Category Archives: USA

The Coastal Classic Train, Alaska

During my first visit to Alaska, way back in 2007, we’d planned to travel by train from Seward to Anchorage. If we had, there’s a good chance it would have made it’s way into the upcoming book about my Alaskan … Continue reading

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Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Maui

The Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is located in Maui’s Upcountry region, on the lower slopes of the Haleakala volcano.  At an elevation of about 4000 feet, the climate is pleasantly ideal for growing lavender. There are around 55,000 lavender plants … Continue reading

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Iconic Monument Valley Highway

Some photographs are worth a thousand words. Here the classic lines of Highway 163 in Utah converge at the breathtaking Monument Valley. Expand the minds of you and your children by travelling the World with Jaspa’s Journey adventure novels! The … Continue reading

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Wildlife Spotting At Custer State Park, South Dakota

What makes me smile, makes me happy? Hmmm… Well, the first thing that jumps to mind is animals. Like all the critters we saw at Custer State Park in South Dakota. Custer was South Dakota’s first state park and remains … Continue reading

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Lonely Haleakala Sunset

One of the things to do when visiting Maui, is to watch the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala volcano, which stands over 10,000 feet above the surrounding Pacific Ocean. And on our first trip to the Hawaiian islands, we … Continue reading

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‘Step’ Back In Time At The Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks, Utah

Utah is covered with dinosaur tracks. Who knew? Well actually, I had a bit of an idea, since I’ve seen some of them myself! Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks are located north of Arches National Park, just east of Hwy 191. … Continue reading

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‘Lost’ on Oahu’s North Shore

I was a big fan of the TV show Lost. So when I found myself on the North Shore of Oahu, I couldn’t help stopping to see a couple of the locations used in the show. The first location was … Continue reading

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