TRAVEL – trek america’s grand trek: santa barbara & los angeles

travel - trekamericas grand trek day 21 santa barbara and los angelesAfter such a nice, chilled day and night exploring the California coast, it suddenly dawned on me this morning that it was day 21, and that once today is over we’ll be losing more of our little family!

We packed our tents away for the final time together and sung cheesy 90s music (think 5ive, Backstreet Boys and B*Witched) on the way to Los Angeles. Despite being a little sad, everyone was in such high spirits! Our first stop of the journey was to Santa Barbara for lunch, before heading to Santa Monica pier for a mooch around.

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As it was technically our last night together before our free day tomorrow, Steve took us to a Dodgers baseball game using the remaining food kitty money. It was so nice to go as a family, we all had hot dogs, bought foam fingers and had a good time at the game!

Once it had finished, we headed back to the hotel, where me and Polly headed straight for bed as we were so tired! Bring on tomorrow and Universal Studios!

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TRAVEL – my usa bucket list

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As today marks the first day of my trekamerica trip, I thought that I would share with you guys my USA bucket list.

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The concrete jungle where dream are made of. New York has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. The bright lights of Times Square, the spectacular skyline view from the Empire State Building and sailing near the famous Statue of Liberty are all things that I’m excited to tick off.

los angelestravel - my usa bucket list los angeles
Home of Hollywood’s finest, a visit to LA has been imprinted on my brain ever since I saw The Hills. From a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame to hitting Venice Beach, I can’t wait to get my so-cal vibe on when we land in LA.

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One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is another place I can’t wait to visit. I’m probably gonna be one of those people who take 83922 photos of it, but hey, it is a natural wonder after all!

las vegastravel - my usa bucket list las vegas
The city that never sleeps… One minute I’ll be next to the Eiffel Tower and the next I’ll be taking a selfie in front of an Egyptian pyramid. If that’s not already enough to make me giddy, there’s always the nightlife and the Bellagio fountains.

new orleanstravel - my usa bucket list new orleans
We will always have Bourbon Street. And voodoo, swamps and of course gumbo. From the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter to a cooking class, NOLA is another place on I can’t wait to tick off my wish list.

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What’s on your travel bucket list?
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TRAVEL – all about america

travel - all about americaIn two weeks time I shall be jetting off to New York to start my seven week trekamerica adventure!

Is it normal to be excited yet nervous at the same time?! After what seemed like weeks of planning and decision making, (travelling around Australia was on the cards with another option being a Thai adventure) in the end I chose trekamerica’s Grand Trek.

A 43 day camping tour starting and ending in New York, the Grand Trek visits some amazing cities including Chicago, LA, Vegas, San Francisco and New Orleans, plus some spectacular sights such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park and Monument Valley. Covering 26 states, I just couldn’t pass up this once in a lifetime opportunity.

I am hoping to do some packing and what places I’m looking forward to visiting posts before I go, with some diary posts of what I’ve been up to when I come back.

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If anyone can recommend me any places to go or eat at in New York (where I shall be on my lonesome) it will be very much appreciated!

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