After a few days of nothing but drinking and eating to excess on buffet’s and giant burgers, we all needed to get a bit of exercise and fresh air, and what better place to get it than the rocky mountains? We woke up to a lovely breakfast with Mark’s Mum and her partner to fuel the day’s events: hiking some of the trails on Mt … Continue reading Denver and Mt Evans
In what became a common theme of the trip, it wasn’t until sometime towards the end of the Vegas inebriation that I told everyone that I would be continuing on the road-trip. After actually following through with it the morning after, the guys learnt that I tend to commit to my statements, even if they were made in a different state of mind. Check out … Continue reading The Road to Denver and ‘Utah Girl’
After managing a few hours of sleep everyone besides Pat made it down for the amazing buffet selection at Cesaers, taking full advantage of the eggs benedict until they ran out. It was a particularly slow and hazy morning so by the time we had finished with breakfast it was after midday and time to make a move on the plan – hit up one … Continue reading VIP Clubs and Toptional Pools – Vegas Pt 2
Following the events at Ocean Beach the night before, the drive to Vegas can best be summed up in the term ‘hilariously hung over’. Nate, presumably sad on the inside as Natalie was not coming to Vegas drove while the rest of us recovered and joked around, taking in the change of scenery from beach town to arid desert. As dry as the landscape in … Continue reading Vegas Baby!
I had never really considered going to San Diego. To be honest, I had no idea where I was going to go after LA, except eventually end up in Seattle three weeks after I landed. However, when Megan tried to sell me the idea it took little more than pointing out how great the Mexican food will be for me to jump on board. And … Continue reading The West Coast Bender Begins: San Diego
From everything I had been told, LA was a city I was expecting to hate. Most of the Americans I met overseas didn’t even like the city which definitely didn’t help form my predispositions. Yet somehow, despite all of this I ended up loving the five nights I spent there. Staying at Banana Bungalows in West Hollywood, where almost every night is a party, I … Continue reading Los Angeles – A Pleasant Surprise
A few weeks ago I hit the six month mark on this trip, and what an incredible six months it’s been. Originally I was going to use this post reflect on all of the amazing things I’ve seen and done, however that felt too self indulgent and kind of like a filler episode. Instead, because my sixth months of traveling align nicely with the middle … Continue reading Six Months Down