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 Close Encounter with the Devils Tower

What does the actor Richard Dreyfuss, mashed potatoes and aliens have in common? Well, they are all linked to Devils Tower National Monument. How? No matter how unlikely,  the classic 1977 Steven Spielberg science fiction movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind bonded these images in my mind and that of many others forever. In the movie Dreyfuss…

The Pronghorn of Grand Teton

The Pronghorn (Antilocapra Americana)  found in the Western and Central parts of North America (grasslands, brush and desert) also goes by the name of Pronghorn Antelope (but it is not actually from the antelope species). They have a very distinctive colour pattern and the males have very interesting horns. They are not a large animal but I find them to be a curious…

Brother Moose

I have previously posted on my experiences in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming (2011) but I thought I would revisit the absolute highlight for me amongst all that spectacular scenery…… I had spent days looking for Moose in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park further to the north. The last time I had briefly…

Grand Teton National Park and the quest for Moose

September 17th to 18th, 2011 The Grand Teton National Park is located in the Jackson Hole valley of Wyoming near the playground of tourists and the rich and famous: Jackson (it is close to the parks and ski fields). Jackson is a relatively small place, but has one of the nicest downtown districts I have ever seen….