Bourne in the USA







Welcome to the Bourne in the USA website!


My name is Karen and I come from the South Coast of England, UK. I'm travelling for a year round the USA with my husband, Rich. We have thoroughly enjoyed travelling to different parts of the USA in the past and when the opportunity came up at work to take a late "gap year" we jumped at the chance to travel the circumference of the USA.

Our journey started in January 2010 in Florida and our plan is to travel right round the edge of the States (and some of the centre!) in 11 months, moving clockwise.

We both love being in the outdoors and are particularly interested in wildlife. Rich is a photographer and keen to capture the personalities of the wild animals we come across. (particularly bears!) I'm the one taking the holiday snaps and scribbling the words. Most of our time is spent in a tent camped out in the national parks.

We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures, and maybe this site will inspire you to experience more of what the USA has to offer beyond the usual tourist trails.