Posts Tagged ‘ Mall of America ’

10,000 hotel rooms in the city you have never heard of

May 15th, 2018 | By

The Mall of America is very popular with British tourists. In fact we make up the largest contingent on non-North American visitors

Saturday snippets: May 27th 2017

May 27th, 2017 | By

On the bank holiday weekend, there are thousands of events on including the Great Manchester Run which will have a poignant feel to it this year.

Saturday snippets: 3rd December 2016

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By
fireworks over Sydney Harbouir Bridge

Tattoos, why Santa is on a lifeboat, Michelin star restaurants in Macao and the delights of Sydney at Christmas feature in Adrian’s column this week.

Brewing in Bloomington

Mar 17th, 2016 | By

Apart from havin g the Mall of America, Bloomington is also gaining a reputation as one of the places in the US where you can follow brewery trails without having to travel miles and miles to get to them all.

Saturday snippets: 30th January 2016

Jan 30th, 2016 | By

APD, VAT and airline profits due to reduced fuel prices are some of the topis interesting Adrian this week as well as an octpus and whale watching.

Saturday snippets: August 22nd 2015

Aug 22nd, 2015 | By

Adrian welcomes cultural displays from Ukraine and Vietnam but only into London, ponders whether to become an engine drive and wonders how Thailand and Tunisia will fare over the winter season.

Saturday snippets: 8th March 2014

Mar 8th, 2014 | By

Adrian has been in Berlin this week at the largest travel show in the world. So there are stories about Egypt and Thailand as well as some German news. But the highlight of the week has to be National Astronomy Week. Or is the Barbie attraction in the Mall of America?

The Vikings are coming; the Vikings are coming

Sep 27th, 2013 | By

Not since 1066 have we been invaded by Vikings. Then King Harold saw them off before meeting his nemesis, William the Conqueror. This time they are invading Wembley.

Twinning Culture and the Outdoors

May 21st, 2010 | By

Minneapolis-St Paul isn’t one of the most visited places by us yet it has one of the best airline connections we have. North-West Airlines, now Delta has a daily service into the main airport. Such is its efficiency it has long been my favourite US airport as I once managed to take only 3 minutes to get from the queue at immigration down to where I had to wait for the shuttle bus to take me to my hotel. I’m not alone as it has been voted the best airport in the US and the 3rd best in the world. Still you don’t go to Minneapolis-St Paul to visit the airport.
You go there to visit the Mall of America, the largest shopping complex in the US which even has a bit of its own Disneyland in the middle. And in this state, Minnesota, there is no sales tax on clothing and shoes. By the light railway system, (called Hiawatha) it is only 10 minutes from the airport so there is an opportunity to nip out if you are changing planes there. And it takes 25 minutes into the heart of the cities. All by public transport so no expensive taxis are needed like some other cities.