San Fran highs…and highs!

San Fran highs…and highs!

When we said we would be in the US for a year  a number of our friends and family feigned weakness at the idea of…

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A dash of Oregon

A dash of Oregon

Oregon was another near miss. Having spent all of April and half of May enjoying the rich variety of California, with her deserts and beaches,…

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Seafood and sea life in Monterey

Seafood and sea life in Monterey

My mum isn’t a traveller. She lives in Cornwall and she likes it. Going to the county town is a big trip for her, and…

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Friends in town: The luxury budget

Friends in town: The luxury budget

As many of you know, I’m a girl who likes my luxuries and having one of my greatest partners in crime (and her equally glamorous sister)…

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Friends in town: Back to basics

Friends in town: Back to basics

One of my biggest personal challenges in taking a year out to travel was the idea of spending a year away from all my friends and…

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Into California

Into California

The last time I posted, we had just experienced our first week in Utah, and fallen in love with its epic rock formations and stunning landscapes….

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Recon in Utah

Recon in Utah

Right now, John and I are enjoying some R&R, near Palm Springs in Southern California (or SoCal as the LoCals call it..). In 5 days’ time,…

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Arizona

Arizona

It’s currently minus 2 degrees (28F) at our campground in Utah, and we can’t leave as planned for Nevada as our water pipe is frozen…

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America the beautiful

America the beautiful

Pulling into our dusty campground in Big Bend National Park to find temperatures in the 90s (that’s 32c and up) by midday, I was sure…

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The Guest (Ale) Column: The ‘British Pub’

The Guest (Ale) Column: The ‘British Pub’

When is a pub not a pub? When it’s a ‘British Pub’. There is a growing trend in America for bars that call themselves pubs….

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