Arches National Park: A Walk in the Devils Garden – Arches Galore!

There are numerous significant arches located around the Devils Garden section of Arches National Park in Utah but the less famous ones should not be forgotten.  These include Skyline Arch, Tunnel Arch and Pine Tree Arch which all have their own special character and charm. Enjoy!

Arches National Park: A Walk in the Devils Garden – Landscape Arch

Such a fragile beauty.  Landscape Arch spanning 93 metres / 306 foot in the Devils Garden section of Arches National Park in Utah sits precariously and stoically despite a significant mishap on September 1st, 1991. Back then a huge 18.2 metre / 60 foot 180 tonne slab of rock broke away from the slender arch, crashing to the ground…

Arches National Park: A Walk in the Devils Garden – Double O Arch

Wander the hot and dusty trails of the Devils Garden in Arches National Park, Utah and you will be well rewarded with spectacular views. For me the ultimate reward after a thirsty hike on a very hot day along the Primitive Trail, which features amazing scenery accompanied with narrow ledges and rocky climbing, was to see…

Arches National Park, Utah: Delicate Arch

The most famous stone formation in Utah’s Arches National Park would probably have to be the picturesque Delicate Arch. The 65 foot tall (20 metre ) freestanding arch is an impressive sight!

Pink’s – A Hollywood Legend Since 1939

Dear Cholesterol, I am sorry to say this but you surely must have known that one day Pink’s Hot Dogs would come between us, it was inevitable… Yes Pink’s have been knocking out delicious hot dogs, sausages, burgers and more from the same Hollywood location since 1939 (they went from a humble hot dog stand in 1939 to…

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

From the Sierra Nevada foothills past the Giant Sequoia tree grove of the first part of Kings Canyon National Park you follow the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway through the mountainous Canyonlands of Sequoia National Forest for 80 kilometres / 50 miles along this amazing winding byway until you reach roads end in the mighty Kings Canyon itself ….

My Top 10 US States

Since checking off travelling to all 50 US states last year, I get asked a lot what my favourite states are? That’s a pretty tough question! So, based off my overall travel experiences here goes. Firstly, generally people are friendly everywhere and each of the 50 US states has something special to offer but for…

A Summer’s Journey to the Alaskan Arctic Circle

So what exactly is at the edge of the Arctic Circle in Alaska? Not much really, apart from nice views. The road journey to get there on the other hand is an adventure in itself and the experience of saying you have been there is just one of those things some of us have to do! On my…

Mt. McKinley, Alaska – North America’s Tallest Peak

Apparently only 30% of visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska ever get to see Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest Mountain peak. It seems I was one of the lucky ones during my recent travels to that great state in the north. On my first day in the park it was very visible, shining in all it’s glory…

Georgia On My Mind – Road Trip Part I: Atlanta

I recently spent a few days enjoying a road trip around the state of Georgia. It was a spur of the moment journey that covered quite a bit of territory starting in the south of the state then up to Atlanta, across to Athens then south again. I experienced history, nature, bustling cities, huge storms and more! There is just so much to…

Happy Independence Day USA!

On this day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was adopted and the independent nation of the United States of America came to be. It is a day America celebrates, so when in Rome… Happy Independence Day USA!