5 Beautiful Places to Watch the Sunset in San Diego

Did you see my previous post of where to watch amazing sunsets in California which concentrated further up the Pacific coast? It was enjoyed so much I've decided to share 5 more beautiful places to watch the sunset, this time all in San Diego. I have included various parts of San Diego including  Coronado, Carlsbad, Shelter … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Places to Watch the Sunset in San Diego

How To Plan a USA Road Trip Holiday – Over 70 Useful Tips to Help You!

Planning a USA road trip or holiday? Here is everything you need to know. I've set out over 70 of my best tips for you! Happy road tripping.

We Will Remember Them – Remembrance Day – Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Moving photos and words about Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial in San Diego.

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day – Rosecrans Cemetery San Diego

Lest We Forget - Remembrance Day 2019 As we are approaching Remembrance Day, I thought I'd share these photos with you from Fort Rosecrans Cemetery in San Diego. We discovered Fort Rosecrans Cemetery quite by accident as we made our way to the Cabrillo National Monument.  I can't quite explain the feelings that hit you … Continue reading Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day – Rosecrans Cemetery San Diego

Where to Watch Amazing Sunsets in California

This was originally posted for Blogtober but its always a good time to share a sunset, right? I thought that I'd bring a little bit of sunshine into these colder months by sharing 5 different locations to watch amazing sunsets in California including San Francisco, Morro Bay, Long Beach Los Angeles, Seal Beach Orange County … Continue reading Where to Watch Amazing Sunsets in California

Free & Cheap Things to Do in San Diego – Art Walk Liberty Station

I love art and I love free things to do whilst on holiday so when I discovered that Art Walk was happening at Liberty Station, San Diego I was extremely excited, as it coincided perfectly with my road trip in August. This is a free attraction where 100s of artists display their work in the … Continue reading Free & Cheap Things to Do in San Diego – Art Walk Liberty Station

Trick or Treat – Halloween Photos & Customs from Around the World

A collection of stories and photos from around the world of how people like to celebrate and decorate their homes for Halloween.

Flagship Patriot Jet Speedboat & San Diego Harbor Cruises

I had ummed and ahhed about going on Flagship’s Patriot jet speedboat ever since I came across a YouTube clip. I was researching new activities to do in San Diego and thought that it looked like fun. The thing is I'm scared of deep water and I don't like boats. Hey, I even feel sick … Continue reading Flagship Patriot Jet Speedboat & San Diego Harbor Cruises

How to Pack for a Road Trip

I'm very pleased to have recently guest posted on the wonderful blog website Diary of a Detour sharing my tips on How to Pack for a Road Trip. I hope you'll go and give it a read and have a look around the website while you are there as there's some great travel stories, fitness tips, … Continue reading How to Pack for a Road Trip

Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway – Day 1 London to San Francisco

Fri 28 Aug 2015 We had a lovely relaxing flight from London Heathrow to San Francisco with Virgin Atlantic – I love flying long haul, it’s the only time I get to be waited on for 12 hours straight, chill out watch movies, read and listen to music.  As you fly into San Francisco you … Continue reading Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway – Day 1 London to San Francisco

Pacific Inn Seal Beach Orange County Southern California

We have stayed here several times over the last three years at various times of year, the last being December 2017. Rooms have always been clean and comfortable with a tv, fridge and balcony. (Films are available but these are chargeable) The bathrooms are large with good quality toiletries and towels. Breakfast is included and … Continue reading Pacific Inn Seal Beach Orange County Southern California

Red Rock Canyon and Back to Blighty – Road Trip USA Days 17 & 18

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Saturday (day 17) – Las Vegas is such an interesting lively place to visit but it’s certainly not a relaxing location so we decided to have a much needed chill out day. Most people go to … Continue reading Red Rock Canyon and Back to Blighty – Road Trip USA Days 17 & 18

Downtown Las Vegas – Road Trip USA Day 16

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Friday (day 16) - After driving to the famous Vegas sign for photos we spent most of the day exploring Downtown. We did have to drive from where we were staying – parking ranged from free … Continue reading Downtown Las Vegas – Road Trip USA Day 16

Viva Las Vegas – Road Trip USA Days 13-15

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Tuesday-Thursday (days 13-15) – We spent the next few days exploring the North and South strips, we must have covered miles. Vegas is a kinda love/hate place for me. I love the sheer scale of it … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas – Road Trip USA Days 13-15

Joshua Tree Park/The Mojave Desert – Road Trip USA Day 12

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Monday (day 12) Road Trip to Las Vegas – We started the day with a lovely leisurely breakfast at Cocos in nearby Palm Desert with a European friend who was there visiting her dad (it’s great … Continue reading Joshua Tree Park/The Mojave Desert – Road Trip USA Day 12

Art Orgasms in Palm Springs – Road Trip USA Day 11

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Sunday (day 11) Palm Springs – We treated ourselves to a leisurely lie in, a swim and a pancake breakfast at Bunz before checking out of San Diego to embark on our drive up to Palm … Continue reading Art Orgasms in Palm Springs – Road Trip USA Day 11

USS Midway, Seaport Village and Embarcadero – Road Trip USA Day 10

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Saturday (day 10) – As the weather was similar to the day before so we decided to go to the USS Midway – an Aircraft carrier situated right on the edge of the San Diego city. … Continue reading USS Midway, Seaport Village and Embarcadero – Road Trip USA Day 10

Cabrillo Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse, Tide Pools & Whale Watching – Road Trip USA

We like to find lots of free and cheap things to do when we are away on holiday. San Diego has so much to offer in terms of nature, monuments and history so I aim to share with you lots of cool places to visit that don't break the bank. This post was updated in … Continue reading Cabrillo Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse, Tide Pools & Whale Watching – Road Trip USA

Balboa Park and Gaslamp District – Road Trip USA Day 8

Road Trip Feb 2015 – London – Los Angles/Orange County – San Diego  – Palm Springs – Las Vegas Thursday (day 8) – Today we spent a leisurely morning walking around Balboa Park taking in the architecture and various gardens. When you’re in the park it’s hard to imagine that somewhere so vast and green … Continue reading Balboa Park and Gaslamp District – Road Trip USA Day 8

Scenery, seals, sea, sand and a great cup of tea – Road Trip USA Day 7

This post has been updated in November 2018 and was originally posted as part of a series. As well as some of the normal tourist attractions we love exploring the local neighbourhoods and find lots of free and cheap activities, I will share lots of them with you here in my blog posts. Road Trip … Continue reading Scenery, seals, sea, sand and a great cup of tea – Road Trip USA Day 7