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Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

I woke up on this particular Thursday morning like a child waking on Christmas morning. Full of excitement and expectation on what the next few days would bring, I was ready to see scenery and features I had seen hundreds if not thousands of times in photographs. It was time to head into Yellowstone National

The Trail Ridge Road over the Rockies

Just as spending time by the Pacific Ocean was very important to me while we were on our North American road trip, spending time in the mountains was equally as important. Living in Lincolnshire as we do, we are not blessed with a mountainous landscape from our bedroom window, and having fallen in love with

On Top of the World at the Summit of Pike’s Peak

One of the benefits of road tripping in North America was being able to spend time in the mountains. The huge dominant peaks with their own weather systems that are covered in snow all year round make you gasp in awe and not just because of the altitude. I think it is somewhat of a

Predicting the Weather in the Mountains. Storms in Cripple Creek.

I often speak about where my love of the outdoors comes from. There is no doubt in my mind that the summers of being “dragged” up a hill on a Sunday afternoon by my parents are to blame. I know I complained about it at the time (sorry Mum!), but even with the moaning about

Too Hot to Hike in Bike Jeans. Canyonlands and Arches National Park.

As we got off the bikes and started to wander towards the Delicate Arch viewpoint in Arches National Park, a Park Ranger asked us if we were okay and what we were planning. She’d spotted the motorbike boots, jeans and the fact we were carrying our bike jackets. It was 35 degrees and only 10am,

Rural Utah and Goblin Valley State Park

I absolutely loved the ride from Bryce Canyon to Green River, it was exactly the kind of scenery I had imagined we’d discover on this road trip – winding roads around hills, along rivers and across plains, farmland, ranches, little villages and towns, and miles and miles of traffic free road. Perfect. Riding in Utah.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah really does spoil the traveller with the number of National Parks and amazing views it offers. I mean, every State does in its own way, but Utah just seems to have a plethora of weird and wonderful places to explore. And so we wasted no time in heading from Zion National Park over to

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

Avoiding the Crowds in New Mexico

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

Exploring the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is definitely a must-see place, is a bucket list destination for many – including me. No photos or videos can do the vastness of the view justice; it is one that simply has to be seen with your own eyes. And despite being

Riding Route 66

It could be argued that no American road trip would be complete without a little bit of Route 66. It’s the iconic road trip all on its own, and so despite riding some of it a couple of years ago, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass to get our kicks on Route 66 this time

America the Beautiful. Visiting National Parks in the US.

If you’re heading to the United States on any kind of road trip or holiday, the chances are you will want to visit a National Park or two. Dedicated as protected lands (and long may that continue), National Parks, Monuments, Forests and Recreation Areas are run by the National Park Service to ensure that the