“…I know what’s coming,” I pondered to myself. “I know what this looks like from photographs and films – I’m sure I studied it in a Geography class once. There is no shocking me… I can picture the view in my mind now!”
And yet, on the count of three to pull off my blindfold, I was absolutely, mouth- open -and -catching-flies, dumbfounded… a blog on seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. Continue reading The Grand Canyon: It’s an Understatement
A wild spontaneous night of drinks and dancing in the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada Continue reading Nevada Nights: Viva Las Vegas!
As many people know, Los Angeles; ‘The City of Angels’, is a huge sprawling urban metropolis and one of America’s largest cities. It is also a place of huge disparity particularly between wealthy Hollywood Hills living, super-celebrities and the city’s burgeoning homeless population of 47,000 people (May 2016). Other travellers, I had met on my way to L.A. had told me not to bother. It was dirty, had no charm … Continue reading Los Angeles: Famous Places and Familiar Faces
California is a state with a hugely varied environment – from sprawling metropolitan cities like LA, to the awe-inspiring granite monoliths and giant sequoias in Yosemite, to manicured vineyards in Napa, winding coastal drives from Monterrey to Santa Barbara via Big Sur, and vast grasslands and productive farmlands connecting them all. Continue reading California’s Landscapes: Napa Valley, Yosemite and Santa Barbara
A few days in San Fran to get the vibe of this liberal free-love but yet tech savvy and ambitious city Continue reading If you’re going to San Francisco…
In no particular order, 7 things I wished I had known before going to New Zealand… Continue reading 7 things you should know before you go to New Zealand
A humbling and entertaining swim with 200 wild dusky dolphins in New Zealand – a moment to cherish Continue reading New Zealand: Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Kaikoura