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Canyon de Chelly – Hidden Beauty

Canyon de Chelly – Hidden Beauty

Tourists visit Yellowstone National Park, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Bryce, or Zion in droves – until now, Canyon de Chelly has been spared from hordes of visitors for the most part. While close to 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon annually, latest records indicate that just a couple hundred thousand included Canyon de…Read More

Sturgis – Biker Rally of Extremes

Sturgis – Biker Rally of Extremes

Soon, it’s the time of the year again! Every year in August, a small town nestled in the prairie of South Dakota, becomes the dream destination of hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists: Sturgis – also known as “Motorcycle City USA”, then turns into the party mile of Harley buffs. Half a million bikers make the…Read More

Juneau, Alaska – Small Capital with Big Adventures

Juneau, Alaska – Small Capital with Big Adventures

Even the approach to land in Juneau is most impressive. Smaller and larger islands appear intermittently in the vast waters before the pilot safely passes by the dense forests of Douglas Island, crosses the Gastineau Channel, and sets course for the international airport. The camera is already clicking a few times, despite the slightly dirty…Read More

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

Deep in the west of Texas, the remote beauty of Big Bend’s rugged mountains, canyons and expansive desert wilderness unfolds. The landscape looks like the backdrop for a John Wayne movie. Here, the Rio Grande forms the Mexican border. Although Big Bend is one of the largest US national parks, it is still a well-kept…Read More

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

If you are traveling to Phoenix, visiting a botanical garden is not necessarily on your list of things to do. Right in the middle of the desert? When everything is in full bloom at home? You will certainly change your mind if you visit the Desert Botanical Garden. Plan on spending half a day there,…Read More

Crazy Horse – A Red Hero immortalized in Gray Stone

Crazy Horse – A Red Hero immortalized in Gray Stone

“Be careful, if Crazy Horse needs to sneeze,” warns Jim Hattervig and distributes protective helmets. This remark is not meant entirely seriously – but you never know. After all, the nose above the visitors´ heads provides easily space for the engine of a jumbo jet. The helicopter, which appears to the left, compares in size…Read More

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Colorful rocks and landscapes, deep canyons, and rock art – a magical wilderness in the heart of Utah. This is what Canyonlands – Utah’s largest national park – is known for. The approx. 502 square mile adventure playground outside of Moab is not only a draw for nature and sport lovers, but also for those…Read More

St. George – Utah

St. George – Utah

Adventures in southern Utah start in St. George. The lively small town just 90 minutes north of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been nicknamed “Utah´s Dixie”, due to its climate. However, it feels a million miles away. The fantastic location and pleasant climate, the proximity to some of the most beautiful National Parks the US has…Read More

Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center

Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center

Watch out! Here you have good chance to smooch a wolf! This is truly an experience of a very special kind – playing with wolves, kissing, cuddling and hugging, and if you want to, even “dancing with wolves” like Kevin Costner! Not possible? Well, it is, in the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Darlene Kobobel…Read More

Hollywood in the Wild West

Hollywood in the Wild West

Travelling in the footsteps of movie heroes No area shapes our image of the USA as much as the American West. Bizarre rock formations, ancient Indian paths, arid desert landscapes, deep canyons, mysterious gorges and caves, high cliffs, wide rivers, waterfalls, breathtaking flora and fauna, wildlife, blue skies and fascinating play of colors of Mother…Read More