Old west towns and pig-tail roads

The Wind Cave National Park is above and below the ground. At the surface is prairie land home to bison, pronghorn antelope, deer and more, and below the ground is the 6th largest cave system in the world. This park was our final straw for South Dakotas money grabbin’ tactics as they charged $12 to…

Mount Rushmore | South Dakota

We began our journey through South Dakota exploring the Black Hills region and set off on the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. It was a really awesome drive full of colour and twists and turns. Autumns certainly arrived and the trees were all turning bright yellow and scarlet coloured ivy climbed up the tree trunks. A…

Wagon days and hiking to Pioneer Cabin, Idaho

We drove south till we reached the sweet town of Ketchum nestled in an idyllic spot of Idaho. It was labour weekend so lots of events taking place but the big Wagon Days Parade wasn’t till tomorrow so we headed out of town along the Sun Valley Road for the Pioneer Cabin trailhead. The old…

A unique village in the Japanese Alps

The bus to Shirakawa-Go in the Japanese Alps wasn’t covered by our JR pass and cost us a whopping £30 each for a return ticket. It only took 50 minutes to reach the UNESCO village along empty roads and lots of tunnels. It began raining as we arrived and wasn’t the best weather but when…