A Road Trip and the Perks of Being Scottish (Part 2: Yosemite & Sequoia)

The drive to Yosemite takes longer than expected, winding through the desert into the mountains. The bends so tight and narrow the speed is limited to 20mph in parts, with sheer drops to the side. I don’t dare to look down instead concentrating on the road, frustrated at the automatic transmission which decides to shift …

A Road trip and the perks of being Scottish (Part 1: Portland to Sacramento)

With no plans to head back to Canada any time soon and keen to leave Portland, I set about planning the trip. The road trip I’d been planning in my head for years. Northern California, San Francisco, the Redwood forests, Yosemite.. The trip that gave me the motivation to learn how to drive in the …

Portland, Oregon

I travelled to Portland from Seattle on the Bolt Bus. The trip was easy enough, but whilst the company is owned by Greyhound, they don’t run from a station. Instead the ‘terminal’ was simply a sign saying ‘No parking, except buses’. I somehow ended up the expert being the first person there, standing awkwardly and …