The Big Trip is nearly here!

It’s finally here!

This year has been particularly full, travel-wise, but the trip we’re about to take is the pinnacle of the lot. Tomorrow, we leave for our grand US trip and I absolutely cannot wait. These last few months have been really hectic at work and I’m so ready for a break. We’re away for two whole weeks, and I can’t remember the last time S and I went on a trip that long, just the two of us.

Our itinerary is pretty packed, and we’re going to a lot of places. Here’s what it looks like.

  • 2 1/2 days in Chicago
  • 2 days on the Empire Builder Amtrak train between Chicago and Seattle (the trip actually spans 2 nights and 3 days… and yes, I’m taking a lot of books)
  • 2 1/2 days in Seattle
  • 7 days on a cruise ship calling at Junea, Ketchika, Skagway and Victoria, plus some scenic cruising around Glacier Bay. We’ve got some pretty cool excursions planned whilst on the cruise, as well as hopefully catching up with family in Victoria.

I basically plan to catch up with all the reading I’ve not had time for over the summer, stuff my face, and enjoy having no responsibilities for 2 weeks. Hurray!

My new travel buddies

Sidenote: I absolutely love my new passport cover, which came in my July My Little Box, and my new travel wallet which I bought from Kikki.K. I love that shop so very much. 

I don’t think I’ll have access to wifi at all during the trip, apart from at my hotels in Chicago and Seattle. And you know what hotel wifi is like. So, the best place to catch up with where I am is probably Instagram, because Snapchat is just too data hungry.

Whilst I’m away you’ll see content that I’ve pre-written go up, unless I’m lucky enough to hit some reliable wifi. I am however planning to live blog the whole trip as we go, which I’ll post when I’m back.

Finally, as ever, I have to ask: do you have any recommendations for Chicago, the Empire Builder train, Seattle, Junea, Ketchikan, Skagway or Victoria? Especially gluten free food related ones? If so, please let me know! And other than that, I’ll catch you on the flip side.




  1. 26th August 2016 / 21:17

    No suggestions but am SO EXCITED on your behalf. I can’t wait to read of your adventures and thoughts. Especially regarding your cruise. Never done one myself…

    May you travel safely and I bet your family cannot wait to to see you guys!

    SSG xxx

  2. 27th August 2016 / 02:21

    Wowwww! Have the best time, it sounds incredible 🙂 And I love Kiki-K, my friend got my a couple of things from there for my birthday and then I went in London, and fell in love! 🙂
    Excited to read all about your trip!

    • 27th August 2016 / 08:21

      Isn’t it the most gorgeous place? I could wander round their shop for aaaaages. It’s definitely aspirational organisation for someone as all over the place as me! I’m excited to go on my trip, currently waiting at Heathrow to board. Let the fun begin!

    • 27th August 2016 / 08:22

      Yay for Kikki K! I was so happy when they opened their London store. I think the staff there thought I was quite odd. Ah well!

  3. 28th August 2016 / 23:48

    Sounds like you have an awesome trip planned! I really like Chicago 🙂

  4. Jen
    29th August 2016 / 00:39

    This all sounds amazing! Safe travels sweet friend!

  5. 29th August 2016 / 14:08

    have an absolutely amazing time! i saw some images from chicago already so i’m sure you’re having a blast 🙂 i cant wait for all the recaps!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. 29th August 2016 / 23:01

    You’re going to have the best time on your trip, and from Snapchat and Instagram it looks like Chicago is being very good to you! We really fell in love with Seattle while we were there this past weekend, and I think that you’re going to be in a foodie and GF paradise! I can’t wait to hear all about your trips and see all of your beautiful pictures!

  7. 30th August 2016 / 07:02

    This is a trip that I am super envious of. I’d LOVE this kind of itinerary. I can’t wait to hear/see all about it.

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