Vancouver Island, Canada

We decided to visit Vancouver Island for a night as Reuben’s cousin Hannah is working at Camp Qwanoes on the island.  Vancouver Island is a two hour ferry ride away from Vancouver, and is a huge place. Hannah picked us up from the ferry and we went to Coombes, a quirky little place whose claim…

Vancouver, Canada

From San Francisco we headed up to Vancouver, where we had seven nights with my close friend Monica, who I worked with in New Zealand. It was awesome to see her life in Vancouver and explore there.  Some of our highlights were: Eating Ethiopian food at one of the three nearby Ethiopian restaurants – I…

San Francisco

  We had two full days in San Francisco. We stayed in Oakland and caught the BART train into town on our first day, where we strolled around Union Square, walked to Chinatown where we found amazing food for lunch, and did a “tea tasting” where we tried different types of tea and eventually bought…

Piako goes to Costa Rica

In the middle of his travels through the USA, Piako went on a trip to Costa Rica…mostly because his owners had to make a little visa run.  Piako made the most of this unexpected treat by finding another cow on a bus, sunbathing at the ocean and climbing palm trees!          

Los Angeles

On our last day in Los Angeles, we headed over to Pasadena to catch up with one of my former work colleague.  Holly and her husband Ewen are working at the Dream Centre and have been road tripping across the USA, so we had lots to talk about and compare notes on.     After…

Disneyland and California Adventure

  After leaving Las Vegas, we headed to Anaheim, to a campground within walking distance of Disneyland.  We spent two incredibly full days at Disneyland and California Adventure – on each day we were at the park around 8.30am and left around 11pm! I had been to Disneyland with my family when I was 8,…