Flying ✈️

It’s finally time!
Me and V are currently sat in the departure lounge waiting for our gate number to come up!

Yesterday we had a bit of a panic when our scales said my bag was overweight so I lost a lot of clothes and my heels πŸ’” But when I got to the airport it was 12kg, we’re allowed 23! But that just means there’s more room to shop!! 

Saying goodbyeΒ 

So I know the blog posts have been a bit sparse, but you’ll (maybe) be glad to know that we’re actually off on Sunday and so they will be more frequent.

Over the last week me and V have said a lot of goodbyes. I left my job last Friday and went out to say goodbye to the new friends I made there over the last few weeks. We also went out for a night with some of our friends to celebrate our travelling, and as you can see in the photos below we got a little merry 🍹

I’ve said goodbye to a lot of family as well, and on Saturday we’re driving up to London so we can get our flight early Sunday morning. 

I have all my tickets and money, read books on how to be a savvy  traveller and my rucksack is now packed. Although it I had to cut my teabags, πŸ’”πŸ’” Not sure on how I’m going to survive without my beloved Yorkshire but I’ll have to try and brace the American stuff. I’ve even been trying to get used to iced tea, which by the way is so not tea!! 

I’m excited and nervous and you can bet I will be babbling away on here as well as to the people I meet. 

Anyways I’ll write more on departure day!    So long until then! πŸ’–

Hit list

So as part of our trip I have a list of things I want to do. A few of which are places and activities me and V are looking forward to visiting/doing and some of them are just silly Abby things. 

I’ll be posting as we tick things off!


  • Talk to an American in an American accent
  • Walk down the Vegas strip
  • Buy a Disney snow globe
  • Wear Minnie Mouse ears for 24 hours 🐭
  • The Statue of Liberty πŸ—½
  • Eat American smores (we made our own on list year’s camping adventure)
  • Eat the state food in each state we stay
  • Ride a horse 🐎
  • Line dancing πŸ‘―
  • Eat cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory
  • Have pie and coffee in a dinner (full disclosure I do not drink coffee so this will be pie, a sip of coffee then a gallon of tea) β˜•οΈ
  • Roller skate around San Francisco 
  • Bet in Vegas
  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans 
  • Visit a Hard Rock Cafe 
  • Bungee jumping 
  • Washington and Lincoln memorials 
  • Buy some American uni merchandise 
  • Take a photo at the Brooklyn Bridge πŸ“·
  • Visit Walmart
  • The Grand Canyon 
  • A ghost tour πŸ‘»
  • Watch some kind of sports game
  • See the Bellagio fountain 
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s 
  • Supersize a macdonalds πŸŸπŸ” (me and V will be sharing this) 
  • Spend an afternoon in Barnes and a noble
  • Watch a show 
  • Photo at the Vegas sign
  • Empire state building 
  • People watch in Grand Central
  • Central Park 🌳🌳 
  • Find a LA cap like Hils in Cinderella Story
  • Alcatraz 
  • Ride a cable car in San Fransisco πŸšƒ
  • Visit the 9/11 memorial 
  • Visit the Golden Gate Bridge πŸŒ‰ 
  • New York public library 
  • M and M world (chocolate heaven!! 🍫) 
  • NASA space centre πŸš€
  • The French Quarter in New Orleans 
  • Ride the Hogwarts Express πŸš‚ 
  • The Smithsonian
  • Walk the National Mall in Washington  
  • Niagra Falls 
  • CN Tower 

T minus 27 days

Hey guys! 

So as some of you know at the end of the month me and my main gal pal V are off on an adventure! Woooo!! πŸŽ‰ And to keep a record to look back on and so my mum can make sure I’m still alive I’m blogging as we go.

It’s been months of saving, mapping and planning; most of which was shopping. Looking for a rucksack that wasn’t a disgusting camping camo colour, a towel that won’t keep said rucksack permanently damp and a lot of finding cute clothes that weren’t necessary but will look great. 

Anyway enough about shopping, that would take an entire blog on its own. We fly out to Mexico on the 29th of  January, then up to the states. Where we are getting a lot of greyhounds (buses not dogs) between; San Francisco, Las Vegas, Huston, New Orleans, Orlando, Washington, New York then finally up to Toronto. 

So if you fancy reading about a clutz and her super indie friend travelling around please follow my blog posts! 

Way back when we travelled to Potterland three years ago