My trip to Western USA and Canada (July to August 2013)
The tour begins here. I am sitting in a small guest house, a mile from Heathrow, about to get some sleep before a (very) long day tomorrow. My alarm is set for 4am, and I won’t arrive in m..
Today was one of the longest and most full-on days of my life! I got up at 4am BST, having hardly slept due to a) extreme heat and stuffiness in the room, b) noisy neighbours, but mostly c) exci..
So far today I have taken six buses up and down Las Vegas Boulevard (the centre of which is the Strip). When visiting a city I don’t know, I like to see them by bus as you cover a lot of ground ..
Last night I decided to do the ‘Fremont Street Experience’. However on a whim I decided first to take (another) bus ride back down to The Strip, to see the sights as they are meant to be seen: at nigh..
This morning’s helicopter flight into the Grand Canyon was without doubt one of the best and most breathtaking experiences of my life. I was collected from my hotel after checking out, by a stretch li..
Dixie Palm Motel The Dixie Palms motel in St George is where I spent last night. It is a comfortable sort of place, with only a couple of dozen rooms. But the big boon is it has a fridge, ..
Well I have arrived at my cabin at the Grand Canyon Lodge (North Rim). I had a great trip to Zion National Park (Utah) on the way here, and took some wonderful photos that I would love to post r..
Zion National Park was only really a stop-off point on my way from St George to the Grand Canyon North Rim. However, I wish I had booked myself in to stay there instead of in St George—it was on..
After being trapped at the campground store during the incredible monsoon, on my drive back to the Lodge I saw what I should have expected.. an enormous rainbow, which started and ended in the Canyon ..
After getting up early for the sun rise, I decided I had time to go out of my way and drive to Cape Royal, 20 miles out of the way on mountain roads. It was recommended in the guidebook as havin..