What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

Getting out of LA was easier than arriving and thankfully we weren't stuck in traffic much due to it being the weekend. The route to Las Vegas was pretty much just along one interstate all the way. When we got to Vegas we checked into the Flamingo Hotel on the main strip. We went exploring … Continue reading What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas


After an average nights sleep we had breakfast at the service station before continuing south through California to LA. We had a hard time traversing the city to find our hostel which was near the coast and Venice beach. After dropping our bags at the hostel we wandered down to the beach where we went … Continue reading Hollywood

Half Dome

Both Julia and Micel had gone to work by 8 when we got up but Julia had left a note with suggestions for all the places to visit and stay on our route which was a lovely gesture. After a coffee we then attempted to leave the city although it wasn't as easy as it … Continue reading Half Dome

The Pirate

We explored the city after breakfast and then once we'd had our exercise for the day we went to one of the viewpoints for the bridge, unluckily for us it was still covered in cloud so the pictures are as equally exciting as yesterday. At 1300 we were meeting a friend of a colleague who … Continue reading The Pirate

The Rock

Having slept in the car last night to save both money and time we got up early, after a mediocre sleep (nothing like sleeping in the back of my Volvo) and went to find the Giant Redwood you can drive through, very touristy but how often do you get to drive through a tree? Unfortunately … Continue reading The Rock

Having a whale of a time

We picked up breakfast and lunch at a local convenience store before making our way back onto the I-5. I navigated us out of town and to the coast, onto highway 101 which follows the Pacific coast. Almost immediately we were rewarded with amazing views out to see and as the road hugged the coast … Continue reading Having a whale of a time


Day 3 saw us travel from Vancouver across the USA border, down to Portland. We had a complimentary breakfast at our hostel, during which we discussed and planed the next few days worth of driving. Midmorning we left and I successfully managed to navigate us out of the city onto the correct road which would … Continue reading USA