USA 2014

Road trip in the USA 2014

Looking over the valley at the rain in the mountains while the sun is shining in the foreground
By Conrad

Colorado

Durango – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – South Fork – Great Sand Dunes National Park- Colorado Springs – Pikes Peak – Denver To European tourists Colorado is seen as a winter destination for winter sports enthusiasts and apart from Mesa Verde we generally stick to the loop around southern Utah and California where…

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Beer Burst at the Denver Wrangler
By Conrad

Denver and the Denver Wrangler

Denver, Colorado like Melbourne, Australia with a population of around 4 million seems to only be able to support generally one good bear bar where everyone congregates and the bear scene is a real community; for me these are the best bear bars in the world.  When cities are larger there is more competition and generally the…

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Gasoline Alley
By Conrad

Santa Fe NM – Durango CO

While planning our route to Durango from Santa Fe with our Macnally map we saw there are many scenic roads to the north of the city in the Carson National Forest.  We planned to make a loop before heading north on the 84 to Pagosa Springs and then west on the 160 to Durango. There weren’t many…

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Santa Fe New Mexico
By Conrad

Roswell NM – Santa Fe NM

If you drive directly from Roswell to Santa Fe there is not that much to see on the way; it’s not a bad drive, but if you have the time, you could travel further west and take the scenic route via Socorro and Albuquerque. For us we decided to head directly to Santa Fe so…

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White Sands Missile Range
By Conrad

Deming NM – Roswell NM

Itinerary:  Deming – Las Cruces – White Sands Missile Range Museum – White Sands National Monument – Pistachio Land – Three River Petroglyph Site – Roswell Deming can only be considered as a stop-over town, although its fairly sizeable and has all the things you would expect in this typical American town with regards to motels…

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Cactus
By Conrad

Phoenix AZ – Deming NM

After a 6 hour delay at London Heathrow and a change of aircraft we finally made it to a very hot Phoenix Arizona at around 23:00; by the time we managed to get passed border control, customs and baggage it was near midnight. As you can imagine this set all our timing for the first…

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By Conrad

The Book

Each time we make a road trip (which is generally in the USA or Australia as it’s by far the best way to see the wonderful landscapes and natural beauty) we like to make a book. The book has everything we need for our trip, hotel bookings, flights, car hire, maps (as we never use…

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By Conrad

USA 2014 – Road Trip

Last year I made 5 trips; I started with Denmark and Sweden, then Singapore and Australia, China, West Coast USA and then a city break in New York. As you can imagine this year is a little quieter. This year we have planned another road trip in West Coast USA (although a little further east…

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