Awful staff, Awful service!

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‘They don’t seem to understand that you tip in America’ said the waitress about the neighbouring table of Spanish guests in the Hilton’s Connolly Publik House restaurant. (Yes folks, the traditional Reluctant Tourist Travel Complaint for this trip is here!) …

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

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    The monster storm that staggered Massachusetts on Tuesday brought as much as 3 feet of snow, ferocious winds, coastal flooding, and dozens of evacuations. Despite the wallop, there was a widely shared sense the state had caught a …

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Property list flip New York

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It seems that after the economic crash the American real estate market was hit hard. Realtors (estate agents) had to find new work, and thanks to HGTV, most of them became TV presenters. Having been house bound in New York …

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I Have a Dream…

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We arrive in Washington DC on Tuesday evening, get a long slow metro from the airport to our apartment and head out to grab some food. I have a few sniffles, have been coughing on the plane all day and …

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Washington DC… it’s changed a bit since then!

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Twenty five years ago as a fresh faced skinny nineteen year old wearing a camp Half Moon t-shirt, shorts and converse high-tops I back-packed off a train at Amtrak’s Union Station to begin my first visit to Washington DC, the …

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