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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Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

Following our 3 night stay in Santa Monica we started the third leg of our honeymoon in America by driving 420 miles of the California coast along the Pacific Coast Highway (route 1) to San Francisco! With the route being so long we decided to take our time by breaking it up over 3 days. This was a highly recommended route that […]

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Santa Monica beach

3 Days Visiting Santa Monica

Santa Monica was the 2nd destination of my 21 day honeymoon in America and the first of several along the California coast. Following our 2 days in Washington the 6 hour internal flight touched down at LAX and we made our way across the city to the 5* Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows. We arrived into Santa Monica quite early evening and […]

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Washington Monument

My Amazing Honeymoon in North America

So having gained the confidence to propose in Italy last summer, we finally got married at the start of September! With the timing of the wedding we were fairly limited with the different locations that we could venture to where it wasn’t hurricane season. We considered going on a “mini-moon” however decided that we wanted to head straight off after […]

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