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If you should visit the small town of Darwin, Minnesota (pop. 350) you will find, located inside a specially constructed gazebo, a local oddity that has become a well-known roadside attraction – a nine-ton ball of twine that was rolled by one man, Francis A Johnson. This is the largest ball of twine in the World rolled by an individual. Weird yes – but fascinating!
Some may call us foolish for visiting Death Valley National Park in the summer months, but we really wanted to experience the extreme conditions that are on offer there. It was, of course, hot but you cannot but be impressed by the beauty of the desert at different times of the day.
Located in New Salem, North Dakota, Salem Sue stands a mighty 38 feet (12 m) high and 50 feet (15 m) long and can be viewed from several miles around. (Roadside Attraction / USA / United States)
Today we decided to head off to Canyonlands National Park. After doing some research prior to going we decided the best way to see everything was going off-road in a car. (National Park / United States)
We visited Bryce Canyon, Utah in May and it was still a bit chilly but the crowds were small so we had a wonderful and peaceful time exploring the Park’s delicately carved rock formations, including its famous hoodoos and arches.
There are a growing number of options for vegans in Bend, Oregon. We recently decided to celebrate the breaking of the COVID-19 lockdown in Oregon and head to a new restaurant, Deeply Rooted, that had opened its doors amidst the craziness on the pandemic. It was a great opportunity for us to support a local business.
Mystic Seaport, a museum of the sea, in Connecticut is a fantastic day out and for those who have not been before we would recommend it highly. You can climb aboard tall ships and visit reconstructions of 19th-century houses and shops.
Arches National Park is just a few short miles from Moab, UT. Here the full forces of nature have taken their full toll on the Navajo sandstone, creating a number of large, spectacular arches in the rocks formations.
Mackinac Island (pronounced MAK-IN-AW) covers around 3.8 square miles and is located in Lake Huron. Today, it is a living museum making it a delightful journey back into the past when things were gentler and a slower pace.
Since moving to Oregon several years ago we had long talked about visiting John Day Fossil Beds National Monument but had never managed to get our act together. So, finally, we bit the bullet and planned a trip, planning to stay for a couple of nights in the small town of Dayville.
We’d not heard much about Zion National Park before visiting. It is an amazing place, with a stunning red rock canyon, huge rocks walls, waterfalls and some amazing trails to explore. It is a place we want to keep coming back to.
Bend, Oregon is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. There are plenty of activities for those who love the great outdoors – especially if you love winter sports, biking and hiking. If you want a more relaxing time there are numerous entertainment options that meet a variety of tastes.
You have probably seen photographs of Antelope Canyon even if you did not know it where it was. This amazing corkscrew canyon has been carved by the fast-rising waters of flash floods. Antelope Canyon’s sandstone walls are an amazing contusion of colours and shapes. Definitely worth the excursion!
Comprising 1,300 acres of sandstone formations the Garden of the Gods, close to Colorado Springs, is a wonderful place to explore on foot, by bike or even try out some rock climbing. Come to see what has drawn human beings to this wonderful place for millennia.
On the recommendation of a good friend, we took a detour on our journey through Arizona to visit the Canyon De Chelly and we fell in love with the place. The rim trail is a great place to view the valley, but the climb to the bottom is not too difficult and well worth the effort.
A light and airy vegan cafe serving a selection of bowls, juices and smoothies. (Restaurant / Dining / Cafe)
We often travel to Portland, Oregon for weekends and as we follow a plant-based diet having places to go that are vegan-friendly is very important to us. Luckily, there are plenty of great places to try out as vegans. Here are 10 places we have found on our trips to Portland.
New Orleans is a great city to visit. Those of us who have been are drawn back as there are countless opportunities to have fun, with a diverse range of entertainment options. In this article, I outline 20 ideas of fun things to try out when visiting the “Big Easy”
High-up in the California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains are two of USA’s most spectacular National Parks, Kings Canyon and Sequoia. Sequoia National Park gives you the chance to get up close to the largest trees on the planet whilst in Kings Canyon you can explore the most incredible alpine scenery with the backdrop of some of the tallest peaks in lower 48 States.
Located along the trendy Mississippi Ave in Portland, No Bones Beach Club is Tiki-themed vegan restaurant with all the expected trapping expected of a Tiki Bar; surfboards, fishing nets and bamboo screens pineapples, coconuts; tropical drinks (with plenty of rum and coconuts) and tasty bites. While most Tiki menus contain a heavy focus on seafood and meat, No Bones replaces this with vegan alternatives such as jack fruit, soy curls and even cauliflower.
The Oregon Coast is beautiful and rugged, but even in the height of the summer there are few days where you would describe it as a “beach” holiday in the true sense. The Pacific Ocean crashes hard into the Oregon coast, especially in the winter when the waters are stirred up but frequent storms. It has more than it’s fair share of rain and wind.