San Francisco

After a few days on the road, we had a long weekend in San Francisco before heading East to fly home via New York. We didn’t get up to too much on the Friday, but had a little wander around the fisherman’s wharf area where we were staying. We were staying at the Tuscan, another […]

USA Road-tripping, part 2

From Las Vegas, we headed back to the coast, to the city of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is a small city about 90 miles North of LA and is described as the American Riviera due to its climate and well off population. We stayed at the Simpson House Inn bed and breakfast, a converted house […]

Las Vegas

After the awe inspiring scenery of the Grand Canyon, it was time for a complete change as we headed to Las Vegas. Dean had been last year for his stag do and declared it his favourite place in the world and that he plans to go every year so I was excited to see what […]

USA Road-tripping, part 1

Having recharged in LA, it was time to head East. Before leaving LA, we needed lunch so parked up near the freeway entrance and as it was raining ran into the nearest place. We saw plenty we liked the look of on the menu so placed our orders. It turned out we were in a […]

Los Angeles

After a busy few weeks in Japan, we scheduled a few quiet days in LA to get over the jet-lag. LA is 15 hours behind Tokyo so we went back in time during the flight, leaving Wednesday evening and arriving Wednesday morning! For the first four nights, we stayed at Venice Beach, renting an apartment […]

Tokyo, part 2

We had three more nights in Tokyo before it was time to leave Japan. Having previously stayed in Shinjuku, this time we stayed in Ginza in the East of the city. Ginza is one of Tokyo’s shopping districts so there was lots in the area which was handy.