Crosswalks and City Vibes

It's funny what you notice when you travel. The sights, the food, the smells, the people (not necessarily in that order!). One of the things that you would think would be universal across the world is the way that we cross the road. Spoiler alert: it isn't! I've started to become quite tuned in to … Continue reading Crosswalks and City Vibes

An Old Ghost-Town That Everybody Forgot

We'd been talking about trying to include a trip to a good ol' American ghost town but one of the biggest (Bodie) was a little too far off our route. Instead, we picked a visit to Grafton on the way back from Zion. Grafton was evacuated in 1866 due to flooding and fighting, with the … Continue reading An Old Ghost-Town That Everybody Forgot

There are Botanical Gardens in the Middle of Vegas?!

Most people know that Vegas is expensive. It can be done on a shoe-string budget, but why would you? It's Vegas. Part of this city's attraction is the extravagance. There is one place, however, where you can still feel like a baller but spend nothing. I'm talking about the Bellagio. Known as one of the … Continue reading There are Botanical Gardens in the Middle of Vegas?!

Highlights of San Francisco

San Francisco is an odd place. There I've said it. Everyone who I know that has visited speaks with delight of the cable cars, the steep hills and the beautiful pier. There's a problem though - I'm not convinced! Or am I? We've visited San Francisco a number of times now, usually because it's the … Continue reading Highlights of San Francisco