San Francisco:A Harada Review

I’d always thought that American airports would be impressive, but I have to say that I much prefer a British airport  I found it very strange that you exit the plane straight into the departure lounge.  As I was flying domestic from Vegas there was no customs so I happily went to baggage claim to…

Harada hits Vegas

My last destination with the group was Las Vegas. Sleeping on the floor for two nights or camping as its called had taken its toil, so I slept on the bus the whole way to our mid morning stop at Seligman for Route 66.  I didn’t know much about Route 66 before and I can’t…

The Great Grand Canyon

 We rocked up at The Grand Canyon at about 5 pm still a bit damp from slick rock and had 1 h to build our camp and devour pizza before heading off for our first view of the canyon. We drove to the south view and after getting off the bus we were told to line up in two…

LA to Scottsdale

After my lazy day lying on Santa Monica beach, I returned to collect my bag and say a fond farewell to Zizi. All the windows and doors were wide open as she was in the midst of a fire alarm beeping nightmare.  Nothing. seemed to shut it up so she picked up some wine and…

Los Angeles

My hotel wasn’t the best in LA so I was glad to get up and go explore. My only plan for central LA was to head to Griffths park.  My route involved getting the metro to Hollyood so I did the touristy thing and walked down Hollywood boulevard. I didn’t expect much as the bestie…

The Coast Starlight

The Coast Starlight Amtrak train runs from Seattle to Los Angeles and I joined it at Oakland Jack station on Tuesday morning. It was due to depart at 8:50 but the engine had to be changed at Sacramento so it arrived 2 h late. I catch the train to work everyday and usually a 10 minute delay annoys so me so…

Harada’s American adventure Part 1

After 2 years of no holidays (I blame the house purchase) it felt like I needed a trip of some sort. My usual holiday buddy had booked herself up with a trip to Bermuda, so instead of missing out I decided to travel solo. The gay and I had discussed going to San Francisco together…