Bishop: An overnight stay

Bishop in California was one of my favourite places on our US road trip. Although technically a city, with just 3,879 residents it felt exactly…

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Death Valley National Park: Feeling the heat

I’m trying hard to think what to write about Death Valley National Park, but all that is springing to mind right now is: hot, hot,…

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Hoover Dam: Don’t get ripped off

In terms of remarkable engineering feats, the Hoover Dam numbers speak for themselves: it is 221m (726.4ft) high, 379m (1,244ft) wide and took 4.5 years…

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US road trip: A visit to Chloride

I feel like no US road trip is complete without a visit to a ghost town. We decided to stop at the old mining town…

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The Grand Canyon: Dos and Don’ts

It’s worth bearing in mind that more than 250 people have to be rescued from the Grand Canyon every year. To make sure you’re not…

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