Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas in 14 days

Days 1 – 3 Austin, Texas “Everything’s bigger in Texas………………… the music, the warmth, the action, the buildings, the steaks – just a fraction, the jazz, beats and good time blues, the drives, the dives, those off-beat views, the Galveston sand, that quirky Strand, historic Jefferson, – the odd bayou gator, gorgeous Georgetown, and its … More Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas in 14 days

Cornwall

When I wrote this post nothing was further from my mind that Cornwall as well as the rest of the world would become affected by this terrible Covid-19 pandemic. My nephew lives there and for many months we were envious that this incredibly beautiful area was able to enjoy a near normal existence compared to … More Cornwall

New York

Get Here: Please see my USA road trip pages for details of entry requirements and all the general ‘stuff’. In 2020 and for some time beyond you will have to seek updated travel advice from your hone country and the USA due to Covid-19  In terms of flights, many operators fly to New York direct from … More New York

New Mexico, USA

Albuquerque to Santa Fe in 14 days Awesome New Mexico – from Newcastle Upon Tyne and other UK Airports New Mexico’s contrasts are as big as your dreams. Gaze at rugged, raw and rocky landscapes, immerse yourself in forests, engage with it’s fascinating ‘wild-west’ history, and be dazzled by displays of gleaming peppers, garish flowers and wildly coloured … More New Mexico, USA

Arizona and the West

Beginning and ending in Phoenix Arizona, we were immediately drenched in spectacular scenery and monuments as we drove to Bisbee, (a former copper mining community, now famed for its eclectic residents, art galleries, music), Tombstone – where we experienced a ‘shoot-out’ at the OK Corral, (of course), on to and the nearby cemetery at Boot Hill, then to Truth or Consequences (New Mexico – so named after a 1950’s US game show, staying at the Sierra Grande Lodge http://www.sierragrandelodge.com – we’d baked driving across the desert but then soaked ourselves in the mineral pools before having a rejuvenating massage complete with Indian herbs), then onto Snowflake – near to Petrified Forest National Park, and another spectacular dirve to Durango (Colorado) – where we stayed at the historic Strater Hotel http://www.strater.com, complete with rag-time piano bar. After Durango we went onto Blanding, set close to the spectacular Monument Valley. We then drove high into the mountains to Boulder, and then Zion National Park (my favourite to date of all the USA National Parks) – before going via Bryce Canyon to Williams and the Grand Canyon. … More Arizona and the West