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2 months on the road; an update 

Sunday 1st October marked our 2 month travel-versary. It's a weird feeling having done and seen so much every day for 2 months. Being in the USA feels like a distant memory and we only left under 4 weeks ago. I often wonder if we'd flown home after that trip would it seem really recent?… Continue reading 2 months on the road; an update 

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Yosemite National Park, an unusually detailed description

As part of our USA road trip, we had the absolute pleasure of visiting Yosemite National Park. For our visit we camped just outside of Yosemite National Park and drove into the park early in the morning. Yosemite is wonderful because unlike some of the other parks which are swarming with cars, visitors are advised… Continue reading Yosemite National Park, an unusually detailed description

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Budget Saturday night in Las Vegas

Those two words can't go in the same sentence right? Think again. As many of you know, we now don't have a steady income and thus are living from savings. Budgeting is something that we have become experts at whilst saving for this trip. The USA was the most expensive part of our trip and… Continue reading Budget Saturday night in Las Vegas

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The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon wasn't somewhere I ever particularly wanted to visit. The National Parks sold my trip to America, but it was Yosemite and Crater Lake that I wanted to see. However, Grand Canyon was on our route across the US, no extra driving needed. Also, could we really complete a five week road trip without… Continue reading The Grand Canyon

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A perfect day in New Mexico; a photo diary

I've told most of the people that I've spoken to but if you're not one of them, here's the news: I fell in love with New Mexico. Out of the 18 states that we visited, New Mexico definitely made the top 3 - I couldn't quite choose between there, New York and California! Scenically it's breathtaking, everywhere… Continue reading A perfect day in New Mexico; a photo diary

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New Orleans; a weekend of jazz, beers and muffuletta

We planned to spend three nights in New Orleans as part of our trip, however due to recent flooding and a severe weather warning, we missed our first evening and stayed at a motel a few hours drive away. Still, we were lucky enough to spend both Friday and Saturday night in this great city.… Continue reading New Orleans; a weekend of jazz, beers and muffuletta

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Bar hopping through Nashville

We spent three nights in Nashville and our main reason for visiting was to listen to some music and we were not disappointed... it is called Music City after all! There are a lot of music museums to see in Nashvillle but for us the 24 hour bars and the lure of the blues was… Continue reading Bar hopping through Nashville

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Philadelphia & Washington DC; lessons in American history

After leaving New York, our first stop in our USA road trip was Philadelphia; the birthplace of the United States. As somebody from the UK who last did history at age 13, I am ashamed to say that I knew absolutely nothing about American history before I arrived. Fortunately, unlike when I was 13, I… Continue reading Philadelphia & Washington DC; lessons in American history

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A lesson learnt from a night spent without electricity

After a day spent exploring Washington DC, like after most days this trip, we had planned to stay in an AirBnB. We were staying in a room in an apartment with a guy called Jean. During this trip, Conor and I aren't been able to access the internet unless we are able to connect to… Continue reading A lesson learnt from a night spent without electricity

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Three days in New York

Our first stop on our USA road trip (and round the world trip for that matter!) was the city often referred to as the big apple; New York City. An unusual first stop on a trip where we need to stick to a budget but it's somewhere that I've wanted to visit for as long… Continue reading Three days in New York