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  • Bellagio fountains, Las Vegas Strip, Nevada USA

    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…

  • New York taxi

    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…

  • Dollars

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…