20 Jul Who’s that girl?
I’ve been travelling solo on my Gap Year. That’s not to say I have always been on my own, I’ve made some incredible friends on my journey but soon I will have a partner in crime!
That’s Rachel. We’ve been friends for years. We went to business school together back in the day and was actually one of my first friends at university. Rachel has booked some time off work to come and join me for part of my travels. Don’t let her looks or blonde hair fool you, Rachel is actually a genius and a avid traveller too. She’s visited many different countries including the likes of Australia, Thailand, Tanzania and Jamaica.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other. I think the photo (right) was probably the last time I saw her.
Will certainly be a change to my dynamic travelling with a friend from back home as opposed to people I have met on the road. The beauty of travelling solo on a Gap Year is the ability to just be selfish. You don’t like a place or a group of people, you just leave. As fun as it might be fun to abandon Rachel if she annoys me I don’t think she would be too happy with the situation.
Anyway, we actually need your help!
We’re going on a road trip! We are starting and finishing in Los Angeles and have 17 days to do the west coast. Here’s the catch; we don’t have a clue!
We’ve kind of pieced together that we would like to do Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Grand Canyon.
Here’s what we would like you lovely people to do. Are you a local or have you done a similar trip? Can you suggest a route? Recommend budget accommodation or a good car rental company? What should we be seeing? Alcatraz? Universal Studios? Should we drive back from Vegas through the desert? What are the driving times like?
We refuse to pick up a Lonely Planet. We want to do this whole trip using word of mouth and social media. So please leave a comment, a tip or retweet on twitter. We are also doing a week in New York before Rachel leaves me, so any suggestion for NYC too would be greatly appreciated.
Keep your eyes peeled for the USA Road Trip Series! Cheers for your help guys!