Home of Weird

Austin, Texas welcomed us with torrential rain, spaghetti junctions confusing enough to stress out the most confident driver let alone me, and a problem causing motel reservation. We arrived late at night, weary from a full day of travel and so when the downtown motels we enquired in were all booked out, we didn’t have …

A Karangahape Bar in Santa Fe

It was around 7pm in Santa Fe, New Mexico and we had just left a brew bar in search of a different vibe and we certainly found it. Struggling to find our way into a ‘happening’ part of town we passed an underground bar with music blaring and a few people standing having a cigarette …

Joshua Tree National Park and Antelope Canyon

About two hours out of L.A. and heading towards Flagstaff, Arizona I suddenly remembered Joshua Tree National Park. How could I forget? I’d been told that the parks namesake the Joshua Tree looked like something out of Dr Seuss, I’d been told that it’s a deeply spiritual place where many people go and take drugs, …

An Evening In Downtown L.A.

Arriving at our hotel in downtown L.A. felt great after our flight in. Although we managed to sleep for a chunk of the flight, we still needed some serious downtime, downtown to down some drinks and good food. Oscar headed in after a shower to grab a bottle of wine from a quirky beer and …