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...]
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...]
A New York First Date
My first date with New York was short and sweet; with only one full day to hang out, I had to make some tough decisions regarding how we should spend our time together. After getting the bus from New Jersey over to the Port Authority Bus Terminal I headed straight for Times Square, who wouldn't? I wanted the New York you see in the movies; neon lights and yellow cabs, … [Read more...]
Honey Island Swamp – gettin’ wild in Louisiana!
About Honey Island Swamp Honey Island Swamp in Louisiana is over 20 miles long and 7 miles across; this protected and well-preserved marshland is filled with wildlife and is a great place to explore and get up close with alligators and other swamp-life. Dr Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours A good way to explore Honey Island Swamp is by joining a two-hour tour with Dr … [Read more...]
Foamhenge: getting weird in Virginia
Weird America If you’re road trippin’ through the States, there’s always the possibility of discovering something weird and wonderful along the route! As much as I love natural landscapes and wild life, it's kinda fun to embrace America's weirder side. Foamhenge is a perfect example of weird America. Foamhenge On a road trip through Virginia, we took a break at … [Read more...]