Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola One of the things I love about travel is how universal some experiences are. Some things just transcend language. I’ve seen examples of this being on a train on the western suburbs in Sydney, Australia. Everyone in the carriage was Sudanese apart from me. And one of the guys was copping it from several […]

Lake Louise Canada

Lake Louise Canada Almost everyone we know who’d been to the Canadian Rockies insisted we had to go to Lake Moraine instead of, or as well as Lake Louise. Sadly, there was no space to park our RV when we got to Lake Morraine, so it’s on the to do list for another trip. And […]

Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park Arizona Donkey rides on the valley floor, white water rafting, abseiling  – there are many adventurous things you can do in the Grand Canyon. And trust me, I wanted to do all of these things. Sometimes, life gets in the way of the best laid travel plans. Shortly before we left […]

Five Things To Do In Gilroy California

Five Things To Do In Gilroy California Gilroy Garlic Festival If you consider yourself a foodie, or you just enjoy a festival with beer, wine, good food and good music, then time your visit to California to coincide with the Gilroy Garlic Festival. It’s a celebration of all things garlicky, with music and alcohol to […]

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park California

There’s an Australian short story about dinosaurs lurking in the Canberra hills. I remember it vividly from my childhood, and I think it was in a collection of stories called Dreamtime. A pre-teen boy suffers from insomnia. He roams the streets of his Canberran suburb at night, and discovers that the grassy hills surrounding Canberra […]

Natural Bridges Vallecito California

One day I’ll write a post about the places you never need to visit in America. There’s far too many “10 places you need to visit” listicles already, but no one ever looks at the unpleasant side of travel. No one warns you about the places you don’t want to visit. Delhi will be pretty high on […]

Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas

  We saw a heart-warming display of  human kindness and empathy in Palo Duro Canyon in Texas. With over 30 miles of hiking, biking, and horse tracks to choose from, on this occasion we hiked the Lighthouse Trail. It’s a two hour, one way, moderate hike. The website comes with the ominous warning for this hike: […]

Red Rock Canyon in Nevada

“We spend an awful lot of time on our holidays looking at rocks.” A recent observation I made to North Nomad as we drove through Nevada on our way to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada. Though, the rocks we’d seen were pretty spectacular – the massive caves at Kentucky, the hoodoos in New Mexico […]

Arches National Park – Utah, America

Our introduction to Utah was odd. I don’t know why I’m surprised by oddity in stinking hot, remote locations anymore. It’s more normal than “normal”. On this occasion, we stopped at a gas station that looked like it was straight out of From Dusk Til Dawn. Their power was out. We didn’t have any cash, […]

Road Trip Through The Rockies

One of the most bizarre sensations is standing outside your car in 30 degree heat, getting a sunburn, and seeing snow topped mountains ahead of you. It wasn’t the sheer size of The Rockies, or the dramatic difference in landscape every few hours, that stayed with me the most about our road trip. It was the […]