LIVE BLOG – Blogging From Our Destinations LIVE

Hi, And welcome to our live blog. Here we post a quick summary of our adventures as and when they happen, normally in the evening or the morning. We are starting this as part of our latest American Adventure but will continue with every place we travel to. Hope you enjoy it and can gather some Valuable traveling tips from the Blogs.

Coming Soon – October 2022 Halloween at Disneyland + Bonus MAUI Magic!

We are super psyched for our next adventure, as we are heading back to Disneyland for Halloween. Halloween is probably the second best time of the year (nothing beats Christmas Right?) and we can’t wait to hit the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland! We then plan to hit a few more So-Cal Halloween attractions, before heading off on a much-needed holiday.

Yep, we are heading back to where it all began, the magical Island of Maui for a couple of weeks. This one is definitely a holiday and not one of our Blog Adventures, but we will be sure to keep you up to date on our goings on, even if it is just lying on a beach sipping Mai Tai’s! We still have a few epic adventures planned and will bring you all the latest reviews and info!

July 2022 East Coast Road Trip

New York – Washington – Blue Ridge Parkway – Smoky Mountains – Dollywood – Atlanta – Wilmington – New York

The trip that almost never happened! in Late 2019 we had planned out an amazing Road trip down the East Coast of the United States, filling in the gaps between New York and Florida, which we had frequented a lot. It would Start in New York on the 4th of July and then head down through the Appalachian mountains, before cutting across to the Coast to hunt out the filming locations of Kate’s Childhood favorite TV Shows. It was going to be EPIC. Then Covid struck!

2 Years of cancellations and rescheduling made us think we would never get to do this trip, but good things come to those who wait, and the trip that was 3 years in the making finally happened! And those years were put to good use as the original plan was somewhat expanded!

Catching Up! 2022

After 2 Years kept out of the States due to Covid we had a lot of Catching up to do. So one destination was never going to cut it. So in Feb 2022, we set off on a 3 Phase Epic to catch up on all the things we have been missing out on. Our Christmas in New York was a good warm-up but this one was going to be MAD! 3 Trips in One, Starting off in Las Vegas, then heading out to Hawaii, and finally catching up on L.A. at both Universal and Disneyland!

Phase 1 – Las Vegas – Feb-March 2022

The Forst part of our trip was to be LAs Vegas. We would be hitting the Strip Hard, staying in the best hotels, eating some amazing food, and doing some incredible and quite Crazy Stuff. We keep getting told we need to “Live With The Virus”…Well, this is LIVING!

Phase 2 – Oahu Hawaii – March 2022

Phase 2 of the trip sees us jet off from Vegas to Hawaii! We hit the North Shore of the Island Of Oahu, surfing, snorkeling, Shark Diving, Doors off Helicopters, and indulging in a little culture. Then we head back over to Waikiki to indulge in some of the more touristy attractions the Island has to offer!

Phase 3 – Los Angeles – March 2022

The last stop for this epic trip is back over the Pacific Ocean to Los Angeles. This is geared up as an ultra touristy visit to the City of Angels. We hit the Big Parks and generally act like unapologetic tourists as we see the best the City has to offer.

Christmas In NEW YORK – December 2021

Boom, finally the borders are open and we head back to the States for the first time in over 30 months, mainly due to the lengthy border restrictions imposed by the US Government and partially due to heading to Australia at the trial end of 2019 instead of the States. But after months of lockdowns misery and joining the Borders opened up and we jumped on a plane!

This time was just a short visit to the Big Apple to see the City in its full Christmas wonder. Out Favourite City on the planet at our favorite time of year. We had a lot of catching up to do and a host of new attractions to visit. The City has changed somewhat since our last visit and we could not wait to get stuck in.

While a lot has changed a lot is still the same and the City is still as wonderful as ever after enduring a torrid time during Covid and finally starting to get back on its feet.

WE’RE BACK! – September 2021 – ICELAND!

We have been Grounded for the last 2 years due to the Covid Pandemic, but finally, we are boarding a plane and getting out on an epic adventure. This is not our usual American odyssey but we have plenty of those lined up for the coming months. For now, we head a little closer to home, to magnificent Iceland, to hunt out Volcanoes, Aurora, Glaciers, Trolls, and Waterfalls. 14-days of epic adventure! Post-Covid!

