Red Squirrels on the Isle of Wight, UK

During my time back home visiting the Isle of Wight this spring I took the time to visit Alverstone Mead, a great location to view the beautiful red squirrels and local wildlife. At peak, there are 3500 red squirrels on the island based on the success or failure of the seed crop growth in Autumn. We took the correct food to feed the squirrels and allowed plenty of time to view them. The island is the perfect nature sanctuary and well worth your patience to spot them!  Continue reading “Red Squirrels on the Isle of Wight, UK”

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas

Seeing the Grand Canyon in person is something, but seeing it while flying in a helicopter is another! A day trip from Las Vegas was one of the coolest, adrenaline-rush things we did during our 2 week US road trip through Arizona and Nevada. The lively city provides many helicopter tours for adventurous tourists wanting to see the city from above, but also to the Grand Canyon National Park.  Continue reading “Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas”

Route 66 from Page, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada

Staying in Page, Arizona was the perfect place during our 2 week US road trip itinerary to stop for 2 nights to visit the must see attractions within the area. Situated next to the Colorado river, Monument Valley and Glen Canyon Dam, we were able to visit Horseshoe Bend and even took a longer drive to hike at Zion National Park for the day. Page is located on route 89, which we followed during our Scenic Route 89A through the Vermillion Cliffs and Navajo Bridge. But for our trip, we headed south to Route 66 for the next step in our American adventure!

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The Cubic Houses Of Rotterdam

When in Rotterdam you have to see the famous Cubic Houses, also known in Dutch as the Blaakse Bos (Blaak Forest) situated at Blaak. These unique houses were designed by architect Piet Blom in 1977, representing trees in the city center. The original plan of 55 houses resulted in 39 completed, all built at 45 degrees. Its unique that each house has 106 square metres (1,100 sq ft),  but realistically there is 1/4 of the space unusable based on the shape! Continue reading “The Cubic Houses Of Rotterdam”

Seeking the Meteor Crater, Arizona

Unknown to many, northern Arizona is home to a meteor crater near Route 66. Just off the Interstate 40, east of Flagstaff and west of Winslow, you can visit the protected meteorite impact crater that was created about 50,000 years ago. Formally known as the Canyon Diablo Crater, it is not protected as a national monument as it is still privately owned by Barringer Crater Company. This geological site is well worth a stop on your road trip vacation through America as you will be amazed by the sheer size of it and history.

Called by scientists as the Barringer Crater in honor of Daniel Barringer, who was first to suggest that it was produced by meteorite impact. 

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