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Arches National Park in Utah
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A 14-day Southwest USA road trip itinerary

The USA is the spiritual home of the road trip. Think long straight roads disappearing over the horizon, roadside diners and quirky motels. And probably the most iconic US road trip destination is the southwest. Monument Valley, the Grand…

New York film locations: A city walking tour
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New York film locations: A Manhattan walking tour

It was my first trip to New York – and my first time out of Europe – and everything should’ve felt new and different. But I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I’d been here before. Walking along Fifth…

Visiting Las Vegas on a budget
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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…

Empire State Building, New York
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Visiting New York on a budget

New York’s long been one of my favourite cities. I first visited 20 years ago and it made a huge impression. It was my first trip outside Europe and felt a million miles away from home. Seeing iconic sights…

Dollars
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What does it cost? 2-week 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 (who can resist being a bit nosy!) I’d never published my own until now, but after…

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…

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.…

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?…

The road to Moab, Utah
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The best southwest USA scenic drives

One of my road trip resolutions when I was travelling around the southwest USA this spring was to ditch the GPS every now and then. To take the slow route with the better scenery or where there was something…