Week Seven: Thank You.

Week Seven: Thank You.

This week is an easy post to write.

Unlike other weeks, where we’ve had countless lifts and hosts and general ‘helpers’, this week we have just ONE person to thank (well, almost.)
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Life, Death & Fire Ants

Life, Death & Fire Ants

I’d be lying if I said a near-death experience had been part of the plan all along.

Lilly and I have often discussed, and often been asked, exactly what situation would be regarded as extreme enough for us to spend money. We’re both resolute: it would take a medical emergency of drastic proportions for us to part with a penny of cash. Life-on-the-line type stuff. My, how we joked. Continue reading “Life, Death & Fire Ants”

“It’s Easy When You Have Tits”

“It’s Easy When You Have Tits”

Isn’t it funny how, seemingly no matter what, gender is used as a reason to insist you can’t do something that someone else is doing.

Women will fight tooth and nail to insist that women can do anything that a man can do, then use the fact they’re a woman as a reason to not do something. Men will accept their position of privilege in the world, yet insist that our journey is only possible because we don’t possess a penis. (Nope, not even one.)

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Week Six: Thank You.

Week Six: Thank You.

This is a week of people doing more; of going out of their way, of inviting us to stay, of strangers reaching out to us and offering us dinner, of new friends offering us a place to stay further on in the trip.

Put your fate in the hands of a stranger and they just might surprise you. People are kind, people are generous and people want to help.

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Tinder: Not Just For Sex.

Tinder: Not Just For Sex.

Sometimes we find ourselves in a location we hadn’t planned to stop in. Sometimes this means we find ourselves unsure of quite where we’re going to be sleeping that night.

Sure, we have a tent, but in the middle of a city that isn’t always the best of options…Not that our end decision was necessarily a great decision either!
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The SAME Café

The SAME Café

A major part of our journey across the USA concerns sourcing and collecting food.

We do this in various ways, and we’ve been incredibly lucky with the amount and the variation we’ve been treated to. It’s been fairly easy, if we boil it down, and it was especially easy in the amazing city of Denver where the residents have been treated for over 10 years…
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The Ultimate Question

The Ultimate Question

A major reason for doing this trip was to meet as many people – real Americans, living their day to day lives – as possible. And there’s something we’ve begun to notice.

It’s important to us that we get to know the country “from the ground” – through the eyes and experiences of people who don’t work in the media or aren’t celebrities or aren’t used to dealing with tourists on their turf.

You get a much bigger picture of life in the US. 
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