The Journey to San Francisco (or, the Coast Starlight is a magical name for a train)

The Journey to San Francisco (or, the Coast Starlight is a magical name for a train)

We arose at the crack of dawn in our hostel in Downtown San Diego and walked to the train station in the pitch black darkness and pouring rain, which led me to the realization of two things. Firstly that my waterproof jacket was in actual fact not waterproof, and secondly that 6.30am is one of [...]

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Adventures at the R.K. Hostel, San Diego

Adventures at the R.K. Hostel, San Diego

Stepping into the R.K. Hostel in San Diego was a bit like stepping into a parallel universe, where none of the characters we encountered were quite what they seemed and you got the feeling the majority of them were harbouring a dark dark secret, or at least an incredibly interesting and complex back story. The [...]

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads (or, how to cross America without a car)

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads (or, how to cross America without a car)

The Great USA Road Trip. It's a rather iconic thing to do, something that crops up on bucket lists of people young and old across the world, and (I'm not gonna lie), I still want to do it myself one day. But, at the time that we booked our three month jaunt to the good old US [...]