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Aurland to Lærdal – Over the Top

  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 over the top of the mountain instead. The road is called FV 243 and though signs could have

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

    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 is a foretaste of what Highway One is like, then we’re in for a real treat. On the way to

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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 are spectacular, there are lots of parkingspots and it offers a

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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 railroad owners built the first version of the amusement park on Santa Monica pier as an attraction to fill empty train seats on weekends. Santa

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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.   Hollywood boulevard: This is the street that passes both the famous

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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 and quilting, a visit to LA’s textile and fabrics district and the

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Day 7: PioneerTown and Palm Springs Street Market

  Just some 30 miles outside Palm Springs, in the Yucca Valley you’ll find Pioneertown, a worn-down  former movie-set, now turned into a tourist trap. It’s a dusty, windy place but, of course, it’s  a remnant from the westerns way back when…. I suppose it can be of interest if

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Day 10; Riding Route 66 from Kingman to Williams

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 to be. Riding the Route 66 has become a popular thing to do and

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Day 12; Sedona and the Red Rocks

    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 have an excellent view of the surrounding mountains. Outside it is still chilly though and our plans

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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. Santa Barbara is a town with a difference Santa Barbara county is sometimes referred to as the American Riviera. Its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, and colorful culture make

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Los Olivos – Small and charming

Located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, this charming little historic town is a gem. With a grand view of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches, Los Olivos is famous for its art galleries, wine tasting opportunities, restaurants, antiques, a great countryside and friendly residents found throughout the village.

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The Escape from Alcatraz

50 years on – the hunt for the three escapees continues. Half a century after the illustrious escape, US Marshall Michael Dyke is still trying to catch up. On June 11th 1962 the three men, Clarence Anglin, John William Anglin and Frank Lee Morris escaped from Alcatraz Prison. The prison

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