And that was the adventure that was – our explosive Washington DC finale didn’t disappoint…!

The end. Finito. Farewell. Washington D.C. marked the final few days of our 180-days-around-the-world adventure. In many ways, we felt ready to go home. That is until the very dawning realisation of reentering the real world crashed over us!

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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.

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!)

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?

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!