USA: Walking The Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California

Saturday nights in San Diego can be crazy and when we visited last June, our Saturday night in the city certainly was, especially as it was our 6th wedding anniversary and we had to celebrate. Needless to say, Sunday morning saw us reaching for the caffeine and donning our shades…

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USA: 5 Reasons to Spend at Least a Day in Monterey Bay, California

I did mention Monterey in a blog post I published last year – 5 Great Towns for An Overnight Stay along the Pacific Coast Highway. However, I do not feel that the short write-up in that post really did the fantastic little city justice. Therefore I have put to together…

USA: 4 Places of Historical Interest You Must Visit in Los Angeles

You may consider Los Angeles to be a modern, glitzy, possibly even superficial city, but if you scratch just below the surface, you will find that the City of Angels is actually steeped in history. Throughout the city, there are many historical sites, buildings, and hotspots you really must visit.…

USA: 8 Great Free Things To See and Do In LA, California

When we took our month-long road trip through California last year one of the places we were most looking forward to visiting was Los Angeles. We based ourselves in West Hollywood for 5 days and wanted to see and do as much as possible in that time. From people we…

USA: Snog, Marry, Avoid – California

I’m sure we all know the rules of this game, right? If not, here’s a little summary – normally, this game is played using people. Someone lists 3 people and you choose which you would snog, which you would marry and which you would avoid. Here’s an example completed by…

USA: Top 10 Attractions Along Route 1, The Pacific Coast Highway, California

The last post we wrote about the Pacific Coast Highway, included our suggestions about where you should stay overnight if you want to take your time when driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles or vice versa, of course. Route 1 is more commonly know as the Pacific Coast Highway and…

USA: Finding Bliss in San Diego, California

San Diego is one of those cities where you can experience it all. It has amazing entertainment, an abundance of shopping, beautiful beaches, and the best places to stay. Before you pack your bags and head that way, use this handy guide to help you with the planning stages.

USA: 5 Great Towns For An Overnight Stay Along The Pacific Coast Highway, California

The Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) does start in Northern Washington and ends in San Diego. However, as we had limited time in California and wanted to see the most dramatic scenery we opted to drive the section from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Also, driving this section of the…

USA: 5 Things You Need To Be Prepared For When Visiting Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park had been a dream of ours for years. I, in particular, had drooled over photographs of the stunning scenery on numerous occasions wishing I could see it up close for myself. So when we started planning our California road trip it was a no brainer that we…

USA: Wedding Anniversary Day Trip to La Jolla from San Diego, California

One of the last stops on our California trip was San Diego. We had heard only good things about it and we were eager to explore and indulge in its famous nightlife. It was also our 6th wedding anniversary whilst we were in San Diego and we decided well in…

USA: Is Universal Studios Hollywood Just For Kids?

Having been to Universal Studios in Florida twice in my teens, when we were planning our trip to Los Angeles, visiting Universal Studios Hollywood was at the top of my list. As Mr ESLT had never been to either before, he really had no idea what to expect. He kept…

USA: Wine Tasting Day Trip From San Francisco To Napa & Sonoma With Green Dream Tours

There are few things I get up early for when travelling – sunrises over beautiful tropical beaches, food (obviously) and wine – yes wine! Therefore, the early morning alarm whilst in San Francisco to join a wine tasting tour with Green Dream Tours in Sonoma and Napa Valley was absolutely…

USA: Exploring San Francisco – The City By The Bay with Big Bus Tours

If you are a follower of our blog you will have read our previous posts about Big Bus Tours. We love this company and always use them whenever we are in a new city where they run routes from Hong Kong to Dubai and not forgetting New York. When we…

USA: Surfs Up – How The Internet Can Help Your California Dreamin’ Come True

A visit to California is a something that appears on 99.9% of traveller’s bucket lists, and it’s not hard to see why. The western U.S state isn’t only a wonderful destination blessed with incredible experiences at every turn, it’s also a location that plays a prominent role in American culture…

USA: A Trip To The Rock – Alcatraz, San Francisco

Alcatraz, you know that prison on the little island in San Francisco, is probably one of, if not, the most notorious prisons in the world and the subject of many books, documentaries and films. Mr ESLT had wanted to visit for as long has he could remember so when we…

USA: 8 Free Things To Do & See in San Francisco

San Francisco is quite an expensive city to visit, especially when it comes to eating and drinking. Therefore, when we visited we looked for ways we could save a few pennies along the way to ensure we could make the most of our time in the city. Here’s our list…

USA: Three Places to Have an Adventure in the Golden State

Located on the west coast of America, California is iconic. Home to the glitzy Tinseltown of Hollywood and with Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Golden Gate Bridge just a few of the attractions there, you’ll never be short of something to do when you visit the Golden State. If you’re…