Denali Park Road The Denali Park Road is the only road through Denali National Park and Preserve. It’s 92 miles long and runs parallel to the magnificent Alaska Range. Private vehicles are allowed in the park but can only drive as far as the 15th mile to a place called Savage River, where there is a campground, shuttle stop and the paved road ends. The only exception to the … [Read more...]
Happy New Year road trippers! My top 5 blog posts of 2014
What you've been reading in 2014 Happy New Year road trippers! Thanks so much for joining me by reading this blog and following my adventures on social media. 2014 was an awesome year of travel for me, with my biggest adventure in August starting in Vancouver, followed by an epic road trip through Alaska, the Yukon and the Arctic Circle! I was also really lucky to spend … [Read more...]
Joining the Sourtoe Cocktail Club!
When in Dawson... If you ever find yourself in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada there are three things you’re likely to be told you should do: Go panning for gold Watch a show at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club I was in Dawson City twice this summer, either side of my trip to Inuvik, Canada and I did all three. You wouldn’t expect anything less, … [Read more...]
Western USA: a road trip that inspired many more!
Road trippin' across the Western USA Exactly five years ago I was slap bang in the middle of a road trip through the Western USA with Trek America. My first Trek America tour. A two-week camping trek with eleven other solo travellers and one amazing tour leader! This wasn't my first time travelling in the USA, or on a group tour and I'd already travelled solo around the … [Read more...]
Carlsbad Caverns: entering the bat cave!
Carlsbad Caverns National Park Carlsbad Cavern is the most famous of over one hundred limestone caves found in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico. There is more to Carlsbad Caverns than just caves, although clearly the caves are no doubt the main reason for visiting. In the park you will also find overland … [Read more...]
A town called Chicken
Have you heard of a town called Chicken? It’s one of those small places with a funny name in the middle of nowhere. When I say the middle of nowhere, I mean in a remote part of Alaska, off the Taylor Highway, approximately 80 miles NE of Tok, Alaska and 100 miles west of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. It’s a great little place to stop and explore, whether you stay for a night or … [Read more...]
Tweet the Trexpert again!
***Updated: see a link to the Twitter chat summary at the end*** Live Twitter Q&A - ask the #Trexpert The lovely team at Trek America have invited me to host a second Live Twitter Q&A all about travelling with Trek America! I'm really excited to be doing this again because I love talking about travel and I love travelling with Trek! You can read about the first … [Read more...]
Travelling solo on a group tour
Travelling solo: frequently asked questions Travelling solo on a group tour is a topic I get asked about a lot. It’s only natural to feel a little nervous about joining a group tour if you’ve never travelled solo before. This post draws upon frequently asked questions I’ve previously answered and hopefully it will answer some of the questions you might have too, about … [Read more...]
Trexpert: talking Trek with The Travel Hack!
The Trexpert meets The Travel Hack Earlier this year I was delighted to bump into Monica Stott, otherwise known as The Travel Hack, at Traverse, a conference about travel blogging in Newcastle. Monica told me she was planning to do the Westerner 2 camping tour with Trek America in April and I couldn't wait to share my Trek tips with her, which was great because Monica had lots … [Read more...]
Find your Trek America buddies in 5 steps
How to find your Trek America buddies In a previous post, Why find your Trek America buddies before your tour? I shared tips on some of the benefits to meeting your Trek buddies online before you travel. In this post, I'll explain how to find your Trek America buddies in 5 easy steps. 1. Ask Trek America Trek America are very open about providing trekkers with some basic … [Read more...]