Indianapolis: The Crossroads of America

I really want to be able to put something more clever together than WOW, but there is nothing I can say or do to put down our experiences of Indy into words. The city itself is beautiful, and vibrant, but is only a tip of the iceberg in terms of what the people, the city, and the culture offers. I’ve had a chance to cross off some incredible things on this trip, and for that I am very lucky, but Indy? WOW.

From sporting institutions like the Indy 500 and Indianapolis Colts, to bike and Segway tours through the historic neighbourhoods, to gondola rides down the main canal, it has everything.

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Pittsburgh: The Steel City of Bridges

When you think of big American cities, rich in culture, art, sports, it’s easy to see why the major cities of New York, Boston, Chicago, L.A. come straight to mind. When you think of famous buildings, bridges, arenas, fields, it’s easy to see why the brain jumps to Fenway Park, Chrysler building, Brooklyn bridge. 

For the next 8 days, I’m exploring some of the cultural hotspots of the Mid-West, kicking it off in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Friday Favourites: Land Down Under

Well, well, it is Friday again already! Where is this year disappearing to? Well, another Friday means another Friday Favourites. A few weeks, I put off writing a post about all my favourites places down under and did a cruise filled post full of favourite tit-bits. But I can’t put off Australia no longer, so here is a selection of my favourite places in Australia (finally).

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Friday Favourites: 12 Places Everyone Should See in Liverpool

liverI have been searching the internet for a good travel meme or post collective to get involved in for some time. Y’know, one similar to Top Ten Tuesday, or Top 5 Wednesday, but focusing on travel and not books. I haven’t managed to find something I could get hooked into or take part in, so I decided if it hasn’t been made, make it yourself. And so I have decided to start ‘Friday Favourites’. Each week I plan to mention my favourite things about a particular city, place, country, travel method, tips, etc.

Friday favourites is a fortnightly post featuring travel tips, guides, advice, and thoughts based on my travel experiences!  Continue reading

Kruger: The Big 5

 

safarilizThe last major leg of the trip for Jon and I was to travel to the much hyped, much recommended Kruger National Park. I had shopped round for good rates on a safari to the park, and we had settled on one that had tented accommodation. After the experiences is in Victoria Falls, I wasn’t hugely looking forward to staying in a tent, especially after realising how cold it can get in South Africa at that time of year.

baboonThe big 5 is something I would love to see, so this leg of the trip was actually the first bit we sorted! The big 5, for those who don’t know, is rhinos, leopards, lions, buffalo, and elephants. Continue reading

T5W: Gateway Books

118368Today is my Gran’s 80th birthday. The family were all up at the weekend, so we did most of our celebrating then, but the actual day is today. Guess which idiot forgot her present when she went round to see her? Yep, you guessed right, moi. Not only did I forget it, oh no, that would be easy to do. I walked over it to get my handbag and keys, twice. How am I trusted to survive?

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Tag: Travel

I have been blogging about books and travel for a while now and I enjoy doing the odd tag post every now and then. Most of them have seemed to always be about books, so when I found this little gem, I decided I had to do it! It was created by the lovely folks at The Blog Tag, who specialise in being bloggers for bloggers and creating blog post ideas!  Continue reading