May 2019 LAS VEGAS, 3 National Parks, and SAN DIEGO 2019

Las Vegas!

Tri-National Park Road Trip! Zion NP – Bryce Canyon NP – Grand Canyon NP – Route 66

DISNEYLAND!

San Diego!

November 2018

New York City – 6 Days in the Big Apple!D


 

JULY 2018

United Kingdom – England’s Home Counties

Something a little different and out of the ordinary a mini-break in the English Home Counties! We are a blog focused on USA City visits and road trips but whenever we mention certain things that are VERY English to people we meet over in America they show great interest. So as we are heading away on a mini-break to some decidedly English locations we thought we would blog along and hope Our USA Reader will find it interesting.

DAY 1 – Stonehenge And Leckford Abbas Friday 13th July

DAY 2 – Water Gardens, New Forrest Picnic and Back to Leckford Saturday 14th July

DAY 3 – Downton Abbey! A day spent at Highclere Castle, the setting of Downton Abbey!!! Sunday 15th July

 

MARCH 2018

DAY 1 – Los Angeles – Saturday 10th March 2018

DAY 2 – Los Angeles – Sunday 11th March 2018

Nobu Malibu

Celebrity Homes Tour – Observatory – Nobu Malibu – Malibu – Pacific Pier

 

DAY 3 – Los Angeles – Monday 12th March 2018

Hogwarts Universal Hollywood

WB Studio Tour – Universal Studios Hollywood

 

DAY 4 – Los Angeles – Tuesday 13th March 2018

OUE Skyspace

La Brea Tar Pits – OUE Skyspace L.A – The Queen Mary – Aquarium of the Pacific

 

DAY 5 – Los Angeles – Wednesday 14th March 2018

Leave – Delta Airlines Comfort Plus Review

 

Day 1 – Maui, Hawaii – Wednesday 14th March 2018

Gazebo restaurant

Arrive in Maui – Budget car hire review – Condo

 

Day 2 – Maui, Hawaii – Thursday 15th March 2018

Napili Shoreline

Relaxing in Paradise, sort off.

 

Day 3 – Maui, Hawaii – Friday 16th March 2018

Sunrise on Haleakala

Sunrise on Haleakala

 

Day 4 – Maui, Hawaii – Saturday 17th March 2018

Honolua bay Turtle

Nakalele Blowhole and Honolua Snorkelling, Cheeseburger in Paradise.

 

Day 5 – Maui, Hawaii – Sunday 18th March 2018

Four Winds II Molokini Snorkel

Molokini Snorkel and Whale Watch Tour

 

Day 6 – Maui, Hawaii – Monday 19th March 2018

First Cathedral Lanai

Lanai Diving with Lahaina Divers

 

Day 7 – Maui, Hawaii – Tuesday 20th March 2018

Airport Beach Maui

Airport Beach and Kaanapali Beach

 

Day 8 – Maui, Hawaii – Wednesday 21th March 2018

Bluefin_trevally at molokini

Molokini Backwall Diving

 

Day 9 – Maui, Hawaii – Thursday 22th March 2018

Check-Out of Napili – Drive and Explore Wailea – Te Au Moana Luau

 

Day 10 – Maui, Hawaii – Friday 23th March 2018

Monkeypod kitchen wailea Mai Tai

Hangover – Pool – Wailea Beach – Happy Hours

 

Day 11 – Maui, Hawaii – Saturday 24th March 2018

Heavenly Hana Paradise

ROAD TO HANA  – Heavenly Hana Paradise 

 

Day 12 – Maui, Hawaii – Sunday 25th March 2018

Red Sand Beach 2

Hana Day 2 Red and Black sand beaches – Drive back to Reality – Delta to Seattle

 

Day 13 – Seattle, Washington – Monday 26th March 2018

Pike Place Market - Entrance

One Day in Seattle – Fish Market – Space Needle

 

Day 14 – London, England – Tuesday 27th March 2018

Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy-seats

Virgin Premium Economy to LHR – Back to Reality