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Highlights from the Highlands

Filed in Canada by on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
Highlights from the Highlands

Our day in Cape Breton Highlands National Park began with an amazing drive along the spectacularly scenic Cabot Trail Highway. Named after early explorer John Cabot, this road twists and turns its way along beautiful coastal cliffs and through gorgeous mountain scenery. Even as someone who drives every day, it would be hard not to […]

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Getting festive in the States!

Filed in The USA by on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Getting festive in the States!

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la fa la la, la la la. The festive adverts in Britain may be full of snow, but look outside and it’s just grey, dreary and dark by 4pm. Over on the other side of the Pond, however, they’ve already had record-breaking dumps of the white stuff […]

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Top 5 quirky sights in the U.S

Filed in The USA by on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 quirky sights in the U.S

From unusual roadside attractions to bizarre landscapes, the U.S is home to a wealth of quirky sights. Sprinkling a few of these into your itinerary can help make your adventure in the U.S all the more memorable – and we have put together a list of five of the most unmissable sights. Salton Sea Despite […]

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Walking in Memphis

Filed in Deep South by on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Walking in Memphis

Memphis sits high up on a hill overlooking the Mississippi River. Historically it has always played an important role in trade on the river and that continues today, although tourism now plays a big role as well. Home to musical greats like WC Handy, BB King and Elvis Presley, there is also plenty of music […]

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Embark on the ultimate exploration of North America

Filed in Alaska, Canada, The USA by on December 1, 2014 0 Comments
Embark on the ultimate exploration of North America

North America is a destination that calls to mind images of grand urban landscapes – but this picture is somewhat deceiving. So bright are its neon lights and so tall are its skyscrapers that its incredible natural landscapes are often obscured – and that’s something we aim to correct. Far from being overrun by urban […]

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Boot-scoot your way around Nashville

Filed in Deep South by on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Boot-scoot your way around Nashville

Nashville! Music City. Hillbilly Hollywood. When a kid has a country music dream, they will inevitably make their way to this Mecca of country music. Thankfully for us, our dream was only to hear great country music, and that was a dream which came true several times over during our stay. Getting in in late […]

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Canyonlands, Barbeques, and a kit grey fox in Utah

Filed in Southwest by on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Canyonlands, Barbeques, and a kit grey fox in Utah

On most of my lodging tours I try to include an evening getting away from restaurants, and have a real American BBQ somewhere beautiful. On a National Parks Lodges tour there is a perfect opportunity at Dead Horse Point State Park to do just that. We leave our hotel in Salt Lake City, heading for […]

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The glory of the open road!

Filed in Alaska, Canada, The USA by on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
The glory of the open road!

Well, this might sound obvious, but America is a big place. It always amuses my friends from the USA when we Brits moan about having to drive an hour somewhere and then make it sound like we’re about to embark on a Trans Siberian odyssey, when actually all we’re doing is popping out to see […]

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Our 5 favourite states for a spot of hiking

Filed in Eastern USA, Northwest USA, Southwest, Walking, Western USA by on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Our 5 favourite states for a spot of hiking

For years and years people have wandered this earth by putting one foot in front of the other, and it is no different now. Some people hike for sport and to up their fitness levels, some hike to challenge themselves and push their bodies to the extreme, but most of us hike to be at […]

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Spot incredible wildlife in North America

Filed in Alaska, Canada, The USA, Wildlife by on October 31, 2014 0 Comments
Spot incredible wildlife in North America

There is no greater experience than getting out into the national parks of North America and seeing some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. The array of different species from one state to the next is phenomenal, but it is the ‘big 3’ that every intrepid traveller is just dying to spot, and capture on […]

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