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

America the Beautiful. Visiting National Parks in the US.

If you’re heading to the United States on any kind of road trip or holiday, the chances are you will want to visit a National Park or two. Dedicated as protected lands (and long may that continue), National Parks, Monuments, Forests and Recreation Areas are run by the National Park Service to ensure that the

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 26 #SplodzWPC

What did you make of last week’s “wow factor” theme? I hope there are things in your life that make you say “wow” out loud. If not, I recommend sitting for a while at the top of a hill looking at nature – what we’ve been given on our planet is pretty awesome. But anyway, here

Nevada after the Sand. #Zartusacan 13

The wind showed no sign of subsiding in Death Valley so rather than sit it out over the weekend we decided to carry on with our trip and just be grateful things didn’t get any worse for us the previous day (go and read about it). But our time in Nevada wasn’t over, and we’d

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 25 #SplodzWPC

What makes you go “wow”? You know, make you stop, stand, stare, and exhale that noise that those around you know means your breath has been taken away. That’s what I’m asking you to describe in this week’s photo challenge – whatever it is you think has the wow factor. Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter |

Defeated by Death Valley. #Zartusacan 12

After spending the night in Ridgecrest, California, the plan was to ride through Death Valley National Park to Pahrump, Nevada. We knew it was going to be windy, it had been howling around our motel all night, but we didn’t really comprehend what that amount of wind would mean in the desert. Sand. Lots and

The General Sherman and a Black Bear. #Zartusacan 11

I can’t stress enough how much we ached after our hike down from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Honestly the most strenuous hike I’ve ever done, my ankles, knees, calf muscles and thighs were SO stiff the next morning. I’m very pleased we booked into that cabin and I didn’t have to try and

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 24 #SplodzWPC

This week we have a very special theme because it’s a very special day… it’s my sister’s birthday – HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS! So, in celebration of what an awesome sister she is, this week I want you to think about “a sister” and what that is or means or represents to you. Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram

Hiking in Yosemite National Park. #Zartusacan 10

I think Yosemite National Park is one of my favourite places in the world. It has views like no other, and having visited before we knew that this time around we wanted to do a hike to experience what the park had to offer away from the roads and standard photographs. We chose to hike

A Couple More Days of Sea Views. #Zartusacan 09

Once we reached San Francisco our route suddenly became a whole lot more difficult. Rather than “let’s ride down the coast to San Francisco”, we now had a whole map of places we fancied visiting but no simple or set route to get between each one. We spent some time sat in the Cheesecake Factory