Utah’s Extraordinary Landscapes – ‘The Mighty 5’

If (like me) you love rugged arid landscapes then southern Utah should be well up on your wish list.   The region has everything to make for a great trip – canyons,  arches,  valleys,  hoodoos,  deserts,  red rock scenery….  – and all stunning.   The problem is fitting the lot in!   Utah’s tourism industry cleverly markets the […]

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If you need a few reasons to bother with Page….

No – nobody goes to Page,  Arizona to see Page – there’s not much to the town apart from motel chains,  restaurants and a string of chapels.   But the place teems with visitors in high season.  Ok,  no one stays for very long but with the number of RV’s and rented cars on the roads,  […]

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The Masterpiece that is Arizona’s Antelope Canyon

Forget the Grand Canyon!  I might even be tempted to bounce Bryce Canyon down to 2nd place on my American favourites list!   Antelope Canyon stole the show for me on a recent trip to South West USA. We didn’t even get a good day!  All the fuss about booking the right time for light beams – and […]

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The Landscapes and Colours of Sedona, Arizona

The red rocks of Sedona attract 3 million visitors per year.   With 300 miles of trails through forests and canyons,  and with dramatic views at every turn,  it makes for a great outdoor vacation destination.   The Landscape The rocks have been shaped by wind and water over millions of years and the deep red […]

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