1986 – USA – “Continental Trailways”

Crossing America by bus

By late June 1986 I finally had confidence that I had enough cash saved to stop working in the UK and begin my journey.

I flew first to the USA and then crossed the country by “Trailways” bus.  I also made brief visits to both Canada and Mexico in the process.

I kept a diary of my travels.

The diary covers not only the first USA sector but also the next two years of travelling.

The diary starts below and each chapter follows the next.

Around the World in the 1980s

First Flight

New York


Pittsburgh and Washington

Buffalo and Niagara

Canada – “Toronto for a day”

Back to Pittsburgh


St Louis


Mexico – “Border Crossing”

Grand Canyon

Los Angeles

San Francisco


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