September 2, 2011 2 Comments
Dictionaries should define 'breathtaking' as 'Oregon rivers', an obvious double entendre for the initiated.
August 23, 2011
When Brigham Young stopped in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 and said ‘This is the place’ to his Mormon followers, thank goodness he was too worn out to head south. For the quite beautiful but heavily populated valley in northern Utah, home to the largest community of Mormons in the US, pales in comparison […]
August 12, 2011 1 Comment
If intense colours, imposing mountains and rich indigenous histories are your travel must-haves, then the 260-mile stretch between Taos, New Mexico and Cortez, Colorado will deliver your dreams in spades.
July 28, 2011 3 Comments
To really experience Texas, you have to drive across it without air-conditioning in the middle of July. No, not really. But Tammi Jonas did.
July 12, 2011 1 Comment
Although we crossed our first bayous before we left Mississippi, as soon as we hit Louisiana we started scouring them for our first glimpse of alligators.
July 4, 2011 5 Comments
The Rockies may have the high altitude, but the southern Appalachians are strong on good attitude.
June 21, 2011 1 Comment
North Fork, Big Bend, Tygart Lake, Cowans Gap, Ohiopyle — to most foreign travellers in the US, these names mean very little as they hop from New York to San Francisco, perhaps visiting an ‘out of the way’ destination such as New Orleans, Chicago or Austin. But to us these tongue-curling names signify the series […]
June 9, 2011 11 Comments
Sit down, folks, and I'll tell you a story about optimists, doubters, Craigslist, crooks, and something we call the RockVan.
May 25, 2011 2 Comments
Landing in San Francisco always makes me feel like I'm emerging from the Australian Stone Age as suddenly we are encompassed by a proliferation of high tech, and even more so as I wonder in slack-jawed awe at the hilly city's incredible green consciousness.
April 28, 2011 7 Comments
What do you do when you've been given a Notice to Vacate your suburban Melbourne home? Why, pack up your stuff and buy an old motorhome for an epic road trip across the USA, obviously. That's what the Jonai do.