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Mexico

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Our final morning in the USA was not off to a great start. “So. Have you seen the passports?”Well, the last time either of us remembered seeing them was two days earlier in a hotel room in San Luis…
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Motorcycling North America

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We’re gallivanting North America. It’s official. Our September trip down the Pacific Coast, November loop of Arizona, and the last two weeks spent in the Southwest have lead us here – to road maps, an atlas, and national park books……
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Massage Envy …..???

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I walked back to my desk much more relaxed than anytime in recent memory, having just enjoyed an all too brief chair massage courtesy of the company. It has been YEARS since Jim and I have properly indulged in massage.…
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Wolves at the door

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Sure, we only had a few days left on our US Visa, but it would have been poor form to leave without visiting Yellowstone National Park. So we took another detour.As it happened, this was the last weekend that…
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Go West

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By this point we were clearly not strangers to the Interstate Highways of the USA. We wished we were, because, let’s face it, they make for some dull driving. But they are also the most efficient way to get from…
The Whitehouse

Washington DC

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They let two Kiwis loose in the Nation’s Capital. I guess someone wasn’t paying attention:So, it turns out this place isn’t a fancy hotel and they don’t let you set up your front tent on their well-manicured lawns.Not…
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Still Here

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We’ve taken a little break from the blog, but we’re still here. Winter Park for the ski season – exactly the same place we were at this time last year. The only recent bus adventures have been to the store…
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Hiking Half Dome – Yosemite National Park

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We are on the rim of the immense glacier carved valley in the bright sun and wind, gripping steel cables through rubberized gloves, barely balanced on an arching back of pale granite, breathing thin air that catches in our lungs…
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No sleep ’til Brooklyn

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There comes a time in two perfectly reasonable people’s lives when they decide that driving cross-country to New York is a sensible thing to do. “Now wait a minute” I hear you exclaim “Aren’t you driving to Argentina? That is…

Arizona by Motorcycle

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I thought I knew what Arizona was all about – cactuses, rough mountain peaks, and wide plains of desert… but it’s so much more than that. When we traveled from San Diego to Quartzsite, AZ in November, we made a…
Great Sand Dunes National Park

Colorado is closed. Part 2

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Closed campgrounds, closed roads, closed parks, closed mountains, closed shops. Seriously Colorado! What is open?Great Sand Dunes National Park. That’s what. And it was spectacular. Not even closed a little bit.The dunes were huge, the tallest in North…
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Colorado is closed. Part 1.

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Having spent far too long faffing about in Utah and Nevada our time in Colorado was short. (That was about the only thing that was short in Colorado—everything else appeared to be of record-breaking height.) After visiting Dinosaur National Monument…
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From Sea to Shining Sea: The Great American Roadtrip

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26 March, 2013 – Leaving Columbia 6:00 AM—up and at ‘em! Ok, one snooze, then I’m really getting up. We were supposed to leave yesterday, but you know how that goes. Days behind most recent thinking, and months behind our…
Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park

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The deepest, and perhaps bluest, lake in the United States is a brilliant sapphire in a dry mountain. We look down from the rocky edge where enormous pines have taken root, and Crater Lake shimmers in its caldera of pumice…
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Utah. Definitely another planet.

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Our initial plan to take a detour south through Escalante—Grand Staircase National Monument was foiled—by torrential rain washing out Cottonwood Road. We formulated ‘Plan B’ when a couple we spoke to in Kodachrome Basin State Park motivated us to pay…
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Monument Valley

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After the surreal landscapes of Utah, it seemed like an obvious choice to take a detour through Monument Valley. It turned out to be one of the most memorable drives of our journey so far.Wave after wave of storm…
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Utah. Possibly another planet. Part 2.

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Still not convinced that the landscapes of Utah would be more at home on another planet? Take a look at the slot canyons of Grand Staircase—Escalante National Monument. These are deep, narrow canyons carved into sculptural forms by flood waters…
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Redwood National Park

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The old giants of the Sierra, the sturdy sentinels of this coast, the last stands of Sequoia… I’ve written about trees before (here & here). Visiting the Redwoods on our Pacific Coast Road Trip was a lot like seeing Sequoia…

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