Summer Road Trip Part 3: Santa Barbara

  Two weeks into our California road trip, we hit Santa Barbara, and a definite change of pace. Santa Barbara lies a couple of hours North of LA, and is a lot quirkier and more laid back. The city was the birthplace of the Spanish architecture revival in this part… View Post

Summer Road Trip Part 2: Carmel and Big Sur

After spending a week in LA at the start of the summer, we headed North to Carmel and Big Sur. This part of the coast looks very different to our last visit in 2015. In case you missed the news, this part of California has been hit hard by fires… View Post

Summer Road Trip Part 1: LA, Baby.

“Did you change your tickets?” asked the check-in agent. “Er, no,” I replied. “Only I can’t find you on the system.”  I’m not going to lie. Our summer trip began with me trying to do calm breathing (in for five, out for seven) and not have a heart attack. It… View Post

What to do in New York at Christmas

This month, Flea and I felt in need of a New Adventure and so – on the spur of the moment – I booked a trip to New York City. New York is one of our favourite places to visit, and we’ve not been back since Flea was eight. Flights… View Post

Road Trip Part 5: Vancouver Island

Oh, but Vancouver Island is beautiful. The sort of beautiful that stops you in your tracks, and makes you sigh, and think Louis was right, it really is A Wonderful World. We took the ferry from Departure Bay in Vancouver to Nanaimo in Vancouver Island. You can make a reservation… View Post