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7 Reasons NOT to go to Calgary

We’ve covered Vancouver, so next up in our Canadian series is Calgary and the Rockies. With its glittering lakes and majestic peaks, the Canadian Rockies are one of the main reasons people come to Canada – there really aren’t enough superlatives to describe the splendour and beauty of the land. With forests, lakes, rivers and snow-capped mountains, there is something for everyone.  So here’s 7 reasons NOT to go! We’re thinking off you here, you’re going to be spoilt for life!

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California Dreaming: Las Vegas to San Francisco Road Trip! (Part 2)

Continuing on from my first few days travelling from Vegas through to San Diego (read about that here), it’s time to resume my adventure – windows down, sun shining as we passed through Newport Beach…

Day 8 – Day 9 Newport Beach

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California Dreaming: Las Vegas to San Francisco Road Trip! (Part 1)

There’s something really special about going on a road trip, isn’t there? It screams adventures, great tunes and freedom. Some would say it makes the best kind of holiday. So, with my bags packed, playlist created and fancying myself as a bit of an explorer, I knew an American road trip was the way to go…
Where best to embrace the great open road, than a Californian adventure – where Hollywood movies are made. A trip like this needed a lot of planning as I was covering a huge distance in two weeks. So to help all you would be travellers, I’ve documented my journey, sharing my itinerary and top sights along the way! I’ve broken my adventure down into a three part series, so grab a cuppa, settle down and get inspired to travel.

Day 1-3 VEGAS

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Let’s talk Vancouver…

Imagine yourself, standing on the rocky Canadian shoreline – fog snaking into the valleys and trees swaying against the wind, taking in the grand scale of Canada and its overwhelming beauty. The diversity of its landscapes; rocky fjords, high mountain peaks, vast prairie and arctic tundra, offering countless ways for you to unleash your inner adventurer. A multicultural melting pot with lively nightlife districts. The one thing you won’t be short of here is space, whether you’re looking for extreme solitude or to push your limits, Canada offers it all…

There are countless ways for you to enjoy Canada. Out west, you can ski and snowboard in Whistler or Banff, go whale spotting or bear viewing on Vancouver Island, or jump in a helicopter for remote hiking trips in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Overwhelmed? Don’t worry, we have put together a 4 part guide of our top experiences around Canada so you can be sure to get the most of your trip.

Let’s talk Vancouver…


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USA’s Best National Parks | Celebrating 100 years of National Parks!

The USA is the ultimate road trip destination! With wide open highways, palm-lined coastal roads and stunning National Parks. On 25th August 2016 USA National Parks will be celebrating their 100th Birthday. So here are some of the best National Parks the USA has to offer. Hit the road and explore!

Here are some of the USA’s best National Parks:

1. Yosemite National Park

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