Guide to San Franciso!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Golden Gate Bridge

Painted Ladies

Amoeba Music

Lombard Street


San Francisco was the second big stop on our trip and it didn't disappoint. It's a really interesting city and we did a lot over the three days we stayed there and I would love to go back! Of course the first day we visited The Golden Gate Bridge which was amazing. I would advise going earlier in the day, but if it's incredibly foggy like it was for us just stick around as it can clear up within a couple of minutes and then you have this amazing view! We then got back on a bus (public transport is great in San Fran) and went down to Golden Gate Park which is a really nice area and with loads of things to do like a beautiful Japanese tea garden if you feel like spending a bit of money. Next to the park is an area called Haight-Ashbury which is full of cool restaurants and vintage shops, and it's also on the way to The Painted Ladies. San Francisco's houses are famous and you can easily see why.

The next day we visited Alcatraz which should be on everyone's 'must do' list when visiting the city. You get a guided tour with headphones that talk you through the place and the escape. Then after we arrived back at the pier we walked around Fisherman's Wharf where we eat churros and corn dogs. The last day we went to the famous Lombard Street (the road shaped like a crazy zig-zag), did some shopping and also took a ride on a cable car.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post, what's your favourite US city to visit?

Millenial Gift Guide!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

I did a Gift Guide parody for my university's student union, please check it out! I think my favourite thing is this Gemma Collins wrapping paper. How amazing.

Guide to Los Angeles!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Rodeo Drive

Melrose Avenue

Beverly Hills

Hollywood Boulevard

Santa Moncia

Rainbow Bar and Grill

Alfred Tea Room

Venice Beach

Urth Caffe

Griffith Observatory/Hollywood Sign

It's safe to say I'm now just as obsessed with Los Angeles as everyone else.
It is an amazing city. It was the first stop in our road trip and we loved everyday we spent there, so much that we have booked another trip to go back! I felt like we planned our time there really well and so I thought I'd mention what we did and offer some advice for anyone planning to visit.

We stayed in Beverly Hills using Airbnb and honestly I cannot recommend it enough. Beverly Hills is obviously a stunning area of Los Angeles and with Airbnb we got a room for a great deal in a fantastic location that was only a 5 minute walk to Rodeo Drive. We were close to shops, restaurants particularly Urth Caffe which I was desperate to try and it did not disappoint.

Of course you cannot go to LA without visiting Hollywood. It is really a surreal place that is so much fun, just expect it to be busy! You can also see the Hollywood sign from the boulevard which was a great surprise. I would also suggest while you are in the area to hit Melrose Avenue, probably the most insta-famous street on the globe. It street is covered with wall art, small boutiques and Alfred Tea - the cutest tea room ever.

If you love anything rock music or 80's nostalgia you should see the sunset strip and if you need food or refreshment go in The Rainbow Bar and Grill which is where parts of the November Rain music video were filmed. The beaches of Los Angeles are beautiful we went to Santa Monica and Venice and if you fancy it you can cycle between the two, or just visit them separately and explore the areas.

And finally Griffith Park was fantastic for viewing the Hollywood sign and also getting a panoramic view of downtown LA.

Thanks for reading!