The 'City by the Bay', San Francisco, is a favourite with visitors to the United States. More relaxed than its Western USA neighbours Los Angeles and Las Vegas, this seaside city offers. We've compiled a list of essential things to do on your first visit to San Francisco.
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When you think about fun US cities to visit, which ones spring to mind? San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Asheville...
Perhaps the most famous thing to come out of Alaska recently is the almost-vice president of the USA, Sarah Palin, who famously once said she was qualified for the job because she could see Russia from her backyard. Actually, it may have been comedian Tina Fey, doing an impersonation of her, who said that, but heck, why spoil a good story? But there is more, much more, to the 49th state of the USA – which was famously bought from Russia in 1867 for $7.2m – than the former governor and hockey mom supreme.
With the Western states perhaps being the more favoured locations for finding active adventures, the stunning East is often overlooked. But if hiking in incredible scenery is your thing, the Appalachian Trail offers some of the most rewarding sights in the United States. Combining quality backcountry hiking with vistas and foiliage that's a photographer's dream, we've rounded up 15 incredible shots that will have you packing your hiking boots (and camera!) for an Appalachian adventure.
This month, regular guest blogger Will Hide explores how buzzing Las Vegas can be an unlikely springboard for active adventurers...
“A little bit of this town goes a very long way,” said author and journalist Hunter S Thompson once about Las Vegas. You may or may not agree. For every person who fears and loathes the city, there’s another who just can’t get enough and goes back year after year. Even my family is divided.
There’s something about exploring on two feet that invokes a true sense of freedom and adventure. Exposing yourself to the elements with just the rucksack on your back as you adventure along incredible scenic paths, one step after another. The views and diverse landscapes; the camaraderie when the going gets tough; and the countless rewarding moments you’ll encounter along the way.
Sure, you’ve seen the best pictures and videos of America’s incredible national parks – but have you seen them from above? For a truly breathtaking view over four amazing natural sites, click ‘play’ on the drone footage videos below and be bowled over by a whole new perspective on Yosemite, Bryce, the Grand Canyon and Zion!
The Canadian Rockies region is one of the most stunning places on the planet. Full of jagged peaks and colorful lakes, wildflowers and glaciers, it is an area that never fails to awe and inspire my passengers. I have often been asked what my favorite photo spot is on our Western Canada tours and that is really hard to answer.
We all catch ourselves dreaming of escaping to far-flung shores from time to time. Rather than depositing the office telephone from the 5th floor or telling your friend Janet that you're not really too interested in hearing every detail of her newborn's bowel movements, actually treating yourself to some time away is the solution.
Colorado has become known for its fantastic winter activities, making it one of the go-to destinations for thrill seekers throughout the cold season. However, it is worth remembering that there is also plenty to do in the state during the summer months.