Arizona & New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips

The Desert Southwest states of Arizona and New Mexico are home some of the most immediately recognisable sights in North America. From the vistas of the Grand Canyon and the sandstone buttes of Monument Valley, […]

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Base Camp Las Vegas – a review

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas. Welcome to the Great Outdoors. For the majority of the 40 million+ people who visit Las Vegas every year, the city is a place of gaming, girls and gun ranges, […]

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Buckeye State on the National Road

Heading east on any U.S. highway feels wrong somehow, but nowhere more so than on what, since 2002, has been designated “The Historic National Road.” Modern America was built from east to west, and this […]

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James Dean’s Grave, Fairmount, Indiana

For my wife, no adventure is complete without a visit to the final resting place of some dead celebrity or other. Over the years, and I’m really not complaining here, this has taken us to […]

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From Bible Belt to Bourbon

Politicians speak of the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Britain; our soldiers fight side by side, we speak pretty much the same language, and these days we probably even share the belief that the […]

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Graves & Guns on the Natchez Trace

My earliest memories of childhood holidays are of sitting in the back of our family’s Ford Cortina, driving through France, and being suitably impressed whenever my dad knowledgably pointed out: “See how straight this road […]

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Coca-Cola and Elvis Presley

Atlanta began life as an Indian village known as Standing Peachtree. It was the scene of a number of important Civil War battles before being razed in 1864 by General William Tecumseh Sherman. It has […]

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North Dakota – The Emptied Prairie

“Do you reckon that’s it?” “Well, yes, I reckon it must be.” In front of us stands a TV mast, the KVLY-TV Tower, just south-east of Blanchard, Traill County, North Dakota. Our slightly out-of-date road […]

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Deer, beer and sex – the Midwest

In this trip, we make our way through Wisconsin and Minnesota with the aim of getting a taste of the Midwest. Beer and baseball were always going to be on the menu; less expected were […]

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Day 9: Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City

We awake to another beautiful day, a golden light rising up over the mountains to the east. Fifteen minutes later – the time it takes to pack and throw down the scalding awfulness that is […]

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