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First We Take Manhattan – Cape Cod to New York City


Mexico to New York
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Cape Cod is a thin sandy peninsular that makes the shape of an arm wrestler’s elbow as it protrudes into the Atlantic Ocean. Once there was enough cod in the sea that, so they say,
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Little America – Lake Champlain to Boston


Mexico to New York
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Autumn in New England is a unique experience. The forested hills stretching up to the Canadian border become awash with the most amazing displays of colour as the leaves turn from green to vivid yellows,
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World Leader Pretend – Great Smokies to Washington, DC


Mexico to New York
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Running parallel to the east coast of North America are the Appalachians, a chain of ancient mountains once the size of the Rockies. Today the mountains, after eons of weathering, form a spine of hills
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Green Grow The Rushes – New Orleans to Florida


Mexico to New York
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If the southern states are like a country separate from the rest of the US, then New Orleans is something different again. OK, the CBD is pretty non-descript (with the exception of the awesome Superdome,
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Near Wild Heaven – Yellowstone and Grand Teton


Mexico to New York
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Yellowstone NP was the first and is the largest National Park in the States.  The park sits on the collapsed caldera of a massive super volcano approximately 60km across. There are several distinct areas in
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The Great Beyond – The Pacific Northwest


Mexico to New York
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As you cross the state line from California into Oregon you get a sense that you’re travelling into somewhere different. There’s the odd glimpse of snow-capped mountains in the distance, the redwoods give way to
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I Remember California – Yosemite, Tahoe and Redwood NP


Mexico to New York
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If you had to design the perfect valley you might start with a river – pristine water gently gurgling over stones, wide and flowing enough to ride a raft down, but shallow enough to wade
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Bullet The Blue Sky – Joshua Tree to LA


Mexico to New York
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The wonders of the Grand Canyon were the last on our list of National Park scenery in the south-west, and we wanted to get across to the west coast asap. (On the way out we
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The Wake Up Bomb – Sante Fe, NM to the Grand Canyon, AZ


Mexico to New York
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From Durango in Colorado we travelled south back into New Mexico. The scenery changed from alpine to desert as we went along, though our next stop at Sante Fe is still at quite an altitude.
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