On the road again… well almost

About to embark on the next adventure… 2-3 month road trip around the States. I’ve been back in Perth, Australia, for just over 3 months now, and I’ve loved catching up with friends and family, but as the Summer here is coming to an end, I thought it time to hit the road once again.

  • Trip: USA road trip (West Coast; California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Arizona… wherever the road may take us)
  • Budget: $50 per day
  • Time: 2-3 months
  • Accommodation: couchsurfing, camping, the occasional hostel/motel … sleeping in the car…
  • Travel buddy: Michael Cowgill
  • Flight: Perth – Singapore (Tiger airways); Singapore – LA (via China) (Southern China airline) – total cost $850 one way

My travel buddy: I met Michael a few years ago through a mutual friend, and though I’ve never been traveling with Michael before, I’m sure there will be some benefits to traveling with him. Firstly, Michael is quite a tall and scary looking guy, his bald, shiny head I’m sure will scare off most of the grizzly bears we encounter; secondly, he is a fair bit taller than I am, so he can reach those items that tall people tend to store on top shelves, where average sized people (like myself) cannot reach (I’m sure there is some kind of height discrimination going on there). On the downside, Michael cannot drive, and is a terrible navigator, leaving it up to me to do all the driving, and navigating, which could result in an interesting road trip (we may end up accidentally visiting my brother in NY). Despite this, Michael is a great guy, and I only hope he can put up with my occasional road rage and car sing-alongs … I guess if not, I could always just leave him at a road house somewhere along the way 😉

Our freaky flight: So, we decided to book the cheapest flight combination we could find. The result, booking a flight that cost $666 flying on April Fools day, with an airline I’ve never heard of (Southern China)… Let’s hope we make it to LA…

Adios Perth, it’s been fun! Will definitely miss my family, friends (old & new) and of course the beautiful Perth beaches xxx

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About Cycle Trekkers

Life is awesome - make the most of it, while you can! I love to travel, keep active, meet new people and challenge myself. I have a background in environmental management and tourism and hope to one day open my own eco-tourism/ hostel business. I'm currently on a world cycle tour - 15,500km and still rolling! Join our journey and check out where in the world we are cycling at www.cycletrekkers.com We're also starting a new project, called Beerycycle Touring. Beercycle Touring is about cycling around the world to discover cycle friendly breweries and find tasty local beers. We'll share our findings on the web and hope you will do the same, so we can grow a beercycling community. Become a beercyclist at www.beercycletouring.com Safe travels!
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One Response to On the road again… well almost

  1. Michael Cowgill says:

    kelly, you would only be considered “average height” if you were living on the ewok planet from star wars

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