So you know that Night of Adventure talk we did to 950 people in London? You can now watch it online!
The wonderful people at Hope & Homes For Children filmed the whole thing and cut it into a video for us to share.
Continue reading “Watch our Night of Adventure talk!”
When I decided to travel solo, it never crossed my mind that I shouldn’t travel because I’m a woman but as I started to research travelling solo, many people made me feel like this should be a concern.
Continue reading “The Whole Gender Thing…”
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.)
Continue reading ““It’s Easy When You Have Tits””
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.
Continue reading “The Ultimate Question”
We often feel like we’re walking a tightrope with this trip.
At the end of the day, we have an aim: all 48 states in 5 months, without spending a single cent along the way. It’s tough, and it takes trial and error, but we sometimes wonder where the line is between resourcefulness and manipulation.
Continue reading “Charm, Chance & a Pinch of Luck”
I think it’s safe to say that in my day-to-day life I do not live the way I will be living during Pretenniless. I think it’s safe to say I spend without thinking.
I’m a careless spender. I spend within my means, sure, but my means is that of a twenty-four year old with no dependents, a family able and willing to support me and a full time job in London. I may not splash my cash on designer shopping sprees and Saturday night clubbing sessions, but I don’t think too much of eating out for lunch every day and taking the odd Uber to work when I’m late (Don’t look at me like that). Continue reading “Unpractised in the Art of Thrift”
Ten years ago I blitzed £4,000 on a 4 week trip to the USA.
Planning for the pretenniless trip has made spending that amount of money seem completely insane but at the time I didn’t think twice about it. I didn’t question spending my money like I was rollin’ in it. If I could have seen myself ten years on, travelling around the States spending not a single cent, hitchhiking, couchsurfing and dumpster diving for food, I would’ve thought I’d lost it in my old age.
Even though neither my boyfriend nor I were loaded, it was so easy to get wrapped up in that consumerist world. Continue reading “||| When you’re 18 and think you’re ballin’ ||| Written in dedication to the snake and the lobster ♡”
The first question 99% of people ask when we tell them about our trip is “Why are you doing it?”
It’s a valid question, granted, but one that doesn’t really have one straight answer. Because we’re a part of some big social experiment? Because we want to shed light on something? Because…we can? None of the above, wholly. There’s only two of us on the trip and even we don’t share the same answer. Instead, we’ve written our thoughts individually… Continue reading “With Rhyme & Reason”