Wild Wild West

“Welcome to America, the land of litigation”, said Marie as she handed us waiver forms to fill in. Amanda and I had just arrived to meet our four day Trek America tour from Las Vegas to the desert national parks of the Wild West, and last minute paperwork was being organised in the hotel lobby. … Continue reading Wild Wild West


What happens in Vegas

“Can I get you girls a couple of Cosmos with those?”, the smiling waitress asked as Amanda and I ordered our pizzas. We looked at each other and shrugged. “Yes please!”, we replied in unison. The terrace we sat on was surrounded by a constant assault of neon, music and voices. Lights flashed, people talked … Continue reading What happens in Vegas

Cuba Libre!

Flying low over the Caribbean in daylight is always a beautiful experience.  Not long before landing in Havana's José Martí International Airport, I looked out the window of the Air France 777 I was travelling on to see the Bahamas stretched out in stunning blue and turquoise water below. Any delusion I was under that this … Continue reading Cuba Libre!

Cycling through Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park

Picture this: You're standing in the baking midday sun on a narrow, sandy road, at the entrance to Kenya's Hell's Gate National Park, so called partly after its deep gorge, but also partly because of the extreme temperatures and geothermal activity inside it.  Your rented bicycle is upside down on the ground beside you, while … Continue reading Cycling through Kenya’s Hell’s Gate National Park