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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]
USA National Parks
How many USA national parks have you visited? How many do you want to visit? Did you know there are now 61 areas that are now officially classified as national parks in the United States? All of these are questions we that you will be able to answer after reading this post. We have been fortunate to...
las vegas to death valley
Exploring any national park in less than a day is incredibly challenging but when you are planning a visit to the largest national park outside of Alaska, it adds another layer of complexity to the challenge. That's exactly what I did during my adventure out west when I decided to take a day trip from Las Vegas...
best golf in gulf shores
When you have a passion for something, it's incredibly difficult to stop enjoying it, regardless of how often you actually get to experience it. That's exactly how I feel about golf and although the frequency I get to the golf course is much less than when I played collegiate golf, I still want to embrace this experience....
jekyll island resort
Jekyll Island...you could be forgiven for having no idea at all where this is located because honestly, I had never heard of this place until a few weeks ago! Located along the Atlantic Seaboard in the state of Georgia, Jekyll Island is a real gem of a find for anyone that loves history, architecture and natural beauty....
Spring Break in Alabama
When it comes to planning your Spring Break getaway, there are plenty of options dependent on you personal preference. You could be forgiven for thinking about places such as California or Florida but I doubt many would be thinking about enjoying Spring Break in Alabama. However, after reading this post, we are convinced that your opinion...
walking in jersey
There is nothing quite like taking in deep breaths of fresh air while exploring a beautiful natural landscape. The UK is spoiled for choice when it comes to breathtaking natural environments but we would argue that the island of Jersey, in the heart of the Channel Islands, has some of the finest walking trails in the country....
24 hours in lisbon
Europe is blessed to have what seems to be an unlimited number of cities that epitomize everything there is to love about historic architecture. You could be forgiven for suggesting cities such as Rome, Athens, London or Paris when thinking about the so-called "European capital of culture" or "European capital of architecture" but after spending an action-packed...
48 hours in athens
For years, Greece has been at the very top of our list of must-see destinations for a myriad of reasons. From the plethora of gorgeous Greek islands scattered across the Aegean Sea to the rich history and archaeological wonders in the Greek capital of Athens, this country is one that should be on everyone's radar. Our first...
best coffee in new york city
Who doesn't love coffee? Ok, so Heather isn't a big fan but I always tell her that she is the exception! In my opinion, coffee is the only way to start the day and not just because of the caffeine rush to give energy. There is something quite relaxing about spending time in a local coffee shop...
bologna to san marino
When you talk about visiting a country for only one day, the likelihood is that most people will think you are crazy or alternatively, they will suggest that you will see very little in such a short timeframe. However, when visiting some of the world's smallest nations, this is when having less than 24 hours is perfectly...