More pieces of the forthcoming trip to the US have now been put in place. Through booking.com I've now booked the Beacon Hotel in Washington DC and the Evelyn Hotel in New York. Accommodation in Philadelphia and Baltimore will be sorted shortly. I'm rather looking forward to this trip. I've been to the USA twice before but only to New York. It will be great to see other places as well. As the country however is so vast, I appreciate that we are still just scratching the surface.