72 hours in Bournemouth

72 hours in Bournemouth

Peering out the little porthole window all I can see are bushes, trees and brown earth hurtling past as the crew take their seats in preparation of hitting the tarmac. With no such surface in sight, the worry begins to rise as I can feel the speed increase, the wings wobble and the wheels straining [...]

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Graduate’s guide to staying positive while job hunting

Graduate’s guide to staying positive while job hunting

The cap has been thrown, celebrations have run their course and the inevitable questioning from everyone around you begins; "So what's the next step? Where are you applying? Do you have anything secured down now that Uni has finished?" If the answer to all these questions can be spelled out in two letters and generally [...]

Sun-downers in San Diego

Sun-downers in San Diego

San Diego was a spontaneous move for us. We'd planned as far as L.A., Vegas and Virginia but struggled to know what to place in the middle. We'd hit week two of travelling and the long hours on buses and constant racing around new cities was slowly taking it out of us. San Diego seemed [...]

L.A. living – part two

L.A. living – part two

Two out of four days down in the city of angels and we still hadn't gotten over the excitement of walking the same streets of the rich and famous. Day three was a pretty chill one as the manic nature of travelling had begun catching up on us. Used to packing up after two days, [...]

L.A. living – part one

L.A. living – part one

Our stay in Los Angeles started off in a way I will never forget. This had been the destination we had been most looking forward to. Benj being a musician and myself a journalist, we  couldn't wait to visit the glitz and glam of showbiz central and right from the get-go we were confronted with [...]

3 days pottering in Portland

3 days pottering in Portland

Next stop on our American adventure was the weird and wonderful Portland. Following on from our stay in Seattle, we were a little bit more acclimatised to the different culture in America so were more able to relax as we toured the city. Nestled in the forests of Oregon, Portland is kind of an undiscovered [...]

2 Sleepless Nights in Seattle

2 Sleepless Nights in Seattle

I've never been a fan of cold weather, probably not unlike most people. That's why this autumn, we decided to leave cold Canada behind and head across the border in an attempt to chase that West Coast sunshine. Buses booked, accommodation sorted for the moment and bags overflowing, our first stop was Seattle. Before visiting [...]