Author: AndrewBrown

September 21, 2018 / / SW USA

We couldn’t face a 5 hour drive to Denver today so we needed to find a place to stay roughly half way and we chose the ski resort of Vail. The town of Vail sits at the foot of Vail…

September 20, 2018 / / SW USA
September 19, 2018 / / SW USA

When you think of American wine, you think of California and the Napa Valley. But today, we were in the Palisade region of Colorado, just outside of Grand Junction, in the most beautiful patchwork of wineries, interspersed with orchards of…

September 18, 2018 / / SW USA

Telluride is a snow-sport paradise for those so inclined and every other shop seems to sell sportswear of some kind. In the warmer months, it’s all about mountain biking, hiking and All-Terrain-Vehicles (ATV’s). You come to Telluride for action and…

September 17, 2018 / / SW USA

We arrived in Durango mid-morning and enjoyed a leisurely time strolling around its upmarket shops and relaxed in a great coffee house called Durango Roasters, which we can highly recommend if you ever find yourself in Durango.   We had…

September 17, 2018 / / SW USA

There’s only one place in the world in which you can be in Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico all at the same time – the Four Corners Monument in this part of south-western United States known as the Four…

September 15, 2018 / / SW USA

Leaving Page and Lake Powell behind, we headed east to a tiny place called Chinle. The only reason we were here was to visit Canyon de Chelly, a few miles outside of town. It’s not the most obvious and sought…

September 14, 2018 / / SW USA

Sublime views, breath-taking engineering and a gentle lake cruise would be the order of the day. We left Flagstaff extra early and were happy to be on the road again. We were soon in Navajo Indian country and so crossing…

September 14, 2018 / / SW USA

Sedona is a sprawl of very ordinary and uninspiring buildings and is a haven for all sorts of new age nonsense. You can have your fortune told, your palm read, your aura photographed and your chakras probed. Signs containing words…

September 12, 2018 / / SW USA

We had some downtime today with a leisurely drive west to Flagstaff via Winslow: the whole journey being an hour and twenty minutes, if we had not stopped off in Winslow. There’s only one thing for which tourists come to…