Picture Postcards

The last two days have been spent at two of California’s most impressive areas of natural beauty – Yosemite national park and Lake Tahoe. Both are such impressive places, although they take slightly different approaches to tourism.

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Know the way to San Jose?

We began our drive up the coast with a visit to La Jolla Cove. This had been recommended by a friend from work as well as appearing near the top of every “things to do in San Diego” list, and was definitely worth a visit – the beach itself is, like most California beaches, beautiful but the highlight is the cove absolutely full of seals and sea lions (they helpfully explain the difference) all frolicking around in the sea or soaking up the sun. They are pretty cute although they certainly do smell!

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San Diego

Our American road trip is off to a fabulous start, hitting the ground running in San Diego. This is a great city, often overlooked by travellers apparently, and the birthplace of California. It has lots of history (well, as far back as American history ever goes) and also is a beautiful city in many places.

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West Coast USA Road Trip

Ready to hit the USA once again for another hopefully epic road trip, this time covering the full length of the American west coast – starting in San Diego and finishing up in Seattle, before heading over to Vancouver for a couple of days there in good old Canada.

I’ll be updating the blog as we go along so please do follow along as we complete our travels!