I've been dreaming about my big fat American roadtrip for ages now. A grand cross country adventure from one coast to the other using good 'ole Route 66 as our guide. I've been planning and routing for God knows how long now, meticulously plotting every single minute and moment abroad. When I came across photographer Jane Hilton's online portfolio it was these very photos that spiked an incredible surge of wanderlust within my soul. Granted the glorious photos of El Rancho were captured in Las Vegas and sadly this casino no longer remains on South Highway 91 it's still an example of one of the inevitably many hidden ancient gems that I expect to encounter en route. It's those wrong turns down deserted roads that lead to something as unique and 'American' as this that excites me so. That thrill of standing in new surroundings and touching a crumbling facade that society left behind and the countless stories held confined within the walls yearning to be discovered. Hopefully such a venture will be undertaken in September; should the Gods be so kind that is, and I will finally be able to share with you all this exciting, once in a lifetime journey.