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The Tropicana hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip
Guides

Staying on the Las Vegas Strip – whatever your budget

The Strip is the heart of Las Vegas, a four-mile-long, multi-lane highway lined by one enormous billion-dollar casino resort after another. It’s the epicentre of the city, whether you’re looking to gamble, party or just soak up the Las…

Bellagio fountains, Las Vegas Strip, Nevada USA
Guides

Visiting Las Vegas on a budget

Las Vegas probably isn’t most people’s idea of a budget destination. Even if you’re not blowing your cash gambling on the casino floor, you could easily spend up a fortune in the city’s five-star hotels, A-list nightclubs, Michelin-starred restaurants…

New York taxi
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Visiting New York on a budget

After budget guides to London and Paris, I’m back with one for another of my favourite cities – New York. I first visited the Big Apple nearly 20 years ago and it made a big impression. It was my…

Dollars
Guides

Trip budget: Southwest USA road trip

I love reading people’s travel budgets. As well as being useful for trip planning it’s an interesting window into people’s lives and travels – and who can resist being a bit nosy! I’d never published my own until now,…

USA map
Travel future

My US National Park wishlist

After writing about my highlights from the US National Parks I’ve visited in the southwest, it got me thinking about the other parks in the USA that top my wishlist. The country has 59 different National Parks, which cover…

Highlights of the southwest USA’s National Parks
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Highlights of the southwest USA’s National Parks

The USA’s National Parks are some of the country’s greatest assets and today the National Park Service celebrates its birthday – when entry to every park across the country is free for the day. Each National Park has so…

Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Travel tales

One day in Santa Fe

After two weeks road-tripping through national parks and country towns across the southwest, it was time to balance out all that fresh air and exercise with a bit of city living. Cocktails, dinner, shopping and art were all on…

Sunsets and spirituality in Sedona
Travel tales

Sunsets and spirituality in Sedona

Among the macho Wild West-style towns of the southwest USA, Sedona in Arizona attracts a more New Age crowd. The town has embraced its alternative side with a host of crystal shops, psychics, alternative therapists and vortex tours. And…

Sedona’s Chapel of the Holy Cross
In pictures

Sedona’s Chapel of the Holy Cross // In pictures

A few miles south of the Arizonan city of Sedona, there’s an unusual-looking structure tucked among the cliffs. It looks like it could be an observatory – or even a Bond villain’s lair – but it’s really a Catholic…

White Rim Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
Travel tales

Canyonlands: Land of the giants

Utah’s biggest national park, Canyonlands was also the park on my road trip route that I knew the least about. I’d seen plenty of photos of Arches, the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon and Zion‘s red rocks, but what about Canyonlands?…

Southwest USA road trip
Reviewed

My top southwest USA road trip accommodation

Sometimes a long-distance road trip can pass by in a blur – early mornings, long driving days, dinner at a roadside diner, then crashing out in a roadside motel before starting it all again the next day. But as…