American Road Trip – National & State Parks Edition

In this blog post, we travel to four National Parks across three States over two weeks including Death Valley, Zion, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon as well as visiting other State Parks, clocking up over 1,400 miles along the way. Day 1 – Death Valley National Park The second part of our American RoadContinue reading “American Road Trip – National & State Parks Edition”

What happens in Vegas, stays in Las Vegas… well mostly

From the bright lights of the Strip, to some of the best casinos and entertainment shows in the world, Las Vegas was everything that I imagined it to be. It is a gamblers paradise. And for someone who likes to have a bet, I definitely enjoyed my time here. However, there is a lot toContinue reading “What happens in Vegas, stays in Las Vegas… well mostly”

Four Days in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills (inc Universal Studios Hollywood)

We arrived in Los Angeles after stopping off in Monterey, San Luis Obispa and Santa Barbara overnight along the way. The drive along the coastal route of ‘Big Sur’ was the best highlight of our journey to LA after our time in Yosemite National Park. The aforementioned towns were used to recharge our batteries. ToContinue reading “Four Days in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills (inc Universal Studios Hollywood)”

How to maximise two days in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Natural Wonder of the World. Renown for its waterfalls, giant sequoia trees and Tunnel View – the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall, granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome, make visiting very, very worthwhile! Things you should know before visiting Yosemite National Park: TimedContinue reading “How to maximise two days in Yosemite National Park”

How to spend 72 hours in San Francisco

After finishing Contiki’s tour of Canada & the Rockies, we had two chilled out days in Vancouver. To read about our time on the tour, click here. In order for us to be able to travel back to the United States, we required a negative COVID-test. It cost us $65 p/p to get a rapidContinue reading “How to spend 72 hours in San Francisco”

Contiki Canada & The Rockies Tour – Banff & Vancouver (Days 6-11)

Before getting into this blog post, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who joined Em and I on this epic adventure of Canada & the Rockies. I’ve made friendships and memories that will last for a lifetime. To read about our first five days on Contiki’s Canada & The Rockies tour click here.Continue reading “Contiki Canada & The Rockies Tour – Banff & Vancouver (Days 6-11)”

Contiki Canada & The Rockies Tour – Whistler & Jasper (Days 1-5)

This is the first tour of our 10 months away. Previously, we have been on tours with G Adventures and One Life Adventures, but this was our first experience with Contiki. Day One We made our way to the meeting point and it didn’t take long for everyone to start mingling. The Canada & theContinue reading “Contiki Canada & The Rockies Tour – Whistler & Jasper (Days 1-5)”

The perfect way to spend 3 days at Niagara Falls & Toronto

We arrived in Toronto on 3 May having caught a very short 1hr 40min flight over from Chicago. In honesty, we flew to Toronto predominantly to visit the famous Niagara Falls, which is only a couple of hours drive away. There weren’t too many sights in Toronto other than the CN Tower that we wantedContinue reading “The perfect way to spend 3 days at Niagara Falls & Toronto”

Chicago – The Windy City

Chicago – renown for its chilling winds, amazing pizza and for depicting Gotham City in the Batman franchise. 13°C and 16°C were the temperatures for the three days we were here, which would be considered warm and probably shorts weather back home in the U.K. but here, it was freezing – layers were needed! ScenesContinue reading “Chicago – The Windy City”

The perfect proposal in Central Park

Ever since we started planning our travelling again, I knew I was going to propose to my girlfriend, Emily. We have been together now for eight and a half years, so it was probably about time! I’d spent hours looking for the perfect engagement ring and days stressing about where and when I would doContinue reading “The perfect proposal in Central Park”