Why all visitors to New York SHOULDN’T stay in Manhattan 

This was the second to last stop on our round the world trip - and it was EPIC, including sights, celebs, plenty of cocktails, and hanging in Brooklyn!

From one Second City to another; seeking out comedy in Chicago & why we won’t be having Deep Dish pizza again

Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Steve Carrell, Amy Poehler, Mike Meyers, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy. Is there a comedian on this list you don’t LOVE? They’ve all got one thing in common; a comedy improv school in Chicago called Second City. And these two residents of Britain’s second city had to pay it a visit.

Broke but raving in Las Vegas: A Backpackers’ Guide to Sin City on a budget

When we crash landed in Vegas from San Diego, we knew we wouldn’t be spending our days sipping Cristal and gambling away our life savings. But if you're canny you can enjoy everything Sin City has to offer, without breaking the bank!

The world’s oldest McDonald’s & why Hollywood Boulevard is the worst place in the world

We couldn't come all this way and not come to LA, and although we found some gems, in the main we found it to be a vast, trashy touristy hell hole!

Our first stop in the USA – a perfect birthday, sightseeing like a local & getting sh*tfaced in Seattle!!!

We weren't 'Sleepless in Seattle', more 'Sh*tfaced in Seattle!', but then it was Chris' birthday! How fortunate then for our hangovers this is the city where Starbucks was born, & we made two new friends who showed us all the sights worth seeing! But it's not only the world's largest coffee chain this city has given to the world...

When altitude sickness (aka man-flu) took Chris down & all we needed was a little luxury!

After nearly 3 and a half months of non stop travelling and 2 weeks in Bolivia at high altitude, it was only a matter of time before one of us came a cropper, and despite his smugness about ‘having done all this before in 2007’ it was Chris who bit the dust first!

Semana Santa in Bolivia: What two atheists made of South America’s biggest religious festival

We knew being in South America for Easter would be a spectacle, but some of the traditions & processions we saw were just downright weird!

San Pedro de Atacama: What we got up to in the desert!

San Pedro de Atacama is peak Gringo Trail. The town itself feels like Disney World Does The Desert. But there's a reason we - and so many others - make this an unmissable stop on their South American journey....

Buying your Bolivian Salt Flats adventure from an operator in San Pedro de Atacama? Make sure you read this first!

We spent three days in San Pedro obsessing over which Salt flats tour to choose, and which operator seemed to be offering the best deal. We were promised the world from many of the tour operators, even though essentially every tour is the same. To save you those three days, here are our top tips on how to choose and how to avoid being ripped off!

From Dusk Til Dawn; our Santiago all nighter & huge row (which Chris lost!)

It started as an innocent pub crawl. It ended at 9am after three clubs, getting stuck in the Santiago Marathon, a blazing row on which direction to go, then a three-hour drunken stumble home!