Aurland to Lærdal – Over the Top

 

From Aurland over the Mountain to Lærdal

Driving from Aurland to Lærdal you can choose to go through the world’s longest road tunnel. (25 km).

OR; you can choose to take the scenic or rather, the spectacular road […]

Day 1: San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-Sea

A Monterey Bay Lighthouse in the fog

 

 

The drive from San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-Sea is some 125 miles along the beautiful Pacific coast. It’s a 2,5 hour drive and the scenery is stunning, if this […]

Day2 : Driving Highway One; Carmel to Solvang

Vis større kart

The US Coastal Highway runs from San Francisco to Los Angeles, but it is the part between Carmel and San Luis Obispo that is the real treat. The road follows the ragged coastline and the views […]

Day 3 : Solvang to Santa Barbara through Saint Ynes and Los Olivos

Trying hard to look like Denmark – Solvang, California

Walking around in Solvang certainly gives you the flavour of Denmark, but in a strange sort of American way. The houses look very much like the typical oldfashion danish countryhouse […]

Day 4 – The American Riviera – Santa Barbara to Santa Monica

Driving along the American Riviera is a spectacular experience. The clear blue skies and the green hills with the vast Pacific ocean pounding on the shores.

The Pacific keeps pounding

 

 

Someone will always challenge nature

 

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Day 5 – Santa Monica and Hollywood

This is how Santa Monica presents itself to tourists:

Santa Monica was originally developed as a seaside retreat at the turn of the 20th century.

The Pacific Park — for Amusement

The railroad owners built the first version of […]

Day 5 – A day-trip to Hollywood

Leaving Santa Monica for a day-trip to Hollywood:

In Santa Monica we’re staying at the Holiday Inn Express and they supplied us with an affordable limo to take us to see some of the famous sights of Hollywood.

 

Day 6 : Through the Desert to Palm Springs

This Morning found us leaving the cold ocean winds of Santa Monica for warm and desertlike Palm Springs.

But first we had to make a little detour: As one of us take a more than average interest in textiles, fabrics […]

Day 9; Through the Desert from Palm Springs, Ca. to Kingman, Az.

 

That is one straight Road, Yucca Valley

 

The drive from Palm Springs take you through places like Yucca Valley, 29 Palms and at Amboy you hit the iconic Route 66. No drive in the West or Midwest […]

Day 10; Riding Route 66 from Kingman to Williams

Get your Kicks…..

Leaving Kingman, we also left the Interstate 40 and headed for the legendary Route 66.

It’s a leisurely drive, and just outside Kingman we found a touristshop giving us a glimpse of what this road used […]

Day 12; Sedona and the Red Rocks

 

Sedonas Red Rocks in the Morning

 

Waking up and looking out the window in Sedona is a special experience. the famous Red Rocks are shining in the morning sun. From our window at the Matterhorn Inn we […]

Living it up at The Hotel California, Palm Springs

Welcome to the Hotel California

Hotel California, in Palm Springs is very unlike any hotel experience you’ll ever have

and I can’t imagine any other hotel that would even come close!

I know that this is a lot to […]

Santa Barbara – moorish and detached

Santa Barbara has something for you ,whether you like hiking, fine-dining, water sports, lazing on the beach, culture, or a great night-life.

A Santa Barbara Landmark

Santa Barbara is a town with a difference

Santa Barbara county is sometimes […]

Los Olivos – Small and charming

Located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, this charming little historic town is a gem.

Los Olivos, In the California Countryside

With a grand view of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches, Los Olivos is famous for its […]

Day 2 – a trip to the Ukraina countryside

On the second day of our stay, Oksana took us on a drive through the countryside, south of Kiev.

We drove through miles upon miles of flat, fertile farmland. It was plain to see that Ukraina once had had, and […]