The best US road trip EVER – Texas and …

The best US road trip EVER – Texas and Louisiana

Where do you even start with a road trip through Texas and Louisiana like ours?   15 days, 2 US states, 3 cities, 800 miles of driving + 1 internal flight, a serious amount of Texan Bar-B-Que, a swamp tour on a Louisiana bayou with gators and raccoons, music pouring from doorways, a small red car christened Bonnie (just because we could), 7 hotels (definitely a record for us, we usually like to make a single… View Post

Becoming a Cowboy at the Beaumont Ranch, Northern …

Becoming a Cowboy at the Beaumont Ranch, Northern Texas

Do you ever find yourself having a literal ‘pinch me’ moment? At the end of our fortnight we hit the tarmac, rolling out of the gleaming Dallas city centre – on our way back to Austin to sadly fly home – we headed for one last adventure to round out our Southern America roadtrip. We cruised along the long, smooth highways tucked in behind a semi-truck or two (how I preferred to drive whilst in… View Post

US Roadtrip Diary: A serving of Dallas glamour …

US Roadtrip Diary: A serving of Dallas glamour and cowboys

It really is true. Everything is bigger in Texas, from people’s hair to their pickup trucks. If we’re being totally honest we made our way across the northern section of the Louisiana/Texas border intent on uncovering a slice of JR Ewing’s family home city – for you younguns, Dallas was an 80’s TV show that even I was too young to watch, charting the wheelings and dirty dealings of a mega rich oil family in… View Post

9 of our favourite things to do in Austin, …

9 of our favourite things to do in Austin, Texas

Every time that someone hears we visited Austin on our epic road trip, they immediately say “Austin? Texas? Why’d you go there?” Well, we were lured there by a Stetson clad Pied Piper – we booked for the rich music culture, the curiosity of exploring the LoneStar state and some of the best BBQ in the world – or so we were told. The tagline adopted by the capital city of Texas is a curious… View Post

Austin, Texas: the city where music pours from …

Austin, Texas: the city where music pours from doorways

2 US states, 3 cities, 800 miles of driving + 1 internal flight, a serious amount of Texan BBQ, a swamp tour on a Louisiana bayou with gators and raccoons, music pouring from doorways, a small red car christened Bonnie (just because we could), 7 hotels (definitely a record for us, we like to make a single central base) and a few gallons of craft ale. That was our two week roadtrip through Texas and… View Post