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…

Nukes and Monuments: all in a typical day touring New Mexico

November 4th, 2011 THE STATE CAPITAL On this day I left the desert plains behind and headed for the mountains, valleys and forest that are around Santa Fe the state capital of New Mexico.  I paid an early morning visit to the historic downtown of Santa Fe to see the adobe style buildings, the Cathedral…

Carlsbad Caverns National Park – truly spectacular!

November 2nd, 2011 Heading east into the mountains outside Alamogordo as I drove higher above the desert plains suddenly I was in another world, one with trees, fertile farmland and even a ski field (with a little snow already)! This is the Lincoln National Forest and the terrain was totally unexpected, but soon it gave way…

The White Sands of New Mexico

Atomic science, white sands, missiles and space travel…..part one of my travels in New Mexico. October 31st, 2011 My grandfather and I used to watch Bugs Bunny cartoons together when I was a kid. Bugs would always say “I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque” and I can finally say I actually…