James’s Birthday in the Grand Canyon & how one man saved Route 66

Towns along Route 66 almost died when an Interstate was built through Arizona. Locals were on the verge of destitution - until one of them decided to do something about it...

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The Great Californian Road Trip Part 3 – the curse of Gray May & June Gloom!

Thought California was always a sunny surfers paradise? So did we, until we set off on our road trip and found out we’d picked entirely the wrong time of year!

The Great Californian Road Trip Part 2 – fending off bears & squirrels in Yosemite National Park!

The middle of our road trip heralded one of our biggest arguments so far, Chris was paranoid about hungry bears and horror stories of them ripping open cars and camper vans like tin cans! James told him not to be stupid…

The Great Californian Road Trip Part 1 – dodging landslides & dogging hotspots!

Our week road tripping in a camper van is one of the highlights of our trip, but it wasn't without mishaps, an amazing number of arguments, and a bit of bad luck!

The Golden Gate Bridge Proposal and why it was a bit of a shambles!

Chris says he always knew he was planning to propose to James at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Why then was it so last minute and shambolic? Well this is Chris all over isn't it?...

Hey you guys! Our geek out over the Goonies in iconic Oregon filming location Astoria

Pretty much everywhere we've been in the world so far has involved some sort of nostalgia based film or TV geekery, but in Astoria we took it to another level - and found out it's not just the Goonies the town is famous for...

Our search for snow climbing high in the Olympic Mountains

After months of baking sunshine and missing nearly all of the Great British winter back home, we decided to go in search of snow - and boy did we find it (& get cold and wet!)

Six adventurous ways to crank up the adrenaline on the Gringo Trail in Peru (and something famous you should probably give a miss)

We're normally pretty lazy human beings, opting for a lie in than any morning exercise. Untrue to form - in our final week in Peru we decided to cram as much action in as possible, mainly because this adventure junkie's paradise is so cheap!

Machu Picchu is unmissable, but it’s also a massive rip off. So was it worth it?

This may be controversial... but from start to finish, we felt milked by Machu Picchu. It cost us the best part of £800 over 2 days. Are the Peruvians ripping everyone off? Can you really blame them? Or could there be a cheaper way of doing it?

Here’s why a jeep tour from Chile to Bolivia should be on everyone’s ‘before-I-die list’!

Some natural wonders are just so awe inspiringly brilliant, words or even photographs cannot adequately do justice to them. But imagine seeing a series of once in a lifetime views relentlessly, one after another, for three days, and you'll begin to understand what it's like to take part in a Jeep tour from Chile to Bolivia!