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: 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: 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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Japan, June 2014: Day Twenty

3rd June 2014

I can honestly say today has been my favourite day of the trip. Waking on time and with a spring in my step, Emma and I navigated the busiest station in the world – at rush hour – and took the Chuo line out of the city. Our destination was Kokubunji; a small, sleepy suburb to the far west of the city. I am pretty sure nobody has ever visited…

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