West Coast Road Trip Day 9

Watching whales and visiting the city where wearing high heels is breaking the law Day 9 – San Francisco to Monterey A very early start and on the road by 7am but for good reason, our first stop was Moss Landing where we had booked a whale watching trip with Sanctuary Cruises. We arrived at…

West Coast Road Trip Days 7 & 8 – Santa Rosa to San Francisco

Landmarks, feasts and diamonds in San Francisco Day 7 – Santa Rosa to San Francisco After breakfast we continued south on highway 101 towards San Francisco. Santa Rosa and San Francisco are a little over 50 miles apart and without stops wouldn’t take much more than an hour. We had the top down and enjoyed…

West Coast Road Trip Day 6

Avenue of the Giants and the Redwood National & State Parks Day 6 – Crescent City to Santa Rosa An early start but it would be worth it, it was time to visit the redwoods. We had our first diner chain breakfast at Denny’s in Crescent City. I had the Strawberries & Cream Pancake Breakfast,…

Christmas List for the Travel Obsessed

So the festive season is in full swing, anyone still got shopping to do? I know we do. If you have someone to buy for who loves to travel we’ve put together some ideas. Alternatively if you’re the traveler and have people asking you what you want here are some ideas if you can’t think…

West Coast Road Trip Day 5

Sand dunes, sea lions and camping in the Redwoods Day 5 – Florence to Crescent City First off we went for our included breakfast and were stumped by the waffle iron. You will find the iron, batter and sauces etc. that you need however who knew you had to turn it straight away? We made…

West Coast Road Trip Day 4

Hood down, shades on, cruising the Oregon Coast…with a box of Voodoo Doughnuts! Day 4 – Portland to Florence The first stop of today was to Voodoo Doughnut Too which was featured on Man V Food. It’s slightly outside of downtown but this location has parking whereas the original store does not. We were grateful…

Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

As our first Fat Friday blog post, we’ll look at one of my all-time favourite recipes. As part of our West Coast Road Trip Series, during our visit to Portland, we tried some the famous street food trucks. One in particular that stood out for us was the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich from The Grilled Cheese Grill, they…

West Coast Road Trip Day 3

Portland, you had us at beer cheese… Day 3 – Kalaloch to Portland We woke up to rain pounding on the tent, we were sure we would get out into a storm! It was just a drizzle though, we had put our tent up under a tree and it was the drops from the tree…

West Coast Road Trip Day 2

Back to nature in Olympic National Park Day 2 – Port Angeles to Kalaloch After a cold but good nights sleep we were up early to head back into Port Angeles for our sea kayaking tour with Adventures Through Kayaking. We were given wetsuits, life jackets and everything you would need along with a double…

West Coast Road Trip Day 1

Road Trip! Camping and s’mores in the mountains with the Mustang To start our west coast road trip we left Seattle and picked up our Mustang convertible at Sea-Tac which we hired through Alamo. Online check in made the process really quick and we were soon on our way! Our first stop was the Olympic…

3 Days in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle? No wonder… Crab boats, flying fish, coffee & burlesque We landed at SeaTac on an Alaska Airlines flight from LAX and what a flight it was. From the plane window we were treated to sights on route including; Half Dome, Mount St Helens and a brief glimpse of Mt Rainier. We continued…