San Francisco, Yosemite and Big Sur

The bus trip up to San Francisco was a long and kind of boring affair. Once through the ranges north of Los Angeles it started raining torrentially and the temperature fell with it. Searching on the internet I found that there were flood warnings everywhere and my plans to drive out to Yosemite started to…

Los Angeles and San Diego

Flying into Los Angeles after being in Colorado is about the biggest swing in extremes it’s possible to have in the USA. Flying in over the city is daunting enough, seeing it sprawling to every horizon with countless freeways running bumper to bumper with congestion. Emerging from the airport and seeing the insanity unfold on…

Colorado – So Much Altitude

By the time I arrived in Colorado I had been hopping from city to city for a couple of months and it was time to take break and spend time somewhere a bit more chilled out. Flights from Texas to Colorado are really cheap, and everyone I’d spoken to had recommended going there so I…

Texas

Stepping off the plane in Dallas, Texas, I was greeted with the greatest feeling in 4 months. It was over 20 degrees! But I didn’t have time to enjoy the weather just yet because I was heading to Austin on a massive journey using just about every transport possible from Washington; walk>Uber>train>flight>train>walk>bus>Uber. When I finally…

Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Leaving the breakneck pace of New York behind it was time to start my trip around the USA in earnest. The plan was pretty simple. I’d gradually make my way down the East Coast, then across the Southern states, make a turn in Texas towards Colorado and then head towards the West Coast. All of…

New York – The Blizzard Apocalypse

The blizzard was definitely coming and for the days leading up to Friday it was all the news could talk about. The news in America isn’t really like news at home, I’d call it more news-tainment and you will never, ever, see a story about something outside America. They were really doing their best to…

New York and Boston

A while ago while travelling through Turkey I was doing a casual search of skyscanner and found some ridiculously cheap flights from Ireland to New York. I’m talking 200 Euro’s. North America had always been part of my intended route and this opportunity was just too good to miss. So after a short stopover in…