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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”

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 bright lights of New York – Times Square, The Empire State Building, Broadway & More (Days 1,2 & 3)

Day 1 After boarding an Amtrak train lasting a little over three hours, we arrived in New York around 15:30PM. We walked the short distance from Penn Station to our hotel, which is literally a stones throw away from the iconic Times Square. Keeping in touch with family is a priority of both of ours,Continue reading “The bright lights of New York – Times Square, The Empire State Building, Broadway & More (Days 1,2 & 3)”

Selfie on holiday

Travelling is back on!

After 763 days, Emily and I are finally continuing with our travels! This time our planned route is a little different. For those of you that didn’t know about our original travelling itinerary, you can read about it here. We spent six amazing weeks in South Africa, India and Sri Lanka before we were forcedContinue reading “Travelling is back on!”

Emily and I on the plane

An Update (17/06/20)

Today marks 3 months since Emily and I landed back in Manchester after we were forced to abandon our planned 10 months away because of the Coronavirus pandemic. A lot has changed in the world, in particular with regard to the Black Lives Matter movement and with the fight against COVID since we caught anContinue reading “An Update (17/06/20)”

Pidurangala Rock

Sri Lanka Day 1 – 3 | Hiking Pidurangala & Sigiriya Rock, Safari & Cooking Class

In this and the next blog post, I’ll be detailing the amazing 9 days we had in Sri Lanka. On our first day, we visited the Dambulla Caves, before climbing Pidurangala in the evening. The views of Sigiriya Rock (which we climbed the following morning) were absolutely spectacular and great for getting the ‘perfect InstagramContinue reading “Sri Lanka Day 1 – 3 | Hiking Pidurangala & Sigiriya Rock, Safari & Cooking Class”

Picture of Cape Town from Robben Island

Top 10 must-do activities & must-see attractions in South Africa

1. A Safari at a National Park, South Africa South Africa is home to ‘the big 5’ (African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, and Rhinoceros. Seeing these animals (and others) roaming freely in their natural habitat, brazing, and grazing and hunting for their next prey is completely different from seeing them at the zoo. WeContinue reading “Top 10 must-do activities & must-see attractions in South Africa”

Etihad Aeroplane

OPINION: Etihad Airways is overrated and us Brits are too ​nice

I’ve come to the conclusion after flying from Johannesburg to New Delhi via Abu Dhabi that Etihad Airways aren’t what they’re made out to be and that Brits are too nice. Let me explain… I’m not stereotyping all Brits, but I know I’d choose to keep quiet rather than putting someone in their place. ItContinue reading “OPINION: Etihad Airways is overrated and us Brits are too ​nice”

Myself and Emily

Full-Day​ Tour at Addo Elephant National Park with IntoTours

First and foremost, for anyone reading this article, who are planning on visiting Addo Elephant National Park, be sure to book your full-day visit with IntoTours. ‘Addo’ – as the locals call it, is South Africa’s third-biggest National Park (1,640 km²) and is home to over 600 wild African Elephants. It’s also the only park inContinue reading “Full-Day​ Tour at Addo Elephant National Park with IntoTours”

Cape Town

Waving goodbye to Cape Town and hello to South Africa’s Garden Route

Our time in Cape Town has come to an end after an incredible and unforgettable seven days. On our penultimate day, we went on a CitySightseeing Tour to Cape Point National Park, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. At Cape Point National Park we climbed to a lighthouse at the top of a mountain,Continue reading “Waving goodbye to Cape Town and hello to South Africa’s Garden Route”

Alec and Emily Selfie

Travelling the world…

The next nine or so months will see my girlfriend, Emily and I travel around the globe with flexible flights to 12 different countries. After I finished my Masters in Sports Journalism, I was at a crossroads in my life. I applied for the position of Media Assistant at Rochdale FC – a perfect entryContinue reading “Travelling the world…”