Backpacking

Los Angeles in One Day

On group tours you don’t always get as much time as you would like to explore. This was certainly the case for my trip to LA. Here’s how not to do Los Angeles in one day! […]

Backpacking

Driving the Big Sur coast

Driving the Big Sur Coast is the stuff of US road trip daydreams. Unfortunately for us we could only stop at the biggest landmark – McWay Falls but there’s plenty more to explore along the Californian Coast.
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California

Back to San Francisco

This was my second stop in San Francisco so I filled in my sight-seeing gaps with a trip to the Golden Gate Park buffalo and the famous Painted Ladies but did San Francisco woo me over this time? Come find out. […]

Backpacking

Yosemite National Park in 8hrs

Yosemite National Park – a place of immense beauty and days and days of hiking trails. So what do you do with just 8 hours to explore! Here’s how I got a taste of the area on my EXTREMELY short visit. […]

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Emergency Room Antics in Tonopah, Nevada

After leaving the luxury of our hotel behind we head out on a long day of driving but things turn a little more eventful than planned with a trip to an Emergency Room in the town of Tonopah in what seems the middle of nowhere! […]

San Diego Zoo
Backpacking

Not Really Exploring San Diego, California

Group tours can help take a lot of the hassle out of travel adventures but actually they’re not always the best option for city exploring. Our day in San Diego, California comprised of San Diego Zoo and sadly not much else. Here’s how not to explore San Diego… […]

Backpacking

Bad First Impressions of A Tour Group

After some solo travel in Iceland, Canada and the US I opted to complete the next part of my trip as a camping tour with a company which provides tents and transportation. It sounded great but first impressions of my tour leader certainly put some doubts in my head. […]