Learning the ways of a western cowboy is a "must do" on many a traveller's bucket list, ranch stays giving city slickers an authentic taster of historic North America.

James Dalton Highway (aka the "Haul Road"), stretching from Fairbanks to Arctic Ocean, is 414 miles of unpaved, gravel and muddy roads.

It is the northern terminus of the US highway system and about 2/3 of the road lies in the Arctic Circle.

“Butts Up! Butts Up!” yelled a park ranger in a neon green t-shirt.

Unfortunately, being in the front of our group, his warning came too late for me. My butt slammed into the large rock just beneath the surface of the water.

Ithaca, New York is full of beautiful waterfalls, and this lovely little one at Treman State Park often gets overlooked.

 

I've been to California many many times, but it wasn't until I explicitly planned to go to Yosemite that it happened.  
 

I'm heading to Montreal in Canada!

It's just around 6 hours by plane from Europe, which makes it closer than a drive to the Alps for me, living in Cologne (Germany).

North America

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