Southern States Tour

Trek America Southern BLT

My First Solo Travel Adventure

Beginning my first foray into solo travel with on a 3-week small group tour with Trek America.

Read my thoughts and feelings while planning my trip here.

And read about how I spent a few days in LA by myself before the tour began here.

Hollywood, San Diego and Las Vegas

An exciting start to my tour of the Southern states – a quick stop in Hollywood before spending 2 days in San Diego and 2 days in Vegas. Read about it here.

Arizona, Grand Canyon NP & Monument Valley

Expect the unexpected. Find out what happened when the weather took a turn for the worse and we were met with a snowy Grand Canyon and Monument Valley here.

New Mexico

Making more stops along Route 66 en route to Santa Fe followed by a visit to Roswell and Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Read about my journey through New Mexico here.


Driving through Texas state and celebrating my birthday with some Texan BBQ and a night out in Austin. Read about my experiences in Texas here.

New Orleans

Taking a swamp tour before heading into the city of New Orleans. Read about how we spent our time in the city here.

Memphis & Nashville

More bad weather interrupts our plans. Find out how we ended up spending our time in Memphis and Nashville here.

Washington DC

Spending a couple of days in Washington DC touring the monuments and visiting its many museums. Read about our trip to the capital of America here.

Philadelphia & New York

Reaching our final destination of New York City via a stop in Philadelphia. Find out how I spent the last few days of my trip here.

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Northern BLT

Travelling coast to coast through the Northern States of the USA with Trek America. Find out where I visited in this epic trip here.

Alaskan Highlights Tour

Exploring Alaska on a Alaskan Highlights Tour with Grand American Adventures. Find more details here.

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Embarking On a Group Tour

Having now taken part in a number of small group tours, travelling across various parts of the globe, read about what I wish I’d know first here.