Week 18: Thank You.

Week 18: Thank You.

We planned to spend only a couple of nights in the capital but after arriving and realising there is so much to see (and FOR FREE) we decided to extend our stay. We spent our days lapping up the cultural institutions, swanning around the art galleries and dining on Cinnamon Swirls, Pain au Chocolats and Blueberry Muffins from [the trash at] Starbucks. Continue reading “Week 18: Thank You.”

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Pretenniless: Completed.

Pretenniless: Completed.

In our 20 weeks travelling America, we covered all 48 mainland states, 39 cities and drove well over 13,650 miles.

That’s Lands End to John O’Groats 16 times, for all the UK residents out there. 116 and a half times round the M25, but with decidedly better views.

Continue reading “Pretenniless: Completed.”

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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||| When you’re 18 and think you’re ballin’ ||| Written in dedication to the snake and the lobster ♡

||| When you’re 18 and think you’re ballin’ ||| Written in dedication to the snake and the lobster ♡

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 ♡”