Our Travels

California Camel Travel On Tour

We’ve started the final leg of our USA road trip, with 12 nights in the state of California. We arrived in California via the High Desert Highway 62, this is the deadliest road in the state. It was the loneliest stretch of road we’ve been on so far, with no buildings or facilities for at least 50 miles. It was dark by the time we reached Palm Springs, at the end of an 11 hour journey from Sedona covering 497…

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Graceland Mansion Memphis

Memphis Camel Travel On Tour

We’ve left Nashville first thing for an overnight stop in Memphis. It’s a shorter drive today, 212 miles on the I-40 which took just under 5 hours. The sunny weather is back with us, the temperature has risen to 70°F, and the men have even braved their shorts for this trip. We paused for half an hour at the Casey Jones Village (the best whistle-stop tour Nashville to Memphis), just off junction 80A near Jackson, for a quick stretch of…

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Nashville Grand Ole Opry

Nashville Camel Travel On Tour

We woke up on Good Friday in St. Louis, having survived a night at the Lehmann House, famed for being haunted. After a sumptuous breakfast cooked by our host Marie, we stopped at the Gateway Arch on the west bank of the Mississippi river to witness this engineering feat. The Gateway Arch has a number of accolades: it’s the world’s tallest arch, the tallest national monument in the United States, Missouri’s tallest accessible building and the tallest man-made monument in…

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Route 66 Hall of Fame Pontiac

Route 66 Camel Travel On Tour

It was time to start Route 66, we’ve incorporated The Mother Road into our westbound journey from coast to coast as much as possible. We are diverting off to take in Nashville & Memphis, so we definitely won’t be covering the section from St. Louis to Oaklahoma City. If you’ve just joined our adventures, we’re driving a Chevrolet Suburban for a month on a road trip in the USA, there are 4 of us, so we wanted something comfortable and…

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Chicago Skycrapers 360 Observatory

Chicago Camel Travel On Tour

The weather had changed, we woke to a red sky dawn in Niagara Falls and a forecast of rain for our 522 mile drive to Chicago. We crossed the border from Canada to USA after the Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River, with 283 miles left to go. We decided not to declare “Brian” the Canadian beaver who had hitched a lift from the last services. The rain didn’t let up until we were passing through the state of Michigan,…

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Horseshoe Falls with rainbow Niagara

Niagara Falls Canada Camel Travel On Tour

We left Washington D.C. at 7am to make the 478 mile journey to the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. Our plan was to stop for breakfast after about 2 hours, and we found a fabulous Classic American Diner in Breezewood, Pennsylvania which didn’t disappoint with the food. Each of us had prepared soundtracks to listen to whilst driving, so we have a right mix of music playing along the route, and some impromptu karaoke sessions depending upon the song.…

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The White House

Washington D.C. Camel Travel On Tour

The drive from New York to Washington D.C. was pretty straightforward, we were into New Jersey from Times Square after a few turns, and passing Newark Airport before we knew it. The New Jersey Turnpike I95 was clear of snow and it was a beautiful blue sky day. We arrived in the capital at dusk after driving 228 miles, so once we’d checked into the Courtyard Marriott at Foggy Bottom, we went for a walk to get our bearings. The…

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Times Square New York

New York Camel Travel On Tour

Our big adventure for a month in the USA started with 2 nights in New York City. We flew from London Gatwick with Norwegian, it didn’t start so well as we’d booked premium cabin seats and were really looking forward to experiencing their 787 Dreamliner, but was informed that the flight would be serviced by Hifly on an Airbus 330 instead. We still had the 2-3-2 configuration and the flight was extremely comfortable with loads of legroom, adjustable seat and…

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Our Travels

Last trip: Berlin

Next Trip: USA New York to San Francisco & driving Route 66

Fave Trip so far:

Julie: Cape Town

Mike: Hong Kong

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