Road Trip 2017: Nevada to California

4th March 2018

Day two of our three day drive from Idaho to southern California and we make the short 126 mile drive to the nearby town of Fallon for breakfast. Jerry’s diner is a favourite of locals and has been going since the ’60s. The food was great, as you’d expect. Bellies full, it’s another 126 miles until the sat nav is required so we sit back and watch the miles pass…

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Road Trip 2017: Idaho to Nevada (via Oregon)

4th March 2018

Staying close to the Oregon border whilst in Idaho meant we could take advantage of tax free shopping!! Yes, there’s no VAT (sales tax) in the state of Oregon, so we started our day over the border in Wal-Mart for supplies. We crossed the state line less than an hour later and stopped for some gas. Emma and I have a routine for gas stops, knowing our credit/debit cards won’t…

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Road Trip 2017: Snake River Stampede

25th February 2018

Walking into our hotel, our accents drew the attention of one of the receptionists. When queried as what brought a couple of Brits all the way to Nampa, our confident answer of ‘the rodeo’, was met with a puzzled, “why?” The Snake River Stampede has a history spanning over 100 years. Held in Nampa, Idaho, the rodeo is one of the top professional events in the US; but to locals,…

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Road Trip 2017: Idaho (Arco to Nampa)

25th February 2018

Day, errr, whatever?! Staying in Arco (the first community in the world to be powered by a nuclear reactor) has been a bit of a double-edged sword. The RV is cool, the campsite is nice; but it’s a 120-mile round trip to the nearest town. However, 60 miles away in the nearest town of Blackfoot is the Idaho Potato museum, and that sounds right up our street. It didn’t disappoint….

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Road Trip 2017: Utah to Idaho

25th February 2018

Part two of Arizona to Idaho: Spoiler Alert: We made it! After 3 hours of sleep and 22.5 hours of driving through 5 States.. Essentially the same distance as driving from London to Rome.. we pulled up to our RV trailer in the small town of Arco, Idaho. Leaving Utah at 6am, Emma took the wheel and drove the first 70 miles on Interstate 70. Rightly terrified, she safely delivered…

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Road Trip 2017: Arizona to Utah

25th February 2018

Part one of our two day drive from Arizona to Idaho: Hangover has entered day two… We’re leaving Arizona today. It’s been amazing, but we’ve over 1000 miles to drive with an overnight stop in the Utah wilderness before we reach our next destination. Emma’s going to do some driving too! Leaving the high country of Flagstaff, the mountain living vibe and pine trees are immediately replaced as the long,…

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Road Trip 2017: Flagstaff, AZ

25th February 2018

Driving nearly 120 miles into Arizona to get breakfast reminds you that America is pretty big. If you ever find yourself in this part of the country and looking for somewhere to eat, check your map for the nearest airport. They honesly have the best diners. Payson, Mohave and here in Kingman never fail to deliver. Kingman Airport has the best biscuits and gravy on Route 66, so a 2-hour…

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Road Trip 2017: Las Vegas

1st January 2018

Day one: With our body clocks screaming 5am, we push on. Picking up the massive Yukon XL and swapping sim cards to local variants, we delay checking into the hotel to do a spot of shopping in east Las Vegas. After a Carl’s Jr lunch, we found a Kmart having a closing down sale and snap up some bargains before stocking up on supplies in Sam’s Club. Knowing the back streets…

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Photo: Downtown Osaka

6th October 2015

Dotonbori (道頓堀) is one of the main tourist destinations in Japan’s second city. The bright lights and lavishly decorated storefronts are not unique to Osaka, but the riverside setting and great atmosphere make it a must-see on any visit to the area.        

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Feature: Takayama Koi

20th August 2015

  The picturesque city of Takayama is located in the Hida region of Gifu Prefecture. At around 5-hours from Tokyo and 3.5-hours from Kyoto by train, Takayama is a great place to visit if you fancy a break from the big cities. Taking the Shinkansen from either Tokyo or Kyoto will require a change of train at Nagoya. If you plan your trip correctly, the second half of your journey will be…

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