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A Californian lunchtime surprise

Filed in Western USA by on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
A Californian lunchtime surprise

Day 3 of our Western Explorer trip has us departing the granite walls, towering sequoias and now blooming meadows of Yosemite National Park, heading across the nearly 10,000ft Tioga Pass, and descending down into the lowest point below sea level, Death Valley. As far as travel days go, this one will compete with any with […]

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The weird & wonderful rock formations of Craters of the Moon National Monument

Filed in Northwest USA by on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
The weird & wonderful rock formations of Craters of the Moon National Monument

When American President Calvin Coolidge signed the legislation protecting Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho in 1924, he called it “a weird and scenic landscape peculiar to itself”. In all of my travels to our national parks and monuments, I have never seen the word “weird” used to describe any of them other […]

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A day trip to Brooklyn

Filed in Eastern USA by on September 1, 2014 0 Comments
A day trip to Brooklyn

You’re heading to New York City, one of the world’s greatest cities. So, you start making a list of places to visit, things to do; Times Square, The Empire State Building, and The Statue of Liberty they all make it on there, but what about Brooklyn? Brooklyn the understated yet incredible neighbour of Manhattan and […]

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From sunrise to sunset Lake Tahoe is beautiful

Filed in Western USA by on August 26, 2014 0 Comments
From sunrise to sunset Lake Tahoe is beautiful

At 35km long and 19km wide, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the United States. It is also our second deepest lake at right around 500 meters deep. It contains enough water to provide every man, woman and child in the country with 200 liters of water a day, every day, for 5 […]

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Seattle, a city oozing with coolness

Filed in Northwest USA by on August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Seattle, a city oozing with coolness

Some cities try hard to be cool and some, well, they just are cool. Glasgow and Melbourne, for example, are two of my favourites – the kind of places where if you don’t like them, well, your loss, because the locals are pretty happy thank you so just carry on your own sweet way. And […]

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Wild, rugged and beautiful, that’s Alaska!

Filed in Alaska, Wildlife by on August 15, 2014 1 Comment
Wild, rugged and beautiful, that’s Alaska!

The trouble with working in travel is that you’re always reading about amazing places to see and beautiful images surround you, constantly inspiring and tempting you to book another flight. I have been lucky enough to travel to some incredible places this year, but now I’ve returned I am looking to 2015 and wondering where […]

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Hiking & Horse Riding in Jackson

Filed in Northwest USA by on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Hiking & Horse Riding in Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming is a beautiful old west town located at the base of the Grand Teton mountain range. World renowned for its natural beauty, Jackson is also the base for dozens of interesting and exciting excursions. With so much to choose from, we had to get a jump on the day to make the most […]

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Finding the Pack: Wolf tracking in Yellowstone National Park

Filed in Nature, Northern USA by on August 11, 2014 1 Comment
Finding the Pack: Wolf tracking in Yellowstone National Park

Without a doubt the Yellowstone Wildlife Walks tour has one of the best itineraries of any Grand American Adventures tours.   With three nights in the towering peaks and rugged wilderness of Glacier National Park, two nights in Jackson Hole Wyoming, allowing ample time to wander the breathtaking scenery of Grand Tetons National Park. Bear, elk, […]

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A Musical Journey through the Deep South

Filed in Deep South by on August 4, 2014 4 Comments
A Musical Journey through the Deep South

I’ve often heard the Deep South described as a ‘musical landscape’, so when I chose to go on the Deep South & Delta Blues tour I knew I was about to embark on a musical journey. I chose to do the special departure of this trip as it was timed to be in town for the […]

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Unexpected wonders of the Rockies

Filed in Canada by on August 4, 2014 1 Comment
Unexpected wonders of the Rockies

It’s well known that the Canadian Rockies is a pretty picture-perfect place, but I don’t think I was quite prepared for the incredible beauty which awaited me on my recent visit to the region. A lot is made of the mountains of Banff National Park, perhaps the most famous of the Rocky Mountain National Parks; […]

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