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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. 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 – Visiting 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…

Top Ten Vegas Must Dos Besides Gambling

Las Vegas is the gambling mecca of the world. But what has Vegas got to offer if you’re just not into gambling? Actually, there are lots of fabulous things to keep you entertained in sin city. In no particular order, here are my top ten things to see and do in and around Las Vegas besides gambling.

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.

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.