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  • Utah's National Parks - feature photo - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
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    Utah’s National Parks | Zion & Monument Valley

    After a couple of months of solo travel, the next phase of my cross-country USA trip was actually group travel. I’d signed up to join a small group camping trip with Intrepid, covering Utah and Yosemite mainly. We started from…

  • Four Days in Las Vegas - feature photo - Paris Eiffel Tower and Bellagio fountains at night
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    Four Days in Las Vegas | USA

    Surrounded by incredible natural desert landscapes, Las Vegas is somewhat of an anomaly. A unique city within the USA, the Las Vegas Strip lives in infamy. Full of huge casinos, even bigger hotels, dazzling lights and spectacular entertainment. Featured in…

  • 3 Days at the Grand Canyon - feature photo - view of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim Trail by day
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    3 Days at the Grand Canyon | USA

    When planning my cross-country USA road trip, there was no way I wasn’t including the Grand Canyon. One of the most famous natural landmarks in America, even the world, a place I’ve seen photos of for as long as I…

  • Highlights of San Antonio feature photo - River Walk
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    Highlights of San Antonio, TX | USA

    After my time in Houston and Austin, there was one more city on my Texas itinerary. Just an hour on the train from Austin, I headed to San Antonio, where the Mexican-influence on the Lone Star State was more apparent…

  • Weekend in Austin - feature photo - bat colony flying above boats and kayaks in the river at pink dusk with glass tower buildings in the background
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    Weekend in Austin, TX | USA

    The State Capitol of Texas, Austin’s tagline of sorts is “Keep Austin Weird” – same as Portland, actually? I’m not sure how this weird reputation began, but my weekend in Austin was certainly eclectic. From history museums to urban bats…

  • Highlight of Houston, TX - featured photo - downtown skyscraper skyline from Buffalo Bayou Park
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    Highlights of Houston, TX | USA

    After an early morning and a very long bus ride from New Orleans, I crossed into Texas for the next leg of my USA trip. Texas is so unfathomably huge to my British brain – it’s almost 3 times the…

  • Four Days in New Orleans feature photo - LaBranche House in French Quarter
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    Four Days in New Orleans | USA

    After a long train journey south from Memphis, following the Mississippi, I finally arrived at the mouth of the river to spend four days in New Orleans. This is a city I’d been really looking forward to on my cross-country…

  • 2 Days in Memphis - feature photo - Beale Street
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    2 Days in Memphis, TN | USA

    Continuing on my musical journey through the American South, I left the country and bluegrass refrains of Nashville behind and travelled west by bus to Memphis, home of soul, blues and rock & roll. I really did just have 2…

  • A Week in Nashville - feature photo - Broadway / Honky Tonk Highway
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    A Week in Nashville | USA

    The next few stops of my USA trip were all about exploring the legacy of American music in cities that birthed or nurtured new genres. Although I don’t listen to that much country music (but I don’t mind it), there’s…