I’m aware that I’m a horrible travel blogger but I don’t think I’ve found the right words for my summer yet. I should have by now, but the truth is that you can’t rush reflection. I certainly can’t rush words, – especially not those capable of describing this summer. It’s been a lot of fun, that much I can tell you.
In lieu of more words or pictures, let me leave this fun little video here.
Dear Gina, I miss this every day. I miss you. Thanks for letting me tag along.
Dear America, thanks for being nothing but kind and welcoming to me.
Dear self, take the life lessons, take the good memories, keep both forever. Learn and grow.
Two girls. Three weeks. Eleven cities. Nine states. One car. A pack of cellery. A friendly dog. Tons of live music and maybe one drink too many every once in a while: The greatest summer adventure there ever was. #TheRoadWander
In case you’re on a roadtrip, Gina and I have the ultimate playlist for you. I’m not kidding. We’re obsessed. It’s all we’ve been listening too for months now and we had the best time putting it together.
The first thing after establishing a hashtag for our little adventure (#TheRoadWander) was to work on this playlist. We spent a couple of weeks casually adding songs to this, listened to it on repeat when we were still in San Francisco and arrived in Tampa, starting the car and realising we had no way of connecting our phones and iPods to the car speakers.
But nifty and innovative as we are, we hopped into the next Radio Shack and bought some tiny speakers. Not the best quality (duh) but it definitely added character to our car rides. Please excuse the excess amount of (good) country, blues and old school rock on this playlist, but we were driving through the South, after all (and we’re not sorry. Not one bit.).
Listening to the radio proved to be interesting. But now we know that true southern gentlemen won’t ever wear brightly coloured pants, own cats or tweet, because what they have to say is more meaningful than that. (I’m not being sarcastic, this really was something we listened to on the radio. Open mouthed, with stunned (and slightly amused) expressions on our faces.)
You can look back on our adventures with #TheRoadWander on Instagram (G & K).
Here’s the official #TheRoadWander playlist. There’s only one rule: when Proud Mary comes on, you better dance like there’s no tomorrow. We take Proud Mary very seriously (and you better do too ;-))
So judge away. Complain about cheesy pop songs, weird covers and overplayed rock anthems. We don’t care.
Los Angeles has been an incredible start to an incredible journey and more adventures are to come.
I’ve had so many people beg me to not hate LA and no, I didn’t. In fact, I had a great time, filled with fun activities, laughter, long days, late nights and little sleep. This is how exciting LA was for me.
/ Disneyland is pure magic. / In-n-Out had to happen at one point. / If you say you’re too old for Disneyland, you’re lying. / Went to see ‘Casablanca’ at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and witnessed a stunning sunset. / Huntington Beach. US open, lots of (beautiful) people. / Lemonade stands are more authentically american than deep-fried butter. Or so I’ve been told. / Little Tokyo. / Bottega Louie is a bright place. / Perch gives you downtown views while you enjoy great food. / Venice Beach has bricks and good coffee.
You can follow along via my Instagram account and these hashtags: #TheRoadWander & #OpenRoadThirstyHeart