I will be giving you top tips on the destinations and attractions we visited and honest hotel reviews too.

I also have lots of pictures to share with you.

Look out for the post on driving tips for the USA.

We’ve been driving in the States for over 20 years now and we learnt a few things this time from the local sheriffs!!

Watch this space….


You’ll love San Francisco with CityPASS

You’ll love San Francisco with CityPASS


The CityPASS

Meeting up with Annie, Director of Tourism Sales and Marketing of CityPASS this week was a great way to learn more about the CityPASS product.

These passes are available to purchase in the UK and a great way to save money on the Cities tourist attractions.


The San Francisco CityPASS will give you access to the most FAMOUS attractions at ONE AMAZING price, with plenty of time to take advantage of the savings! With nine days to use all of the tickets it is perfect for a weekend or week away! CityPASS is the best deal in San Francisco, offering you admission to 5 amazing experiences!

It is all you need to see the best of San Francisco!
San Francisco CityPASS includes admissions to:
Muni & Cable Car 7- day Passport
California Academy of Sciences
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure
Option Ticket 1:Aquarium of the Bay OR Monterey Bay Aquarium
Option Ticket 2:Exploratorium OR de Young Museum + Legion of Honor
Plus, you will save time as the CityPASS enables you to avoid those queues.
The CityPASS comes with useful information, such as a map, hours of operation, transportation information, contact information and insiders’ tips.

San Francisco CityPass Bonus Offers!
Bloomingdale’s: Includes 15% savings all day, and a signature gift when you spend $100 or more.
AT&T Park: Includes 2 for 1 admission to the Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the San Francisco Giants home ground
GoCar Tours: Includes a second hour at half price!
Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours: $5 off the daily rate!
Pier 39 Fun Pack: Your CityPass coupon entitles you to dozens of further discounts at Pier 39!

Please Note: With the Option Ticket choice you choose which of the two attractions you prefer to visit. You do not need to decide at the time of purchase which of the two attractions you want to visit.



If you want to know more about one of these cities and prices then please get in touch.

Don’t forget lots of offers to the USA are available on my Facebook page.


USA Road Tripping In Style

USA Road Tripping In Style


Have you ever had that dream of cruising on the open road in that little red sports car. Your hair blowing slightly in the wind under that perfect white scarf and your pillar box red lippy glistening the sun?? Me too and my dream came true on my Honeymoon when my Hubby and I got to cruise down the Pacific Highway Coastal Road., California.



ONLY I didn’t look like this picture and I don’t have any pictures to post. Why?? Because all my pictures show my wind swept hair standing on end and my sunburnt nose!! Not cool.

So now is my chance to tell you how to do it right and in style too!!

I was made aware by Bloggers Lounge of a great travel competition that Round the World Experts are running and thought it was a great way to show you exactly what I mean.

You don’t need to spend a fortune on fashion you just need to be organised and mix n match some essential pieces. You can’t be taking those big suitcases with you. WHY?? Because the truck on these convertibles are tiny and you don’t want that big suitcase perched the back seat cramping your style do you?? Yes that was us with the massive suitcase taking up the back seat!!!  So mix n match is the plan.

Here are a few idea’s to help you.



Or maybe these?





Look after your face and hair too. Keep your hair in tip top condition and cover with a hat or scarf to keep that windswept look at bay. Sunscreen, you must apply frequently. We spent literally all day driving and although we applied sunscreen at intervals it obviously wasn’t enough. Keep reapplying throughout your road trip.

Here’s a few photo’s of the scenery you may see along the way.


It’s great fun planning each outfit and you’ll be surprised how little you actually need to take with you. Don’t forget all those cool shops along the way too, you may want to buy another bag whilst your there!!! Enjoy your trip and don’t forget to get that fab photo of you driving your convertible in style!!!

Have fun cruising the open roads and would love to see any of your pictures you take.

Lake Tahoe California & The Alder Inn

Lake Tahoe California & The Alder Inn


We are starting to plan our next West Coast Road trip and it has bought back fond memories of our last one in 2012.

Sometimes I think its harder planning your own trip than helping others. It takes me forever to decide on which hotel we should stay in!!! Normally the higher star rating the more guarantee of a splendid hotel.

However this time when deciding on accommodation at Lake Tahoe I trusted the reviews on Tripadvisor as The Alder Inn was rated 1st in South Lake Tahoe. Its actually classed as a Motel and believe me I hesitated for ages before booking but I’m glad I made the decision and followed the reviews. It’s family run and the advice they give us as it was our first visit to the area was outstanding.

We were checked in and shown to our room The Audrey Hepburn Room. I love these colours and felt right at home here. As you can see from the pictures everything is colour co-ordinated even the bathroom matched!!


The Motel is a great location for walking to the Lake, going to nearby Heavenly and seeing the outstanding views from the top of the Mountain after riding the cable car. We even watched an open air concert and saw a paddling boarding competition.

We hired a speedboat to cruise around the Lake and was so impressed we went back and did it again the next day.

You can hire bikes and follow the trail, eat ice cream at the local ice-cream parlour or just relax on the local beach.

We did it all!!!

It’s on our list to visit again on the next road trip. It’s such a peaceful place to stay and we really didn’t want to leave to continue our trip.

I will leave you with some pictures of the breathtaking views.




I think you will agree the pictures speak for themselves.

If you need any help planning your road trip whether its in the USA or the rest of the world then please get in touch. I’m here to help.