Helen and Hobbs on a Harley Davidson

We were traveling over an 8,400ft pass from Idaho to Wyoming when we came across a group of Harley Davidson riders taking in the view across the Jackson Hole valley below. What caught our eye was a lady rider named Helen with her dog Hobbs sitting in a specially made pooch box with mesh sides […]

The One That Nearly Got Away

Slippery fishing on the Snake River! It was one of the last casts with a stonefly nymph on the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho that a biggish cutthroat trout decided it was dinnertime. Mark played the fish for about five minutes as it refused to come to the net, finally the fish […]

Ski Austria, Switzerland, USA on One Season Pass

Ski & Ride the Best of Austria, Switzerland and the USA on One Season Pass 2013-2014 Epic Pass holders receive five free days at Arlberg, Austria, including St. Anton, Lech, Zuers, St. Christoph & Stuben Ski For Just Over Five Days and the Epic Pass Pays For Itself Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced […]

New York Luxury Shop & Stay Packages

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets® has crafted two new bespoke packages for 2013. This flagship centre of the world’s largest and most upscale outlet shopping is located just 50 minutes coach ride from central Manhattan in New York. The centre includes the world’s only outlet boutiques by world famous designers such as Tom Ford, Breitling and […]

Bike Camping Spring Package

El Capitan Canyon, an all-season comfort camping destination just north of Santa Barbara, has announced one of the widest ranges of nature lodging accommodations in the U.S., from fully furnished safari tents, yurts and cedar cabins along the canyon floor to bike and car campsites and RV sites perched upon a bluff in its Ocean […]

Twisting Throttle – America

By Mike Hyde, RRP$39.99, www.harpercollins.co.nz After Twisting Throttle Australia, the author returned to Christchurch before deciding to conquer every country in the world starting with an ‘A’ – next stop America, doing it solo on his Suzuki on the smell of an oily rag. Over 32,000km on the right hand side of the road, combined […]

America Over Easy

By Mark Sheehan Images by Shane Boocock and Bridget Sheehan Mark is American-born and ideally suited to write this ‘know-before-you-go guide to making the most of an American vacation’ as he subtitles it on the cover. He is a fun guy, and it comes through in his writing. It’s all here – the mighty US […]

A River Run’s Through it . . . Bikes, Balloons and the Boise River!

In the winter the folk who live in Boise can sometimes experience 15c weather downtown so you’ll find many families still camp and fish southwest of town in the Snake River Canyon. Yet only 30km away their local 2,188m high local ski resort, Bogus Basin is all powder action. Boise residents and visitors it seems, […]

Grizzly Hackle, Missoula, Montana

This outfitter has a great tackle store right in the heart of downtown Missoula and on the day I visited, Dan Shepherd the owner arranged for me to have a three hour raft-fishing guided drift trip down the Clark Fork River which winds itself through the heart of downtown Missoula. The sun was out but […]

One Man’s Adventure is Another Man’s Leisure – Sun Valley

Sun Valley, Idaho. Most people have heard about it, why because it was the first ski resort in America to offer a chairlift up a mountain – the year was 1936! Today Sun Valley covers nearly 1,500 square miles and is considered one of America’s best biking, hiking, fishing and skiing destinations, add three sensational […]