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Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]
village creek state park arkansas
At almost 7000 acres of breathtaking landscape along Crowley's Ridge in the heart of Northeast Arkansas, Village Creek State Park is a rural hidden gem that should be on everyone's radar while planning a trip to the Natural State. While Arkansas may not be the first state you think about exploring, some of the lesser known gems are what...
Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park
This post is in partnership with Hotels.com. Are you ready to enjoy a weekend trip to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind? If you are a SoCal local or perhaps want to experience a short getaway to this area of California, taking a road trip from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park to experience the inherent...
weekend trips in california
When it comes to the best area of the United States to experience a myriad of epic 48 hour getaways, there are not many better spots than to enjoy a collection of weekend trips in California. Recognized as the "Golden State", California is the third largest state in the US after Alaska and Texas and is full of amazing...
mammoth spring state park
Did you know that one of the world's largest springs is located in Northern Arkansas? Mammoth Spring State Park may not be the first place you think about visiting to experience a natural wonder, but with over nine million gallons of water flowing every hour, this is definitely a part of the Natural State that you should consider visiting....
Christmas in Basel
Christmas around the world has many unique characteristics but when we start thinking about the most magical places to enjoy the festive season, Switzerland is certainly near the very top of our list for a plethora of reasons. Whether you are contemplating the idea of visiting the iconic Swiss Alps for the idyllic "White Christmas" or perhaps heading to...
best christmas towns in usa
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to enjoy the seasonal festivities than by exploring a plethora of the best Christmas towns in USA. Whether you are visiting the US from overseas or simply looking to enjoy a few alternative destinations from within the State, we reached out to many of the most...
Christmas lights at the beach
For those of you that love to celebrate the festive season in warmer climates but want to stay in the Northern Hemisphere, why not head to the Gulf Coast to experience the holidays and embrace the gorgeous weather that you can frequently find in this part of the US. While Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is an area of...
street art in mobile
While the Gulf Coast is a popular hotspot for gorgeous beaches and delicious seafood, you could be forgiven for not realizing that this is also the location of an amazing array of creative street art. Head away from the 30 miles of breathtaking white, sandy beaches in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to visit the city of Mobile to...
fall road trips
Whether you are a leaf peeper that loves discovering the best fall foliage in Minnesota or perhaps you just prefer this time of the year as its all about pumpkin lattes and toasted marshmallows around the campfire, the fall season is undoubtedly a great time to explore the inherent beauty of all 50 US states. If you love hitting...
blue mountains day trip
While the state of New South Wales in South-East Australia is primarily renowned for the iconic city of Sydney (and other urban areas), there is another area which is equally spectacular yet frequently lies in the shadow of the urban counterpart. The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region in New South Wales that are the perfect location to get...