Stopover Albuquerque: Ultimate 24-Hour Guide

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

Stopover Minneapolis: The 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

Stopover Charlotte: 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

Round the world in pictures: North America

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

Review: Chelsea Motor Inn, San Francisco, USA

Introduction: Time of year: Sept 2016 Purpose of trip: This was our base for the San Francisco leg of our round the world trip. Why we chose this place: Accommodation is very expensive in San Francisco. The Chelsea Inn provided reasonable rooms at a price we could afford. It fitted our brief of half way between 5* and … More Review: Chelsea Motor Inn, San Francisco, USA

Top ten surprises from our first five days

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

Photo essay: Rocky Mountaineer Day 2

Today we did the 285-mile run from Kamloops which is in a semi-arid desert into Vancouver. The first 100 miles or so were through the dry landscape, where rainfall is only 25cm per year. It was truly remarkable scenery and we were seeing eagles and long-horned sheep throughout that stretch. Here are a few highlights … More Photo essay: Rocky Mountaineer Day 2

Planning done. Now what’s our top ten?

Now we’ve done all of our research and we know exactly where we are going to be and when, we thought we’d independently list the top 10 things we are looking forward to. It’ll be interesting to compare this to our view when the trip is finished. It’s impossible to rank these, really. There’s going … More Planning done. Now what’s our top ten?