California Road Trip: Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is one of my favourite California towns – a colourful, vintage-tinged celebration of everything beach, surf and skate related. We headed down there after spending three days in San Francisco. Our Victorian rental cottage turned out to be just a few steps from the beach, so we dumped… View Post

California Road Trip: San Francisco

Our Summer 2015 California road trip kicked off with three days in San Francisco. I love coming here – San Francisco was one of the first places I visited in the US. During my 20s when I worked as a technology reporter, I spent a lot of time in the city,… View Post

12 Things to do on a California Road Trip

We’ve spent the past couple of weeks in California, Flea and I. I had a birthday coming up, and depressed at the thought of my rapidly looming old age, I wanted to go and do something different this summer. To see somewhere new, to try some new things, and spend… View Post

Things to do in Cape Cod when you’re Eight.

Back in the mists of time, I took a six week road trip through New England, starting in New York and working my way through Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Boston, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. It’s a spectacular part of the world, but I was most most captivated by Cape… View Post

Top Tips for Family Visits to Orlando, Florida

Two weeks ago, Flea and I were boarding a plane at Manchester airport ready for the 10-hour trip to Orlando, Florida. We were invited to experience the highlights of Orlando as guests of Visit Orlando, which has recently launched a new holiday planning tool designed for UK families to plan… View Post