Our time in the USA had come to an end and we spent our last few days in San Diego. As it turned out we actually ended up really liking the place, and would have stayed longer had we had the time. Despite being only 2 hours away from Los Angeles it had a completely … Continue reading San Diego and Over to Mexico
As our time in America comes to a close, we had left the most famous national park until the end of our visit. We stopped off for a few days in Sacramento for some impromptu repairs; basically when we had our brakes replaced in the grand canyon they had put the wrong sized pads in! … Continue reading Lake Tahoe, Yosemite & The Biggest Tree in the World
Our last stop on our coastal route up was Santa Cruz. We didn’t hang around the town too long, but enjoyed relaxed beachside vibe and went to visit the famous boardwalk - with the oldest wooden rollercoaster in the USA. There was also a free concert that evening and the typical arcade which really reminded … Continue reading San Francisco – An Unexpected Prison Visit
Continuing up highway one from Santa Barbara takes you on one of the most iconic drives in the USA, the Big Sur. It's where the highway turns from a 60mph road to one where you average 20 - 30, the road narrows, winds, twist and most importantly offers breathtaking views at every turn. Before Big … Continue reading Big Sur in August
With a shiny new set of brakes and hopefully our car troubles behind us for now it was time to head into LA. We had both previously read & heard about driving in the city, with infamous roads and 6 lane highways backed up for miles. All the heresay is definitely true. It's not just the … Continue reading Los Angeles, the Golden Coast
Since leaving the UK on the 6th of February, we’ve spent exactly 0 nights in a hotel. Granted, we’ve had some nights in AirBnBs & also had the luxury of staying with Mikeys auntie Denise in Vancouver, but since leaving Canada we’ve not had a night out of the van. Don’t get us wrong - … Continue reading Vegas Baby!
Truthfully, as far as Intercontinental road trips go we’ve been pretty lucky to date. After about 20,000km in a 20 year old car it was probably about time we encountered some issues. Especially considering some of the states of the forest service roads we so often sleep on… We had our timely oil change in … Continue reading Another National Park and more car troubles
After a breathtaking 4 days in Yellowstone National Park, we headed down south to the neighbouring Grand Teton National Park to meet some very special visitors. Annie's brother Matt and his Fiancé Jade are on a 2 week road trip through the northern states so we managed to align our schedules for a few days. … Continue reading Grand Teton, 4th July & More Visitors
After 3 months of trying our very hardest in Canada we finally managed to spot a bear in the wild! In total we spent 4 days in Yellowstone & it's fair to say it has been one of the highlights of our trip so far, not only for the wildlife but the natural landscape around it. Day … Continue reading Yellowstone National Park; Our First Bear Sighting
We finally left Hood River! Our next official destination is Yellowstone National Park but the 12 and a Half hour drive didn't seem overly appealing in a day (we're still getting used to USA driving distances). We found a town around halfway, called Spokane which looked like it had good hiking so decided we'd … Continue reading Our First Couchsurf!