A round up of our RV trip around California, taking in Lake Tahoe, Bodie, Yosemite and the Pacific Coast Highway. … More Did we know the way to San Jose? Not really….but we do now….
“We’re going to do a trip in an RV.” “An R-what?!?” And so it went before we left for California. Somehow, I think Brits are more accustomed to the brand name – Winnebago – as the catch-all term for large motorhomes. I knew the term (it stands -not that helpfully- for Recreational Vehicle) primarily from … More The RV Experience
‘Hey guys, how are YOU doing today,’ asked a beaming Renee at her brocante-style store in Main Street, El Dorado. I toyed with telling her I felt like I was in the early stages of labour, but decided she’d worry for either a) my sanity or b) her beautifully polished oak floor. ‘We’re great thanks,’ … More Sick, and 5,000 miles from the NHS. What now?
Eight evocative photos that sum up the experience of visiting Bodie State Historic Park. … More Photo essay: Bodie ghost town
Although it isn’t the state capital, Albuquerque is the most populous city in New Mexico. We’d suggest that if you find yourself there with 24 hours in hand, you indulge yourself in some of the Mexican-inspired cuisine and seek out some well-known TV and movie locations. Getting About We usually like to get public transportation … More Stopover Albuquerque: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide
The Midwestern city of Minneapolis, along with its twin city, St. Paul, makes an ideal destination for a stopover. Located on the mighty Mississippi River, this city has great food, music, and sports. Rather than just pass through the airport, take 24 hours to explore this pulsating city. Getting About Of course, cabs are available at … More Stopover Minneapolis: The Ultimate 24-Hour Guide
Charlotte is a major international hub in the U.S., where many people find themselves with a layover of a few hours. Our recommendation would be to push back your connecting flight until the following day and use the time to explore this vibrant city, especially if food, art or sport is your thing. Getting About … More Stopover Charlotte: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide
While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers USA and Canada. Our first day finds us in #chicago and after a fabulous pizza (what else?) we had a … More Round the world in pictures: North America
We’ve just spent a week exploring the cities of Vancouver and San Francisco. But which did we like best? Setting Both cities are set on peninsulas close to the Pacific, with sheltered waterways on one or more sides. Vancouver has the more pleasing backdrop, with mountains and islands all around, whilst San Francisco has the … More Spotlight on beautiful Vancouver and liberal San Francisco
There has been so much to take in over our first five days. But some things have come as a surprise. Here’s our rundown .. 1) Airline food can be OK. Nice teryaki chicken on Virgin Atlantic Heathrow to Chicago. 2) Kamloops–the landscape either side of Kamloops on the route on the Rocky Mountaineer was … More Top ten surprises from our first five days