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Ticking Off A Bucket List Road Trip: Driving Highway 1 & Big Sur

It seems like I've been ticking off a lot of bucket list items on this trip - and our drive down the Californian coast along the infamous Highway 1 was no exception. We hit really lucky with our road trip in California - we missed the recent fires by a couple of weeks, escaped the… Continue reading Ticking Off A Bucket List Road Trip: Driving Highway 1 & Big Sur

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Photo Friday: The Pretty Buildings Of San Francisco

When I was going through my photos from San Francisco to try and choose which ones to use for my blog post about our time there, I really struggled to narrow it down to less than 50. The main reason for this is because San Francisco is full - FULL - of pretty buildings. Of… Continue reading Photo Friday: The Pretty Buildings Of San Francisco

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Yosemite In A Day: All Of The Incredible Views In Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park has always been one of those places that I've really wanted to visit for as long as I can remember hearing of it, but in reality I actually had no idea what to expect because I'd never researched it. So while I knew we were going to be in for some beautiful… Continue reading Yosemite In A Day: All Of The Incredible Views In Yosemite National Park

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The Perfect Day(ish) In San Francisco

San Francisco has been on my bucket list for longer than I've had a bucket list. Along with San Diego Zoo and probably New York (and Disney World), I remember being no older than six and telling myself that one day, I would go to those places. So as a seasoned world traveller wishing to… Continue reading The Perfect Day(ish) In San Francisco

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Books, Doughnuts & The Most Ridiculous Museum Ever In Portland

I hold an unpopular opinion............I'm not a huge fan of Portland.*takes a deep breath*There, I said it. I can't believe it, either. After everything I've heard, even the slogan, "Keep Portland Weird", I felt like I was going to love it. There was no way that I couldn't.But after a walk around the (pretty small)… Continue reading Books, Doughnuts & The Most Ridiculous Museum Ever In Portland

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Warming Up To Seattle: A Second Visit

It was 6.30am, or thereabouts, and we were on our way to the US border. It had been a hard wake-up call - we had gone for some drinks with friends in Vancouver the night before, and at 6.12am my alarm was still on snooze. I pulled into a coffee shop for the most disappointing… Continue reading Warming Up To Seattle: A Second Visit

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Road Tripping The Icefields Parkway In Autumn

A road trip in the Canadian Rockies in October was always going to be a risk. The last time I went to the Icefields Parkway, arguably one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the world, it was September and we had low clouds and rain on the way up the Icefields Parkway, and slightly… Continue reading Road Tripping The Icefields Parkway In Autumn

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A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC

I decided a few months ago that I'd quite like to paraglide in Canada. After all - the beautiful mountain vistas provide the perfect backdrop, and it would be my first time paragliding so I couldn't think of a better place. I found out that you could paraglide from Grouse Mountain with spectacular views of… Continue reading A Paragliding Adventure Over The Canadian Rockies In Golden, BC

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A Drive Through Two Underrated Canadian Rockies National Parks

I'm always excited to visit Banff. It might help that I have some awesome family there, but Banff in itself is inexplicably one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, so I'm lucky to have excuses to visit often (if 3 times in 12 years counts as often). But on this trip, we'd be… Continue reading A Drive Through Two Underrated Canadian Rockies National Parks

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Google Maps From Above: The World From A New Perspective

As usual, I was on Google Maps. I was actually doing research, rather than doing my regular antic of perusing a country I've never heard of hours after starting off on a restaurant a mile away from my house. You know when people fall down the YouTube rabbit hole? Me, I fall down the Google… Continue reading Google Maps From Above: The World From A New Perspective