The next day in St Pete started off nice and slow. We’d spent the last few days traipsing across Clearwater and St Pete (including the natural beauty that is Caladesi Island) almost non-stop, that I realised we hadn’t even taken a moment to enjoy some of what this part of Florida is famous for – … Continue Reading

The following morning, we bade farewell to Clearwater a little too late to squeeze in any proper breakfast. (Save for a quick pastry and a coffee as we left). Leaving Clearwater, we didn’t really have any plans but we’d gotten a few recommendations along the way – one of which was John’s Pass Village. A … Continue Reading

We arrived into Florida on the sunniest of afternoons (like one of those afternoons that was hot – even for Floridians), which instantly put a smile on my face. It had just been grey in London and the weather was having one of those transitional “not-cold-enough-for-coats but also not-warm-enough-to-go-out-without-one” kinda limbo moments (which happens over … Continue Reading

Oh, I’ve wanted to tell you about this bit for ages! Like, as soon as it happened, all I wanted to do was share it but somehow I’ve not managed to get the time to do this until now. (*It probably doesn’t help that I ended up taking like 1 million photos from this afternoon … Continue Reading

Leaving Ketchikan, I remember (rather eagerly) looking forward to our very next port stop on our Celebrity Cruise through Alaska. The next stop was in Juneau after all and hopefully, this would finally be the chance for us to get to see some whales. At this point, I didn’t even care what sort of whale … Continue Reading

The State of California needs no introduction if I’m honest. In fact, it’s possibly one of the best-known states in all of the USA. That being said, with how popular it is to explore (and its sheer size) I found it tough to narrow down the best places in California to visit on my first … Continue Reading

The United States is one pretty diverse and vast country to visit… and you know what, that’s what makes it so special. It has a huge mix of the best hikes in the USA that are dotted all across the country. From the eastern rugged shorelines to the rolling great plains, there’s a huge mix … Continue Reading

After sailing from Seattle, we finally arrived at the very first stop in Alaska – Ketchikan! My excitement of finally being in Alaska knew no bounds and breakfast disappeared in a flurry as I hurried to hop into appropriate clothes and head out to explore Ketchikan. The plan for the day was pretty simple, hop … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a trip where I’ve been looking forward to it for so long, I can barely sleep! Like I really look forward to all the trips we take (travel is a bit commitment and I don’t see the point in going on trips you’re dreading or even just … Continue Reading

The United States has it’s fair share of cities to visit… in fact, there are hundreds of them! That in itself is mind-boggling, especially when you’re trying to plan a trip to the most fun cities in the US to visit. It can be pretty tough to sort through the best cities that you’ll love, … Continue Reading

Just north of Tennessee, the state of Kentucky is perched in the south-east central region of the United States and one lovely place to visit. There are so many things to do in Kentucky (and the state is rather large,) that it often means you’ll need to prioritise some of the best spots to visit… … Continue Reading

There’s no beating around the bush with California, it’s a stunning state to visit (and pretty diverse, too). From the southerly fringes near San Diego to the northerly quarters around Crescent City, California is a pretty vast and stunning state to explore, especially within its national parks. Now, there are quite a few national parks … Continue Reading

After a couple of nights in Maui, we decided to hop over to the Big Island of Hawai’i (which is confusingly also called the island of Hawai’i 😄). We’d decided in advance of actually arriving to do this and so we had our tickets booked weeks in advance (probably best to do it this way … Continue Reading

We arrived into Hawaii in the middle of the night. It’s been a fairly long journey too – starting in London, stopping over in Vancouver (one of my favourite Canadian cities) and carrying on to the island of Maui and so you’d think all I wanted to do was go to bed once we arrived … Continue Reading