|Daily Blog, New york, USA|0 Comments

A Washington walk about

Before our final stop in New York, one place we wanted to visit was Washington D.C. Not being able to afford the hotel prices in Obama’s neck of the woods, we stayed just outside in a town called Laurel and drove into Washington this morning. I was expecting it to be similar to Central London, full of high rise buildings, bumper to bumper traffic and busy streets. I was only right about the buildi [...]

By |July 21st, 2015|Daily Blog, USA, Washington DC|0 Comments

Boats and Buildings

Our architecture boat tour was booked for 4:30 today, but apart from that, we had nothing planned. We sat in the hotel room pondering what to do when I saw Kevin had commented on a photo asking if we had been to the art museum. He was not the first to suggest it so that solved that little problem and we headed there first. We managed to get Hayley in as a student thanks to her very old student car [...]

By |July 18th, 2015|Chicago, Daily Blog, USA|2 Comments