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Five Scenic Drives for a Southwest USA Road Trip

A big part of an American road trip is to get your music blasting as you head out on the highway and soak up the scenery. Southwest USA has no shortage of highways and eye-popping views. Here are my top five drives in America’s Southwest guaranteed to get your wheels rolling.

Sedona – Red Hued Views and Vortexes

Sedona is surrounded by a landscape of red rock vistas, pinnacles and sandstone columns set against clear blue skies. It’s also known for what you can’t see – its vortexes. We went in search…

The Grand Canyon – West Rim Views

The Grand Canyon has to be Arizona’s most famous landmark and it’s a must-see if you’re on a road trip through America’s southwest. Here are my tips for visiting.

Beyond Vegas – A Visit to Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam sits in Black Canyon holding back the mighty Colorado River on the Nevada-Arizona border. I wasn’t too fussed about visiting Hoover but was so glad I did…

Win Flights to Lisbon

Lisbon is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, well known for its historical sites, grand architecture and fabulous food scene. Win 2 return flights to explore a city of epic vistas, sunshine colours, food and culture.


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Driving Death Valley – the Highs and the Lows

The drive through Death Valley National Park was yet another highlight along the route of our South West US road trip. Death Valley possesses a sun-bleached grandeur, and desolate sense of vastness intersperced with green shrubs, vivid striata, sparkling white salt flats and open-air history.

Exploring Yosemite in a Day

Yosemite National Park is known for its incredible natural beauty, giant sequoia trees, iconic vistas, gushing waterfalls, green meadows and the towering granite giants of El Capitan and Half Dome cliffs. But what if you only have a day to explore? Here are my tips to help you get the best out of a day in Yosemite.

Peru – My 2016 Dream Destination

There’s a place on my travel wish list that has always intrigued me. A place of ancient civilizations, mountain-top ruins and home to one of mankind’s greatest mysteries. Where the people are welcoming, creative and colourful and a country whose capital is considered to be one of the best cuisine destinations in the world.

Tales of Whale Watching in Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay is home to one of the deepest canyons in the earth’s seabed and it’s brimming with life. Take a boat out to the edge of the canyon and, if conditions are right, you’ll witness the nature of the Pacific in its full awe-inspiring glory.


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A Guide to Austrian Mountain Food

Austrian food is perfect for fuelling up after a hard day’s skiing. There’s no shortage of tasty winter warmers served up in the mountain huts and restaurants in the Austrian Alps. Here’s my guide to Austrian mountain food

Autumn Tasting Menu at The Ambrette, Rye

Rye, in East Sussex, is one of the prettiest and best-preserved medieval towns in England. It is also the venue for a contemporary Anglo-Indian fusion restaurant. The Ambrette…

Thunder Bread – A Geothermal Bake Off in Iceland

There’s a loaf that’s been baked underground in geothermal springs in Iceland for generations. It’s dark, dense, deliciously sweet and it’s called Hverabrauð or Thunder Bread.

Mouth-watering Mezze and a Giveaway

Mouth-watering mezze recipe and a giveaway of Ghilli Basan’s fantastic new book – Mezze Small Plates for Sharing. This beautiful book is packed with a myriad of mezze recipes with superb photography and fascinating insights into Basan’s travels in Turkey and the Middle East.

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Hi, I’m Suzanne, welcome to The Travelbunny, where you’ll find inspiration for your wanderlust, a taste for culinary curiosity and a dash of adventure. There are travel tips, guides and giveaways too. Join me on the journey…

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