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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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10 Countries I Want To Go Back To

I've been reminiscing a lot recently. I've also been looking forward to the next few months, and the realisation that I'll be 30 at the beginning of next year made me think of my gradually-forgotten goal of visiting 30 countries, which I assumed would be long reached by now. The truth is, I stopped country-counting… Continue reading 10 Countries I Want To Go Back To

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Ten Years On: My Travel Diary From Trek America!

Ten years ago, I embarked on a journey that I suppose in some ways changed my life. The trip itself wasn't particularly life-changing, but I made friends who I still have to this day. It was my first real "independent" trip, even though I was on a tour with twelve other people, all my age… Continue reading Ten Years On: My Travel Diary From Trek America!

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Hopping Across The Border: A Day In Seattle

When my friend announced that she was going to be on the west coast of the USA, including Seattle, for a few days, I immediately messaged her. "I'll be in Vancouver, I could totally come visit you!!" I had it all visualised in my head: get the bus or train down, stay in a hostel… Continue reading Hopping Across The Border: A Day In Seattle

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My “Best Of” 2016

Well, 2016. I believe you've been quite the shitter for a rather large proportion of people on the planet. Between political disasters and some seriously shocking celebrity deaths (think Alan Rickman was the worst one for me, although he's probably sitting on a beach somewhere earning his 20%), it's not been one of the best… Continue reading My “Best Of” 2016