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North America » United States » California » Santa Barbara February 4th 2015

Continued from previous blog post... As stated in my last post we are currently planning and booking our vacation for this year. We are flying into LAX from London Heathrow and have already got our itinerary planned out based on previous trips and experience. Day 1: Our flight doesn't get into LA until quite late so we are staying at LAX that night as we have on previous trips then collecting the car the next morning. Day 1 will consist of our first drive north to stay in San Luis Obispo (SLO). There isn't an awful lot to do here and we like to be busy and see and do as much as possible so we are breaking up the journey by spending the afternoon in Santa Barbara. We stayed here a few years ago and ... read more

North America » United States » California » Monterey February 4th 2015

Day 3 We're staying in Hilton Garden Inn in Monterey - looks like a great place. We are spending 3 nights in Monterey, which is the longest we ever really spend anywhere! From here we are wanting to spend time in Monterey, Carmel, San Jose and Santa Cruz. The first full day will be spent between Monterey and Carmel. We've been to both these places before in 2011 and really enjoyed it! Last time in Monterey we never made it to Monterey but is definitely going to get visited on this trip. It gets great reviews and the pictures and videos look great! Other places to visit in Monterey are: > Sunset beach > Cannery Row > Fisherman's Wharf > Moss Landing > China Cove All great places to spend time in Monterey! Carmel In nearby ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Francisco February 2nd 2015

Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying a good weekend relaxing and enjoying chicken wings with the Super Bowl game going on! Those of you who are in the USA or are interested in American Soccer that is. I am currently watching it, or trying to, but I fail to understand the big fuss behind it. None of the advertisements are interesting (as promised) and the game itself seems very boring. Katy Perry was nice in the Half Time though. Loved her outfits! Anyway, I need to tell you'll what I was up to in my third weekend here in San Francisco! I'm well into my fifth week by this time and let me tell you this- I've grown to love this city. I really have. It has an odd charm to it, with its hippies and ... read more
Notice how beautiful this place is?
Lakes on the side of the course
Posing before the exhaustion weighed in

Hey there, Recently I have been thinking about starting up a blog - okay that's a lie, I've actually thought about it for awhile now - I just never had the libido to get going I guess until today. I am constantly seeing all of these inspiring travel blogs and photos online and have thought to myself why can't I do that? I'm not exactly the most well-seasoned traveler, but I have done my fair share so far. I'll start off my first post with some background information on how I got bitten by the travel bug. It kind of all started when I got my first job I guess, well it's what set the course for my future plans to travel in motion anyway. I had just graduated high school and went for a day ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Francisco January 30th 2015

Day 16 Early start for us today as we need to allow time to get into the city before we can start our bus tour, leaving from Union Square. There are plenty of bus tours to choose from and you can pick them up in many places around town. We are using the BART to get to Union Square and I would definitely not say it is conveniently located to the hotel, especially when you do not know your way around. The town itself probably isn't somewhere you would want to spend much time unless you are at university there or visiting someone who is. There are a lot of coffee shops and restaurants but the vibe is definitely young students. To get to Union Square we get the BART from Downtown Berkeley and make our ... read more

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles January 30th 2015

Road Trip Not long home from holiday we quickly planned our next road trip to get us through the winter: LAX San Luis Obispo (via Santa Barbara) Monterey (via Big Sur) SF/ Sausalito Lake Tahoe Fresno Palm Springs Los Angeles Anaheim (Disney)... read more

North America » United States » California » San Francisco January 30th 2015

Day 17 Sometimes when it comes to the end of a holiday you are ready to go home and see friends and loved ones and get back into a routine - this definitely isn't one of those days. Waking up knowing tonight I will be on a plane to London Heathrow is seriously depressing. These past 2 plus weeks have been so great and we have seen and done so much. I know holidays like this aren't for everyone but each to their own! If you have longer and are wanting to spend more time here or anywhere else - do it! Although we have been to SF a few times we have never actually made it across the bridge because there is so much to do in the city. Our flight doesn't leave until 9pm ... read more

North America » United States » California » Clovis January 30th 2015

The recent airline crashes into the ocean raise an interesting question. Which airlines are the most dangerous? And conversely, which ones do you really want to fly? Here is what Yahoo Travel came up with, examining fatality records: The Most Dangerous Airlines for 2015 Kam Air Nepal Airlines SCAT Airlines Tara Air I may have flown Nepal Airlines on our trip to Katmandu, Nepal several years ago. But even riskier was the little plane we took over to Mount Everest, called Buddha Air. First, we had to wait for the fog to clear. Then, we had to balanc... read more

North America » United States » California » San Francisco January 29th 2015

Day 15 On the move again and onto the 10th and final hotel today. We leave Yosemite quite early as we are driving to San Francisco and have a lot of things planned, starting with a baseball game tonight so need to get into the city early. Waking up in Yosemite is one of the best experiences and really hard to describe just how beautiful it is. Even pictures don't do it justice. The darkness of the night before hiding the surrounding mountains has disappeared and the bright morning sunshine reveals the tall mountains all around us. I would 100% recommend staying in Curry Village but it does get booked up very quickly so make sure you are booking in advance. Hoodies are always required for evenings I would imagine. If you feel like being a ... read more

North America » United States » California » San Francisco January 29th 2015

San Francisco Travel Diary, The day I booked my tickets for San Francisco, it was like a dream come true, I always wanted to visit this place not because I heard the name in a lot of Bollywood movies, but because I studied a lot about this city, its culture, nature and beauty. It was Friday, 23rd January 2015, that I boarded my Delta Flight from Atlanta to San Francisco at 7:55 pm. I was on time and I fulfilled all the prerequisites before I boarded the flight. The time to reach San Francisco was around 4 hours and 45 minutes, and there would be a lapse of 3 hours, when I reach there, since I am travelling to the West Coast from the East. Well I reached San Francisco at 10:40 pm same day. My ... read more

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