Venice California

Visiting Venice in California

Last year I headed out to California for my 21 day honeymoon and one of the major stops along the way was staying in Santa Monica. Being just a stones throw away, on one very hot and sunny afternoon we decided to take the boardwalk from Santa Monica Pier down to Venice. From Santa Monica Pier the boardwalk takes you […]

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Pier 39 shops San Francisco

Visiting Pier 39 in San Francisco

Last year I headed to San Francisco for a couple of days whilst on my honeymoon around North America and visited Pier 39. Situated along the coastline, Pier 39 is surrounded by active moorings with ships coming and going on a regular basis for both trade and tourism – a few piers down for example you can jump on a […]

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most, if not THE most iconic suspension bridge in the world and back in September last year I was fortunate enough to be able to pay it a visit during┬ámy 2 days in San Francisco. At one mile across, the Golden Gate Bridge spans the Golden Gate strait, standing out from every […]

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Santa Monica boardwalk

Visiting the Santa Monica Boardwalk

When you think of California, girls in hot pants on roller skates, fitness buffs working out on the beach front and long stretches of palm tree lined golden sand come to mind. I thought that was just a stereotype however when I visited the Santa Monica boardwalk that was exactly what I experienced. Not only that but it had a […]

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Welcome to Death Valley National Park

1 Day Visiting Death Valley

Following 2 days in Yosemite National Park, the 6th destination of my honeymoon in America took Sarah and I to America’s lowest, hottest, and driest national park, Death Valley. This was planned as a 1 night stop off en-route to Las Vegas! So, in our very sensible and very air conditioned(!) Nissan Altima, we left Yosemite early to make the […]

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Yosemite National Park

2 Days Visiting Yosemite National Park

Following a fun 2 days in San Francisco, the 5th leg of my honeymoon in America took us to the beautiful and picturesque Yosemite National Park. Day 1 – Iron Door Saloon, Tunnel View & Bridalveil Falls Driving into Yosemite from San Francisco was really easy with plenty of signposts and obvious scenery changes to let us know we were […]

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Cycling the Golden Gate Bridge

2 Days Visiting San Francisco

The third destination of my American honeymoon led me to San Francisco, following a 400 mile drive of the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica. Arriving late afternoon into San Francisco, we dropped off the car at the airport and navigated our way through the underground into the city. Dragging our cases up the relentlessly steep roads we found Hotel Vertigo […]

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