South Dakota’s Badlands and more

Wall drug store is a place most people stop at on the lonely road through South Dakota. When the Hustead family bought the drug store in 1931 they felt like they’d made a terrible mistake. Business was slow and hardly anyone came off the main highway to their store. When they were close to giving…

Exploring the Canadian Badlands

So we basically drove 200-300km from the Rocky Mountains, over the foothills and through the prairies to reach one particular place; Dinosaur Provincial Park. The park is tiny but home to the Canadian badlands and the largest collection of fossilised dinosaur bones on earth. Craig and I are big fans of desert scenery and albeit…

More tumble weeds than people in the Spanish Desert

As we drove along the bumpy dirt road and turned a bend we couldn’t believe the scenery that lay ahead of us; a desert that resembled Monument Valley, but we were thousands of miles from Arizona. We were actually driving through the badlands of Northern Spain. Bardenas Reales is an unpopulated area made up of…