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Wed, Feb 26th, 2014

Cha Town’s Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s skyline – it is impossible to deny – is not the spectacular site that Manhattan is. The Chicagoan skyscrapers are a depressing sandy colour and make one think of offices and cubicles as opposed to the wonder and romance … Continue reading

Wed, Feb 26th, 2014

A trip into Romantic Germany: Rhine and Moselle

Most visitors to Germany are travelling to one of two destinations: the Berlin Wall or Munich’s Oktoberfest. As interesting and appealing as these two tourist attractions are, what was once genuine is now buried under the fodder of the tourism … Continue reading

Thu, Nov 8th, 2012
Ben with lots of dollars!

Staying and working in the US

During our trip to South America we met lots of people who wanted to go to and live in the United States. From an economic perspective this doesn’t really come as a surprise since the average wages in the States … Continue reading

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Dinner Time in the Salt Hotel

A general recap on South America

Since we have already been in South America for quite some time I thought it was about time to give a little conclusion on our journey. First of all, let me start off by saying that the people we met … Continue reading

Wed, Oct 10th, 2012
A volcano in Bolivia

The money problem

Traveling is a lot of fun, especially when you can do it constantly. You go hiking, sightseeing, get to know interesting cultures and get to know different cuisines. Sometimes, though, there can be problems in terms of having access to … Continue reading

Mon, Oct 8th, 2012

Getting your travel plans started

Most of us enjoy travelling, though sometimes it’s hard to find the right place and time to start your travels. It takes a lot of initiative to start travelling, especially if you’re thinking of long term travels. Not only initiative … Continue reading

Mon, Aug 27th, 2012
Sitting in giant shoe!

Bolivia: Super high altitutde, super low temperatures!

As determined as I am to visit as many countries as possible I decided if we move quick enough we would have chance to visit Bolivia before we started our last project in Cuzco, Peru. After a tiring journey from … Continue reading

Mon, Aug 13th, 2012
Border Crossing into Peru from Ecuador

Peru: one helpful cabbie, one mental dune buggy driver and one very lonely German woman

As we made our way down the coast of Peru we decided to treat ourselves to a hotel on the beach in the breezy seaside town of Trujillo.  Having spent the last week (or what felt like the last month) … Continue reading

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Guinea Pigs

Ecuador: The middle of the world

As much as we love long bus journeys we decided to fly from Costa Rica to Ecuador to save time. In Quito we met the organiser of our volunteering project who, to our amazement was there to met us on … Continue reading

Sat, Jul 7th, 2012
Ometepe, Nicaragua

If only we could hike a volcano every day!

Its fair to say I had no idea we would be traveling through this country (yes, yes my geography is shocking, even though I have a degree in it). After meeting a lovely brother and sister from Holland while we … Continue reading

Tue, Jun 19th, 2012

Drink diving on the Island of Sin

Traveling onward with our new amigos we headed to Honduras. After a very nauseating 3 hour boat ride we arrived at a port and went through immigration. We all were tired and wanted to get to our final destination so … Continue reading

Fri, Jun 1st, 2012

You better Belize it!

Belize is a place we had never originally planned to spend any time, we had already traveled through Belize on our way from Mexico to Guatemala, spending a total of 90 minutes there. It wasn’t until we met people in … Continue reading

Thu, May 17th, 2012
Sleepy Baby Monkey

Baby Monkey – Tam’s little bundle of joy….. and poo

So whilst everyone else was getting squawked at by angry parrots, or getting their brooms stolen by crazed Spider Monkeys, Tamara was busy tending to one of the youngest residents at the Arcas Wildlife Rescue centre. It was only a … Continue reading

Mon, May 14th, 2012
The Juveniles chowing down

Beautiful Views and Monkey Poos

Our next destination after Mexico was Guatemala. We took a bus out of Merida heading for Chetumal, where we had a brief overnight stopover. We had originally planned to explore Chetumal a little, but instead decided to bask in the … Continue reading

Thu, May 10th, 2012
Mayan Ruins in Chichen Itza

Clapping in Chichen Itza and Sinking in Cuzama!

After a hard week working long hours (we started at 8am and finished at midday) we looked forward to an action packed weekend of site seeing in Mexico. Ok so maybe it wasn’t that hard working a few hours each … Continue reading

Wed, May 2nd, 2012

One Bag in Paris & Two Idiots in Mexico

After our epic adventure across America, we took a few days to regroup back in England. Catching up with friends and family, and to swap out the clothes we had been wearing for the last six months – choosing from … Continue reading

Wed, Apr 18th, 2012
A beautiful shot of me and tam with NYC in the background taken from Brooklyn

The City That Never Sleeps & The Boardwalk Empire

After 9 and a half thousand miles, it was safe to assume we were getting pretty good at this RV driving lark, yep, we were feeling pretty confident, having dealt with various stressful driving situations and having been shouted at … Continue reading

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Candadian RV Park in the Winter

Niagara Falls in the Rain, Toronto in the Snow and Boston in the Pub. Cheers!

Picking up from where we left of in Washington DC, (the nightmare driving, parking, being shouted at by police fiasco) we legged it out of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and followed the SatNav back to the RV (yep, … Continue reading

Sun, Apr 15th, 2012
The White House

Visiting a Black Man in a White House!

We said yet another fond goodbye, this time it was Sandy and Carol in North Carolina. Feeling rejuvenated after our brief but well needed few days, we got up and on the road early. Next stop, Washington DC. The drive … Continue reading

Thu, Apr 12th, 2012
Tam and her Quad Bike

Revisiting North Carolina

After leaving nashville, and saying some very fond fairwell’s to all of the new friends we’ve made there, we made our way out towards North Carolina. After about 350 miles, just before crossing out of Tennessee and into North Carolina, … Continue reading