Working as an au pair is pretty special. You've had new experiences, been part of a family, and made a difference in a child's life. But, amazing though this part of your life has been, everything comes to an end, and it's time to call it a day and get on the plane home. Right?
I sit and listen to my friends tell me that they can't go on holiday for this reason and that reason, and to be honest if they really, really wanted to escape and see new places they would make it happen.
For some reason California has always been one of those places that I knew I would I love. Ever since I sat down in front of the TV watching Marissa, Seth and Ryan hanging out on gorgeous beaches living the OC dream I had been planning a visit.
The Golden State is always in the spotlight. It's in so many songs, films, TV shows, books and just about everything else that it takes on a near-legendary status. Frankly, it kind of earned it. So, you find yourself there – what should you be keeping an eye out for?
A melody and a memory are two things that connect, which is why music and travel go perfectly hand in hand.
It's the 'Big Apple', the city that never sleeps. You've seen it, like, a billion times on the big screen, as the backdrop to romance and drama and battling superheroes. But that's nothing compared to the real thing! New York is the best city in the world... and we can prove it.
The beauty of being in your 20s is that if you've got some cash saved and if you want to splash it on a trip of a lifetime, more often than not you can! If you're young, wild and free, and love the fast paced vibes of city life, then get yourself to North America.
There's so much more to the USA than big city lights, even though they're pretty awesome! Take a drive into the wilderness of the USA and you'll be greeted by Mother Nature in all her glory and what a show she'll put on.
With so many of you lovely Trekkers joining us on the road each year we have decided to publish some of your stories right here for past, present and future Trekkers to read all about. We share with you their worries, their memories and their passion for adventure. Enjoy!
You're super excited about your trip to the States, but before you can throw yourself into the experience, you've got to pack. So how hard can that be? Pretty damn hard actually.