Category: Best of the West

San Diego Zoo 0

San Diego Zoo

We left Betty and Rusty’s Cowboy Camp pretty early as we had a ‘drive day’ ahead of us – which is exactly what it means – a whole day driving and stuck on the trek van. Our next stop was San Diego and although the drive was long, I made...

Grand Canyon 0

Grand Canyon

After an eventful party at Lake Powell involving our trek tour and another four trek tours, we arrived at the Mather Campground in Grand Canyon Village. After we had settled into camp, we decided to have a look around the Grand Canyon Visitors Centre. We were due to have a...

Betty and Rusty's Cowboy Camp 0

Betty and Rusty’s Cowboy Camp

Our next adventure was horse riding in the middle of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The searing 106-degree heat ensured that I had plastered my face with sun cream. I dressed in a check shirt and a cowboy hat, so I really did think I looked like a cowboy and...

Welcome to Las Vegas 0

Las Vegas

It took most of the day to drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas. We had left California and were now in Nevada – the second American state I had visited on my tour of the American west. We arrived late in the afternoon and as we vacated the...

Yosemite National Park 0

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park

Protected since 1864, Yosemite National Park is located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and boasts a plethora of natural wonders including ancient, giant sequoia trees, deep valleys and grand meadows and enchanting waterfalls. There are granite cliffs at El Capitan and Half Dome and Yosemite village hosts shops, restaurants, the...

Alcatraz, San Francisco 0

Big Sur to San Francisco

It was an early start but worth it for the delicious complimentary pancake breakfast which had been whipped up by our trek guide. He was quite the chef and I was worrying about what kind of breakfast I would produce when I started cooking duties! With this in mind I...

Los Angeles Hollywood 0

Los Angeles to Big Sur

My Trek America tour was due to leave the Hacienda hotel in El Segunda, Los Angeles at 7:30am. After sharing my hotel room with a guy who had already experienced a Trek America tour, I was very much looking forward to life on the road over the next two weeks....