In mid March this year I'm going to the USA for a trade conference for my 'proper job'. By coincidence, we have a family holiday with friends in the USA starting on April 2nd, a week after the conference ends.
Looking at the logistics, it didn't make sense for me to return to the UK, get jet lag, pay for another air fare and return to the USA a week later to get jet lag all over again - so I've decided to stay in the USA for that week and head off on a ROAD TRIP.
I want to use the time to explore Texas BBQ and authentic Tex Mex and Southwestern foods. I might even head over to Hatch, the Chilli capital of the USA to see how they grow the chillies and which seeds they use.
So far it looks like I have 2 companions for the trip. My American friend Ren, who hails from San Antonio, will travel as far as San Antonio and and English friend, Chris, will probably travel all the way to Las Vegas. I'm planning to take video camera(s), a decent audio recording unit and a laptop so that we can document the journey and post a series of blogs / vlogs about it.
I'll be posting bits of the research / planning phase of the trip in the blog over the coming weeks.