Vlogging Update

Oooo a video? It’s been a while. Don’t get too excited, it’s only a very short update. Watch… Sadly I came to the conclusion just before we went on our trip that I just don’t have the time for weekly vlogging. Boooooo! What with working full time, wanting to write better blog posts, and all

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 31 #SplodzWPC

Is it small, or is it far away? You decide in this week’s photo challenge theme…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 31 Theme: Small    I’m not sure that Guy Martin has ever been described as “small” before, but here he is, tiny in the middle of this photograph of Brayford Pool, Lincoln,

Zion National Park – Where It All Started

Two years ago we rode through Zion National Park as part of our Wild West tour with Eagle Rider. There was no time to stop and admire the view or explore the park, it was simply on our route to Bryce, but we fell in love with the park from that short and winding red

A Ride Through Monument Valley

Like so much scenery around this part of the USA, Monument Valley is one of those places that you will have seen in the movies and in magazines even if you’ve never set foot in the area. The famous red landscape has appeared in countless films, including lots of Westerns such as Stagecoach and The

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 30 #SplodzWPC

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week’s “bite to eat” theme – some of the interpretations were not what I was expecting at all, loving that you all come up with something different. This week, something to encourage you to look down…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 30 Theme: From Above  I decided to

What I Expect from a Hotel Room

I don’t know about you, but when I book and stay in a hotel I have a set of minimum standards that I expect from my host. Naturally my requirements change depending on the amount I have had to pay for said hotel, and where in the world it might be, but even in the

The Most Famous River Bend in the World – Horseshoe Bend

I can be almost certain that you will have seen this view before. Even if you have not been yourself, Instagram and other social media feeds are full of photographs almost identical to the one I’ve included below. And as with many places on my bucket list, I’d seen the images online and in magazines,

Stone Trees in the Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest is a National Park in Arizona that celebrates the strange process that wood goes through when it’s left alone for thousands of years. It looks like wood on the outside, but it’s turned into stone. Don’t be fooled by the name, you aren’t going to find lush green forest here – this National

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 29 #SplodzWPC

Are you hungry? It might help with this week’s photo challenge theme…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 29 Theme: Bite to Eat   So what are you eating right now? Today it’s our first day at home after ten weeks exploring some of the USA and Canada, and so we had this for breakfast – trying to curb

Avoiding the Crowds in New Mexico. #Zartusacan 16

I’ll be honest with you: we had not intended to visit New Mexico. When we created our map of places we might visit we didn’t include the state (and lots of other states) as we didn’t think there would be time with everything else. But with Memorial Day Weekend coming up and knowing how busy some

Review: Ghostek Atomic Waterproof iPhone Case

Knowing that I would be wanting to get full use out of my phone camera while I was away in North America, my friends at Mobile Fun sent me one of their new waterproof cases to try out. The Ghostek Atomic 2 is waterproof, dustproof and shock resistant, meaning you can stop worrying about what

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 28 #SplodzWPC

I created the Splodz Blogz weekly photo challenge to hopefully inspire and motivate you to take new photographs every week. I give you a theme, you take the photos… take the theme any way you choose and take your images using any camera equipment you have. Share your snaps with me using #SplodzWPC so I can see