Washington Zoo

Washington Zoo was just around the corner from our hostel, so we decided to take a walk and check it out. Initially we were only going to spend half a day here, but blown away by the zoo the hours quickly drifted away and we ended up spending the whole day here. The zoo is … More Washington Zoo

Washington DC

Landing in Washington after a 5 hour flight was a shock to the system. The cold weather felt like a slap in the face, and we donned our hats and gloves immediately after collecting our bags!     We used the super shuttle service to take us to our hostel, heavy traffic meant the journey took … More Washington DC

Los Angeles 

You could just about make out the Hollywood sign from the left side of the plane as we came in to land. Our flight was just over 9 hours, pretty turbulent but fairly empty. Thankfully no one was sat in front of us so I managed to curl up on 2 seats and get a … More Los Angeles 

Rarotonga 

We hired a car to enable us to see more of the island, as it’s currently low season car hire is $35pd (currency is NZ dollars, supplemented by a few unique coins). Our first car went back after the engine management light came on and it was making a horrendous noise.     We had already … More Rarotonga