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America’s Greatest Liner – SS UNITED STATES – The Last Great Race

Larry Driscoll’s book “The Last Great Race”  fascination with ships started as a 7-year-old, when he, his mother and two siblings boarded the S.S. America to cross the Atlantic to join his father in Paris, who worked for the Voice of America. Driscoll recalls how the ship — in the ... Read More »

Airline Review – JOSH CAHILL’s ultra first class experience on EMIRATES!

We are now featuring selected travel bloggers regularly to provide reviews of transportation services (airlines, rail, and cruises) and visiting worldwide destinations.  JOSH CAHILL is a travel expert and adventurist with a passion for airplanes. He founded the award-winning blog Go Travel Your Way, becoming one of the first bloggers ... Read More »

California’s SP Streamliner COAST DAYLIGHT train was world famous!

The Southern Pacific’s Streamliner Coast Daylight was the West’s finest train in the 1940s, 50s, and early 1960s. It hugged the Pacific Ocean with great views. Linking Los Angeles and San Francisco on a glorious daylight trip, streaking along the edge of the Pacific Ocean for more than a hundred ... Read More »

RMS TITANIC: FIVE BIG Things James Cameron’s Movie GOT WRONG!

RMS TITANIC: 5 Things James Cameron’s Movie GOT WRONG! Some details in Titanic were married to fiction, but there’s no doubt the movie remains one of the best interpretations of the catastrophe ever made. The sinking of the RMS Titanic remains one of the worst disasters in maritime history, and ... Read More »

UBER and LYFT survives AB 5 while DEMOCRATS turn on California Freelancers!

Lyft had announced Thursday they were suspending all California services because of Democrat Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez’s law aimed at independent contractors and freelancers. Uber was expected to follow, but at the last moment, the California appeals court stepped in and temporarily defused the situation caused by a law AB ... Read More »

San Francisco’s Ambitious & Magnificent SUTRO BATHS

San Francisco’s Adolph Sutro, the self-made millionaire who designed Sutro Heights and later the second Cliff House, developed the amazing Sutro Baths in 1894.  The baths became a major attraction for the entire Bay Area, from San Jose to San Raphael. He constructed an ocean pool aquarium among the rocks ... Read More »

NEWS: New TITANIC BOARD GAME has docked at Walmart and Target!

The new RMS TITANIC game is based on James Cameron’s massively successful 1997 movie Titanic, catapulting its stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet into Hollywood super-stardom. Spin Master Games has used the 1997 movie Titanic for its inspiration for the game, pulling the characters that Cameron used in the movie ... Read More »

California’s PSA Pacific Southwest Airlines – Was the only way to fly for over 40 years!

Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) was a California airline headquartered in San Diego that operated from 1949 to 1988. It was the first large discount airline in the United States. PSA called itself “The World’s Friendliest Airline” and painted a smile on its airplanes’ nose, the PSA Grinningbirds. PSA was very successful and a ... Read More »

The SANTA FE Streamliner SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF connected Chicago with San Francisco from 1954 until 1971

The Santa Fe introduced the streamliner on June 6, 1954; it was Santa Fe’s last new streamliner and its first direct train from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area via Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley. Like the other Santa Fe passenger trains, the streamliners Golden Gates serving the ... Read More »

When CAVIAR was KING on First Class ocean liners and cruise ships.

For first-class passengers aboard ocean liners and cruises, from the 1930s into the 1960s, the menu choices were staggering. On ships like the SS Europa, RMS Queen Mary, and the SS United States, dinner might have had 12 courses, with 8 to 10 options for each course. It is difficult ... Read More »