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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]
best coffee in billings
When you are traveling the world, there are certain things that are pretty standard wherever you go - coffee is certainly one of these. After traveling to 35 countries across the globe and all 50 US states, it's fair to say that we have been fortunate to sample some of the best local coffee shops in a...
Road tripping between two iconic cities is definitely our idea of an exciting long weekend getaway. Whether we are leaving after work on Friday and coming back late Sunday evening or adding an extra day to make the most of a holiday weekend, finding an area where you can maximize your time is something we always love...
arches to canyonlands national park
If you love the great outdoors, there are not many places in the US more inviting than the spectacular array of national parks in Utah. Renowned as being the home of the "Mighty 5", Utah is blessed to have a collection of natural landscapes that attract visitors from all across the globe. If you are planning a...
value of vacation
"Travel is never a matter of money but of courage" (Paulo Coelho)...for those of you that love traveling the world and are able to experience it, this quote is likely near and dear to your heart. But unfortunately, this is not the case with many Americans. Did you know that 49 percent of working Americans would give...
Colorado National Monument
From the Rocky Mountains to the Mile High City, Colorado is home to a plethora of amazing attractions but yet there are still many that are frequently left in the radar because of the iconic aforementioned places that attract so much attention. One of these lesser-known locations we would argue is the Colorado National Monument, located in...
best days out in devon
When you think about taking day trips around the UK, it's fair to say places such as London, the Cotswolds, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District will spring to mind. But there is something quite magical about South-West England that we would argue should entice visitors just as much as any of those aforementioned locations. For locals and...
ilfracombe devon
The magical beauty of the UK can be found when visitors head outside of their comfort zone and explore places generally frequented only by die-hard locals and stereotypical British travels who prefer to stay within the confines of the island. The South-West corner of the UK, notably home to the counties of Devon and Cornwall, is a...
Delicate Arch Hike
Do you ever find yourselves looking in awe at folks that are hiking death defying trails through iconic mountain ranges around the world? But wait...you quickly realize that extreme hiking or even contemplating the thought of hiking 10+ miles in a day just isn't something you are prepared for. It's ok, you won't be the first or...
Denver to Moab Road Trip
If you are looking for a magical long weekend getaway, there are not many places more spectacular than the connecting states of Colorado and Utah. Filled with a plethora of breathtaking national parks, epic natural scenery and an abundance of outdoor adventure waiting to be explored, visitors to either of these states will have plenty to keep...
estes park to rocky mountain national park
When you think about the most iconic USA national parks, it's fair to say that Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado will likely be near the top of most peoples lists...and for very good reason. After visiting all 50 states and a number of other iconic national parks, we finally had the opportunity to visit the heart...