Moro Rock & Tokopah Falls


After exploring the majestic Sequoia groves, we climbed the 400 steps to reach the summit of Moro Rock, a granite dome that rises above the forests. We reached the top just before sunset, with views to the snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevadas turning golden in the days final hours. The night was spent

Sequoia NP California

Bears & Giants, Sequoia National Park


The mountains of the Sierra Nevada are a welcome relief after the blistering heat of the Californian interior. Sequoia National Park is home to some of the largest trees in the world, the Sequoias, whose yearly bark renewal could form a 60ft tree with bark 1ft thick! The main road winds through dense forest, with

California Big Sur

Plaskett Creek & Cambria


As I headed south from Big Sur, the misted mountains and lush forests gave way to golden grasslands and clear blue skies. For two days I drove up and down these winding cliff top roads, exploring charming towns and sunset beaches. We sipped coffee and wandered around craft shops in the little town of Cambria,

Big Sur California

Redwoods & Waterfalls, Big Sur


The further down Big Sur you go, the more dramatic and breathtaking the scenery becomes. Highway 1 snakes along the coast, with gut-wrenching drops and mind-blowing vistas of the great Pacific ocean. Keep an eye out for spouting whales on their annual migration route. Twice I had the honour of catching them on their journeys,

Monterey Aquarium


Monterey Aquarium is one of those places that seems to strike the balance between tourism and real conservation perfectly. They have been at the forefront of creating the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, stretching 276 miles down the coast and 30 miles from shore. Their tanks are enormous, with thousands of gallons of fresh seawater

Big Sur California

Pfeiffer State Park, Big Sur


Every cliched story you’ve heard about Big Sur is true. Majestic, wild and rugged, this is a place where mountains rise from the sea and redwoods tower towards the sky. I spent my time here hiking through forests and gazing out at endless horizons. Standing on the cliff edge I spotted whales spouting in the

Road Trip Scottish Highlands

West Highlands, Scotland


A few years back I spent a week driving through the Scottish Highlands in a T4 VW camper van. It was perpetually rainy and cold, but I swear that even the most brutal weather could do nothing to dampen the raw beauty of this place. Only a few roads criss cross the landscape, winding beneath

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  • One day late but happy Summer Solstice
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  • Dreamy summer days chasing sunsets
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