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[gallery type="rectangular" link="none" ids="50543"] The United States is home to some of the most incredible, jaw-dropping scenery in the world. The sad thing is that so many citizens never take the time to visit these amazing places. If you’re trying to come up with some amazing road...

Happy Independence Day /4th of July to all our American subscribers, family and friends! Quick History Lesson: Independence Day is celebrated annually on the 4th of July and is also known as "the Fourth of July". It is the anniversary of the declaration of independence from Great...

Wow.. what a breathtaking experience! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of a few places we've visited that'll make your jaw drop as you stand still in utter awe to mother nature. To help put how large the Grand Canyon is into perspective the trip from one rim to the other is over 200 miles of driving. However, for the brave or just completely mad/bonkers/crazy the distance across the canyon by foot is 21 miles via the Kaibab Trails. In 2012 we got the amazing opportunity of going on a road trip in an RV around America. This part of the trip was a favourite, along with Zion National Park, which I will blog about later :D Now the Grand Canyon may not be the World's deepest, or the widest, but one fact that really stood out to us was that it reveals 40% of the World's history.. deep huh!

In June 2012 we both took up the chance to drive along the famous Route 66 during our road trip across California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. This is a must for all, you don't even have to be interested in cars or even Harley Davidson's to experience this fantastic piece of road (well what's left of it). In case you didn't realise just how far the original historic Route 66 spans, it starts in Chicago, crosses 8 states, through 3 different time zones and finally ends in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. You can soon work out why it's also known as "The Mother Road" being 2448 miles long - yes that is 2448 miles!

As we were cruising through California into Arizona we had the chance of driving along some of the historic route, with one of our first stops being Seligman. This small town is a great stop over and is certainly dressed for tourism nowadays. There are various shops, diner's and even a road kill cafe that have been decorated with Route 66 signs and some of the most weird and wacky designs. This includes an old American convertible classic car with a life-sized Santa Claus!?!

When it comes to travel destinations, both myself and Kate have been to quite a few over the years; both together and family holidays. Growing up I've learnt a lot about travelling from having caravanning holidays throughout the UK, now this may sound like posh camping and not the hard-core stuff, but it does teach you that you can go away anywhere and to enjoy the place you are at. For me this is where it all started, having also been on many driving holidays from home (England) to Europe it gave me a huge insight to just jumping in the car and seeing where you end up. - What better way to explore than over land rather than by plane.. you see so much more behind the scenic views this way! Rome and Lake Garda in Italy is definitely one of my favourite travel destinations with my family, that and visiting America the first time and to also see my sister getting married! There is so much to see and experience in the world, that I personally cannot stand the type of holiday where you sit by a pool all day getting a tan in a fancy country. You can say you've been there, but have you really experienced it? Don't get me wrong, I do love relaxation and sometimes during a holiday it is a must to get away from normal day-to-day life; but on the other hand I also enjoy getting stuck in and getting lost in a new place. Let's face it, you're not really lost just because you aren't following a map.