The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 30 #SplodzWPC

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week’s “bite to eat” theme – some of the interpretations were not what I was expecting at all, loving that you all come up with something different. This week, something to encourage you to look down…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 30 Theme: From Above  I decided to

What I Expect from a Hotel Room

I don’t know about you, but when I book and stay in a hotel I have a set of minimum standards that I expect from my host. Naturally my requirements change depending on the amount I have had to pay for said hotel, and where in the world it might be, but even in the

The Most Famous River Bend in the World – Horseshoe Bend

I can be almost certain that you will have seen this view before. Even if you have not been yourself, Instagram and other social media feeds are full of photographs almost identical to the one I’ve included below. And as with many places on my bucket list, I’d seen the images online and in magazines,

Stone Trees in the Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest is a National Park in Arizona that celebrates the strange process that wood goes through when it’s left alone for thousands of years. It looks like wood on the outside, but it’s turned into stone. Don’t be fooled by the name, you aren’t going to find lush green forest here – this National

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 29 #SplodzWPC

Are you hungry? It might help with this week’s photo challenge theme…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 29 Theme: Bite to Eat   So what are you eating right now? Today it’s our first day at home after ten weeks exploring some of the USA and Canada, and so we had this for breakfast – trying to curb

Avoiding the Crowds in New Mexico. #Zartusacan 16

I’ll be honest with you: we had not intended to visit New Mexico. When we created our map of places we might visit we didn’t include the state (and lots of other states) as we didn’t think there would be time with everything else. But with Memorial Day Weekend coming up and knowing how busy some

Review: Ghostek Atomic Waterproof iPhone Case

Knowing that I would be wanting to get full use out of my phone camera while I was away in North America, my friends at Mobile Fun sent me one of their new waterproof cases to try out. The Ghostek Atomic 2 is waterproof, dustproof and shock resistant, meaning you can stop worrying about what

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 28 #SplodzWPC

I created the Splodz Blogz weekly photo challenge to hopefully inspire and motivate you to take new photographs every week. I give you a theme, you take the photos… take the theme any way you choose and take your images using any camera equipment you have. Share your snaps with me using #SplodzWPC so I can see

Exploring the Grand Canyon. #Zartusacan 15

The Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is definitely a must-see place, is a bucket list destination for many – including me. No photos or videos can do the vastness of the view justice; it is one that simply has to be seen with your own eyes. And despite being

Riding Route 66. #Zartusacan 14

It could be argued that no American road trip would be complete without a little bit of Route 66. It’s the iconic road trip all on its own, and so despite riding some of it a couple of years ago, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass to get our kicks on Route 66 this time

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 27 #SplodzWPC

Time for another weekly photo challenge theme. I hope you are enjoying the challenge – do let me know in the comments below what you think of the themes. Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 27 Theme: Spy I spy with my little eye… show me! My effort this week is this shot taken at

Our #Zartusacan Road Trip – All the Posts

This post here on Splodz Blogz is for anyone who is interested in reading about my North American road trip. Coined #Zartusacan (which stands for “Zoe and Allister’s Road Trip of the USA and Canada, if you were wondering), this ten-week motorcycle tour of the west of the USA and Canada was a dream that