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 […]

Peggy Sue’s 50s Diner California

Peggy Sue’s 50s Diner is not haute cuisine. It doesn’t come close to fine dining. Let’s get that straight from the outset. It’s closer to what you’d find the Winchester brothers eating in, with Dean stuffing his face full of cheeseburgers. Except in Supernatural, Elvis would probably leap off the wall and try to eat […]

On the road again – Toronto to California to the Rockies

  Our last trip to the States was disastrous. Fun, but still disastrous. My handbag was stolen in Las Vegas. This was not just a mild inconvenience. It’s a huge inconvenience, worry, panic and money-suck when that handbag contains: yours and your husbands passports; your work visa for the country you live in; your house keys […]

Hoover Dam – Las Vegas, Nevada

There is more to Las Vegas than gambling, drinking, shows (and show girls), and more gambling, and more drinking and more show girls. Hoover Dam, previously called Boulder Dam, sits in the Black Canyon (part of the Colorado River) on the border of Arizona and Nevada. And it’s a major tourist attraction, with almost one million […]