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The road to Moab, Utah

12 of the best southwest USA scenic drives

With National Parks, snow-capped mountains, red rocks and sandy deserts, the landscapes of the southwest USA make it one of the best places in the world for a road trip – where the journey is just as important as…

Cruise ship sailing to the Hubbard Glacier

How to choose the perfect Alaska cruise

The thunderous crack of a calving glacier, snow-capped mountain peaks, bears fishing for salmon in clear meltwater streams, humpback whales swimming through turquoise waters. Alaska takes natural beauty to another level.…

New York in winter: 9 things to do in NYC at Christmas

New York in winter: 9 things to do in New York at Christmas

The smell of roasting chestnuts, the sparkle of Christmas lights, snowy carriage rides through Central Park and lavish shop window displays – visiting New York in winter is like stepping onto the set of a real-life Christmas movie. The Big…

The Welcome to Las Vegas sign, Nevada USA

Las Vegas film locations: A Sin City walking tour

Bright lights, blackjack tables, glitz and glamour – it’s no wonder larger-than-life Las Vegas is a favourite location for filmmakers. Over 100 movies have featured Sin City’s over-the-top casinos and iconic Strip views.…

Arches National Park in Utah

A two-week 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 USA. Monument Valley, the…

New York film locations: A city walking tour

New York film locations: A Manhattan walking tour

It was my first trip to New York 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 Avenue, craning my neck to look up at the…

Visiting Las Vegas on a budget

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

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…


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…

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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…