During the California leg of our round-the-world tour we had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Diva in San Francisco for two nights in May. Though Diva doesn’t fall into the average backpacker’s budget, it most definitely falls into any Globetrotting Girl’s budget in need of a some spectacular relaxation in a sexy hotel in the heart of San Francisco!
We’ve seen warning signs for bears, sloths, even fleeing people on the road…today we saw one for a smaller, slower creature…so we went on a hunt for our favorite little reptile.
Great American Road Trip: NYC2NOLA **Extended** (Is there ever really a final destination for nomads?)
We extended our Great American Road Trip 2011 from New Orleans up to Chicago, with a stop in Memphis, TN. 3,000 miles, 15 states, and a lot of deep fried fixin’s later, NYC2NOLA road trip has finally come to an end. Read on for updates on the last days and find out where we are headed next.
Yesterday in Philadelphia was all about the food, so today we dedicated ourselves to discovering the role that Philadelphia has played in US history. Both of us knew about the main attractions/events like the Liberty Bell and the signing of the Constitution, but we were actually very surprised to understand just how much of the American way of life is revealed in the city.
Our first of two days in the capital included night bike rides through the neighborhoods, a visit to The White House and seeing the monuments lit up at night.
Ottawa is a clean, green city filled with some of the nicest citizens we have met along the way, but there is much more to the city than first impressions may reveal. Luckily we discovered that the key to conquering Ottawa is all about the locks.
Although we could spend months immersed in that particularly sweet blend of New Orleans urban life, there came a point during our visit where we just had to get out of town…what we discovered were the rural roots that throughout history have melted together to make the Crescent City so unique.
Leaf peeping is such a fun, romantic way to enjoy the Fall season…
On a local’s recommendation, we explored my hometown in a way we never expected – and saw the city from one of its most beautiful sides…
Ah, the South. In a land where Mac’n’Cheese is considered a vegetable, we did manage to find some fantastic vegetarian options on our Great American road trip through the South this year. Caution: this post will make you hungry!