Nestled behind trees and vegetation the Azul Del Mar is a tropical paradise. Its an adults-only boutique hotel located between lush green lawns, with Iguanas running around freely,

We had three nights booked at the Old Manor House in Key West and the general idea was to wander the streets, pop in and out of shops and bars and generally chill out and relax.

As roads with bridges go, US Route 1 is pretty impressive, especially the 7-mile bridge which, despite what the name suggests is actually only 6.7 miles long.

The rather eccentric Rain Barrel, which the sign outside proudly proclaims is a village of artists was an interesting stop. Once you’ve made your way past the giant red lobster which welcomes passers-by

We were staying at the Casa Thorn Bed & Breakfast in Islamorada. From what we had read on the internet we were expecting it to be unique and we weren’t left disappointed.

Bixby Bridge on Highway one California

We woke up to a gloomy and grey day, not quite raining but the weather was more like Scunthorpe in autumn than California in summer. We ate breakfast at Denny’s and then hit highway one to begin our journey along the coastal road, through the big sur eventually ending up in Monterrey bay. 

Bagdad California Bottle Ranch

After a busy few days in Vegas its time to head back to Route 66 and into California to the wigwam motel

Las Vegas Strip Helicopter at Night

Today i ticked off a couple of items from my bucket list, firstly to drive an American classic muscle car and secondly to go up in a helicopter. Fortunately in Las Vegas you can do both very easily.

we are leaving our teenager behind and jumping on a plane to Miami where a Mustang cabriolet awaits us and a drive through the everglades and down the Keys

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