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The Valley of Fire State Park makes an ideal day trip from the chaos that is Las Vegas. You will enjoy the spectacular red rock formations that give this park its name and it is a great place to see petroglyphs, ancient rock art. There are plenty of trails, including many short and easy ones that take you into beautiful canyons and up to spectacular view points.
We were a little worried with the potential of fog completely engulfing the Taj Mahal. But we got lucky – there was a mist but it added to the mystery of this modern day wonder.
This is the story of a young German couple, Lena and Ulli, who have a dream of travel and adventure. Their plan is to take a 6-month road trip from Hamburg in Germany to Capetown in South Africa. The journey brings a lot of unexpected events and they spend nearly years on the road and never make it to their planned destination. The sharp differences in their characters and life philosophies bring their relationship to breaking point.
Goldfield, Nevada at one time was the largest town in the State, fuelled by a gold rush. Today, its stately buildings have fallen into disrepair…
The famous Norweigan explorer Thor Heyerdahl has a theory that the islands of the Pacific Ocean could have been first settled by pre-Colombian explorers from South America rather than the common belief that these settlers came from the North and West. In 1947 he and a crew of four set-offs from Peru on a simple balsa wood raft named Kontiki on a 5000-mile journey to prove this theory.
Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. It is one of the most popular outings when staying in the Highlands city of Nuwara Eliya. There is a pleasant 6-mile hike with some spectacular views at the World’s End viewpoint.
Confined to an endless cycle of boredom and frustration, one prisoner, Felice Benuzzi, realizes he can bear it no longer. When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea, an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea – to escape and climb the mountain.
Located in the high desert of Nevada is the Ordnance Museum located in the small town of Hawthorne, which sits close to the Hawthorne Army Depot. This is apparently, according to the big sign outside the base, the World’s largest Army depot,
Lake Taupo. is located in the North Island of New Zealand. It is in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second-largest freshwater lake by surface area in Oceania
Tillamook Air Museum is located in a rural setting close to the Oregon Pacific coast. In World War II this was the site of a Naval base used to deploy K Class airships (blimps) across the Pacific ocean to detect enemy ships and submarines. The base was decommissioned in the 1940s and fell into disrepair. Today, the remaining hanger, Hanger B – one of the largest wooden buildings in the World, is the location of the Tillamook Air Museum.
The Bikes of Wrath follows five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle 2,600 kilometres from Sallisaw, Oklahoma to the Salinas Valley in California with only $430 to pay their way, following in the footsteps of the Joad family depicted in John Steinbeck’s book ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’
Astoria is located in the far northwestern corner of Oregon, where the mighty Columbia River spills into the Pacific Ocean. There is plenty to do in this small coastal town and it is blessed with several microbreweries, restaurants and pubs. It is also a great base to explore the area’s State Parks such as Cape Disappointment State Park and Ecola State Park as well as the coastal towns of Gearhart, Seaside and Cannon Beach. Also, this is where the explorers, Lewis and Clark, ended their expedition to map the Western Territories.
I have grown to love the skyline of Chicago. It is probably one of my favourites in the world – and almost certainly in the United States – including New York. We decided what we’d like to do was take a boat tour along the Chicago River and see these impressive buildings from there.
When visiting India’s capital city you simply must explore the somewhat crazy and super busy area of Old Delhi. The main sites include the Great Mosque and the UNESCO listed Red Fort. We also stopped to pay homage at the tomb of Gandhi and visited the famous India Gate.
Nestled 50 miles south of Milwaukee and Madison in Wisconsin is the resort town Lake Geneva, a quaint little town on the banks of Geneva Lake. This area was once the getaway of Chicago’s rich and famous – vestiges of its glamorous past remain today
Visit the House on the Rock in Wisconsin’s Wyoming Valley and discover the bizarre and crazy world of Alex Jordan and his amazing collections. I never experienced anything like it before.
The UNESCO listed Taliesin is the home, estate and studio of the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He built this home after leaving his wife, to live with his mistress, Mamah Borthwick – who was later murdered in the house along with six others.
Accommodation: Located along the trendy Alberta Street on Portland’s Eastside “Caravan” or the Tiny House Hotel is a great option over traditional hotels or bed and breakfasts. Also. you might want to try out tiny house living to see if it the thing for you.
Located in Wisconsin’s Dane County, not too far from the State Capital of Madison, Mount Horeb is a small village with around 8000 people. It has become known at the troll capital of the world
The National World-War II museum in New Orleans is a world-class museum focused on the stories and heroics of a bitter global war. I studied this war extensively at school and I was curious as to how the subject would be dealt with here.
Mardi Gras is about music, parades, picnics, floats and excitement. It’s one big holiday in New Orleans! The parade season lasts several weeks, with over 70 parades taking place throughout the city. Nowhere else does Mardi Gras like New Orleans.