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A Layover In New York City

There's nothing quite like ending a trip on a bang, so when I realised our cheapest way home from Vancouver was via the biggest hell hole in the world*, I started looking into other options. And being me, I came up with a crazy idea, which somehow worked out perfectly: a day in New York… Continue reading A Layover In New York City

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Off-Beat Seattle: Trolls, Rockets And A RUBBER CHICKEN MUSEUM!

It has to be said that Seattle isn't my favourite city - which is why it may come as a surprise that I am writing a THIRD blog post about it (though with a title like that, I'm sure you can understand why). One thing I do really like about Seattle is its neighbourhoods -… Continue reading Off-Beat Seattle: Trolls, Rockets And A RUBBER CHICKEN MUSEUM!

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Exploring The Bavarian Town Of Leavenworth… In WA, USA! (& Montana Adventures)

We didn't really have any plans between Yellowstone and Vancouver. It was mostly going to be a couple of days of just driving and stopping wherever we fancied. One place dropped onto my radar though, thanks to my friend Anirudh over at Beyond Our Horizons - the adorable little town of Leavenworth, not far outside… Continue reading Exploring The Bavarian Town Of Leavenworth… In WA, USA! (& Montana Adventures)

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Arches National Park and a Surprising Stop In Moab

We continued our trip north through Utah, passing through charming desert towns like Mexican Hat, and close to more canyons like the Canyonlands, as we meandered towards the unassuming Utah hotspot, Moab. Monument Valley had marked the end of our semi-organised schedule that we'd mostly kept to on the road trip so far, and now… Continue reading Arches National Park and a Surprising Stop In Moab

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Photo Friday: The Colours Of Utah

It's been a while since I've done a photo post - but Utah is so full of photogenic spots that this one was always on the cards. Plus there are plenty of places we saw or passed that haven't made it into other blog posts. Utah is one of my favourite US states. Sometimes I… Continue reading Photo Friday: The Colours Of Utah

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That Time We Were Trapped In Monument Valley

Monument Valley has always been one of my absolute favourite destinations in the US. When I was younger, I became enthralled by it when I saw a photo of it on a calendar in my best friend's parents' house (long before it became a default feature in Windows photo folders) and my brain whirred into… Continue reading That Time We Were Trapped In Monument Valley

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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend: The Gems of Page, Arizona

We were in no rush to leave Zion, which meant we could meander slowly towards Page, in our sixth state of the road trip, Arizona. Page was another repeat visit for me, but last time I was there, we took a walk to the now Instagram-famous Horseshoe Bend and took a quick dip in Lake… Continue reading Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend: The Gems of Page, Arizona

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Hiking Angel’s Landing In Zion National Park

Just over ten years ago, I made my first visit to Zion National Park and managed to miss out on the famed Angel's Landing hike. We had a few options for hiking, and after hearing that one of them would be a four hour hike with lots of terrifying drops and chains, my friend and… Continue reading Hiking Angel’s Landing In Zion National Park

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Hotels, Slot Machines & Buffets: It Can Only Be Vegas

We arrived in Las Vegas in the dark. Which means all we could see were bright lights and huge hotels and flashing casinos, and you could almost forget that it was dark - but you definitely couldn't forget that you're in Vegas. Hotels are, of course, a quintessential part of any trip to Vegas, although… Continue reading Hotels, Slot Machines & Buffets: It Can Only Be Vegas

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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