I don’t know why I struggle with jet lag so bad when I travel to or from Europe, I seem fine when I fly from Perth to LA but when I head to any part of Europe I end up waking up at crazy hours like today! Up at 4am only to find out everyone else is up. We decided to google where the closest coffee shop was from the house and walk there. Arriving at Starbucks with my laptop in hand we ordered our coffees and sorted the rest of our trip! Our flights back to London weren’t until the 12th of January 2017 so we had a little bit of time up our sleeve.
Spend the day in LA before driving up to Vancouver. It will take about 20 hours to drive, with no breaks. We decided to take 3 days to drive up. I have a few friends up there and I wanted to see them again and see some awesome snow action! I decided to not tell them I was coming and just rock up! Hopefully they are as exited to see me as I am to see them. While sitting in Starbucks we booked a house through Airbnb again, paying around $1500 for 11 nights for the 3 of us, we plan on leaving Vancouver on the 9th of January this will give us a few days to get back to LA before we have to fly back to England. Our first stop on the way up will be in Redding,CA. We just booked a cheap motel called the Deluxe Inn Motel, paying about $85 US. From there we will just drive until we get tied and stop in at a motel along the way. They are everywhere along the freeway, about 30 miles apart and only cost about $65 US per night for 2 queen beds. Then our finally day hopefully we will only be a few hours from Vancouver.
After booking the accommodation and making our plans for the road trip we decided to head out to Venice Beach and walk up to Santa Monica Pier. Spending most of the morning walking and looking around, we headed back into West Hollywood for Lunch. In and Out Burger is what we decided on, it was about 1pm by now so there was a bit of a wait but of course its always worth it! With full belly’s we drove down to Melrose Ave and spent some money on shoes and hats before head back to the house to chill out and sleep!!