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.

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...

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…

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!

The day the Iguazu Falls took our breath away

We're not exaggerating - yes it's a tourist trap but not in the same gawdy way as Niagara. The Brasilians and Argentines are rightly proud of their 'cataratas', and for good reason...