So after just finishing the Autumn Bank Holiday, I thought I would share with you my long weekend trip to part of the West Country. My friends and I decided to make the most of our last long weekend this year and escape London. We chose to go to Exeter, none of us had been before and the main reason to go was that a friend was moving there in three weeks to study a Masters degree and crazily had not visited the town. We packed up my Peugeot 308 with four guys, luggage and a Frisbee (we were hope Read More >>
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To summarise my Utah/Arizona road trip I’ve mapped the whole itinerary using Google Maps. I’d recommend clicking on the link below the map so you can view it in full. View Awesome Road Trips – Utah and Arizona, USA in a larger map Full content of each leg of the trip (from my previous blog posts) has been added to the map or you can click on each part of the series below: - Awesome Road Trips – Utah and Arizona, USA – Part 1 - Awesome Road Trips – Utah and Ari Read More >>
The final part of my road trip around Utah and Arizona carries on from Bryce Canyon… Day 9 – Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas Today will mark your final leg of the road trip as you venture into Zion National Park. The drive down Highways 89 and 9 to reach Zion the provides the kind of red-rock views that have become increasingly familiar but never less interesting. Zion itself is very different to any national park you’ve visited so far. Most have been typically vast in Read More >>
Part 4 of my awesome road trip around Utah and Arizona carries on from Torrey… Day 7 – Capitol Reef National Park/Torrey to Bryce Canyon National Park While most days have been dominanted by the hiking, today is definitely about the driving. Kick off the day by driving the Capitol Reef National Park’s Scenic Drive (if you stayed in nearby Torrey it is only a 10 minute drive away). You won’t need to waste time on your morning coffee because this trip will definitely liven Read More >>
Today I’ll continue from Day 5 of my awesome road trip around Utah and Arizona… Day 5 – Bluff to Moab The drive from Bluff is similar to the other drives you would’ve experienced so far. Pretty darn awesome. Your drive starts at the San Juan river which cuts through the red rock monuments that have become so familiar. From here you should head to the Needles District on the southern point of the Canyonlands National Park. The Canyonlands, incidentally, is Utah’s lea Read More >>
I know I’m currently writing about my road trip around Arizona and Utah but I wanted to interrupt that series to write about this bank holiday weekend’s road trip around the Brecon Beacons while it is still fresh in my mind… and because, quite frankly, it was awesome. You can find full details of the road trip by clicking on the map below and then clicking on each leg of the trip. I’ve also summarized the highlights below and included a few pictures: View Awesome Road Tri Read More >>
Today I’ll pick up from Tuesday’s post to continue my 11 day road trip around Utah and Arizona… Day 3 – The Grand Canyon Today is all about the hiking. Yesterday’s brief encounter with the canyon will have you chomping at the bit to explore the canyon at every view, angle and depth possible. If you are going to stick to my recommended itinerary then I would opt for the South Kaibab trail, which will get you the most spectacular (and unobstructed views) for a short h Read More >>
I’m lost trying to think of a superlative that will go anywhere near to giving the national and tribal parks of Utah and Arizona any kind of justice. You’ll leave each park thinking “nothing could possibly top that”… until you get to the next park. Trust me, each park so stunningly magnificent, yet unique in it’s magnificence, that trying to decide on “top” park is an utterly futile exercise. A road trip around Utah and Arizona would undoubtedly be Read More >>
To summarise my recommended road trip around the South Island of New Zealand I’ve mapped the whole itinerary into Google Maps complete with directions and driving times. I’ve also integrated all of the content from each part of this blog series so, when you click on each leg of the road trip, my full description of what to do and what to look out for will appear (it’s easier to use if you click on the link to view a larger version of the map). View Awesome Road Trips – S Read More >>
Today I’ll continue with my recommended road trip around the South of New Zealand, kicking off with Day 10… Day 10 – Franz Josef to Westport Set off between 9 and 10am to arrive at Greymouth in time for lunch. Greymouth is not the most inspirational place you’ll come across but there are plenty of options to find lunch and re-fuel. After lunch head further north to Punakaiki where you’ll find the Pancake Rocks. Walking around the rocks is a relatively short affair a Read More >>
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