Andy and Rachel's Travels Posts

June 1, 2019 / / Hawaii

It’s a little weird to think that Kauai is the tip of a volcano millions of years old, especially when you are living on top of it, thousands of miles from anywhere. Waimea Canyon is a spectacular result of this…

May 31, 2019 / / Hawaii

Kauai is a great place to be if you’re a rooster. These birds have attitude and spend a lot of time strutting about like they own the place. They are everywhere: along the highway, in shops and restaurants and there…

May 30, 2019 / / Hawaii
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…