California, USA trip (Part 2 of 2)

This is part 2 of a series of blog posts about my trip to California with a few friends. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Day 4 – Alcatraz We got up early and made our way into San Francisco for our Alcatraz tour having prebooked our tickets online weeks before. If you’re thinking of going I’d highly recommend booking in advance as it gets very busy! As we had some time to kill before boarding the ferry we stopped off at the San Francisco Hard Rock Cafe; I was, disappointed. The vegan and gluten free Read More…

California, USA trip (Part 1 of 2)

Following on from my last post, I’d like to mention that I didn’t sleep at all on our flight to San Francisco and had been up for roughly 15 hours by the time we landed! I felt anxious as we went through customs control worrying if they’d let me in the country, 😅 but got through very quickly. I needn’t of worried. Friday, day 1 – My first trip to Wal-Mart Arriving in San Francisco we hopped in a taxi and made our way to our hotel, Double Tree by Hilton at Berkeley Marina (the featured image – copied below Read More…

Surviving my first long haul flight

A few weeks ago I hopped on a plane with a few friends and travelled a long 11 hours to the West coast of the United States. We had six days in San Francisco and one day in Los Angeles. The trip was fantastic (more on that next time) and I’m itching to go abroad to the US again very soon. I’d never been outside of Europe before so of course this was my first long haul, transatlantic flight. I was prepared but not as much as I thought I was! There were some things I packed for the flight Read More…