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We’ve been in the US for almost six months now on and off, and our penultimate stop was in one of the most famous cities, New York, for a total of ten days.… Continue reading

I met my love in San Francisco…

Everyone had told us we’d love San Francisco, and we couldn’t wait to get there. But before we arrived we had the opportunity to stay with the daughter of Stephen’s friend, Rachel and… Continue reading

Our first tailgating experience

For anyone who doesn’t know what tailgating is then let me start there. It’s when fans of a sporting team meet in a car park, or parking lot, before a match to get… Continue reading

Into the city: LA, California

We were very ready to leave Orange County when we did. The emotional bus rides, the overpriced food and the filthy rich. Our final location in the OC was at Long Beach. The… Continue reading

Laguna, Newport and Huntingdon Beaches: The Real Orange County

Our first stop in Orange County was in the place I was only familiar with on the reality TV screens of my youth in the form of Laguna Beach. My sister and I… Continue reading

Couchsurfing and surfing in Oceanside, California

We took a train to Oceanside from Old Town San Diego, and it was by far the best way to travel. Called the Coaster, the train is a double decker that literally runs… Continue reading

The Hostel Living Room in San Diego, California

We had booked a bed each at USA Hostels on 5th Avenue in San Diego. We kind of knew that. But when we first arrived in the scorching hot heat of the town,… Continue reading

Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, visiting Arizona

It was the day after Vegas and we were tired. I mean really tired. Three days and three nights of drinking in Las Vegas had nearly killed us. But on collecting our rental… Continue reading

Viva Las Vegas! Our Crazy three nights in Sin City…

Neon lights, showgirls, gambling and the desert were the first four things I thought of when anyone mentioned Las┬áVegas. That was until I actually went. Going to Vegas was never really something I… Continue reading

24 Hours in New York: Manhattan Island

The city that feels like the centre of the world. To get to New York we came on the backpackers trail, via the MegaBus. We left Toronto at 9am and the bus was… Continue reading