Tombstone – “The Town Too Tough to Die”

We arrived in Apache and Geronimo territory today and settled into the town made famous by Wyatt Earp, his brothers and Doc Holliday. The fact that much of the town is not original does little to discourage tourists from visiting the Birdcage Theatre, Boothill and the Crystal Palace Saloon, and to watch one of the […]

Petroglyphs and a Primitive Campsite – An Arizona Hidden Attraction

Mark, my other writing buddy from Arizona and I had decided to leave the comfort of the luxury RV Resort in Bodega Springs and head out for Arizona via Yuma – home of the Yuma Territorial Prison and the Yuma County Jail. Looking at one of the free, state issue maps we spotted a primitive […]

On The RV Road Again in Southern California

Having just set off on our two week Recreational Vehicle (RV) trip in the American Southwest we thought we’d offer a few helpful “on the road” hints. Most RV companies like El Monte, who we’ve used for the past seven years, will pick up and drop from your hotel. After filling out the appropriate forms, […]

Best International Pow Wow 2011 Host City Article!

Here’s Let’s Travel Magazine’s very own Gary Dickson as he accepts the award for Best International Pow Wow 2011 Host City Article, along with other award winners for USA articles and the founders of ‘City Pass’ who sponsor the event! The President of the Tourist Industry Association of America, Roger Dow is on the far […]

Hollywood Red Carpet Bash

The opening night party at this year’s Pow Wow was a red carpet affair when they opened the Kodak Theater to 5000 delegates who packed the place to the rafters. Apparently Conner Cruise (Tom’s son) was spinning the turntable as we drank, ate food by Wolfgang Puck and then watched live bands perform in the […]

3rd Street Pedestrian Mall – Santa Monica

Now this is how to make a street into a pedestrian only mall. 3rd Street in Santa Monica is a haven of designer shops, trendy restaurants, brand name stores, great bars, two cinemas and numerous coffee shops. Add jugglers, musicians, street acts and a host of off-beat colourful locals who get on well with cops […]

Jamaica Bay Inn

For the first time in years we hailed a cab outside the international terminal at LAX and took a US$25 ride to the Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina Del Rey – a world away from any city or airport hotel. Overlooking the harbour of Marina del Rey and azure waters of Marina Beach, the Jamaica […]

Maggie’s Vegas Tips

Right now it’s such a good time to travel to Las Vegas because the NZ dollar is so strong and in the past few years there has been an incredible amount of development which means that room prices are at really competitive prices. Maggie Hunt has some tips on Vegas: At night Vegas is truly […]

Starry starry night

Our Editor at Large is contemplating his 12 hour flight from San Francisco tonight as he sits around the swanky rooftop pool at Bardessono in Yountville, Napa Valley. With six Michelin stars within a four ‘country’ block, Yountville’s restaurants, including the renowned French Laundry, have pushed the epicurean envelope with more stars per capita (3200 […]

Flowers in your hair?

We’re in San Fracisco for Powwow travel convention …. and the city is turning on the weather … and the entertainment. Make sure you do this tour if you’re headed to SF. It is one of the best tours I’ve done … no matter if you’re a music buff or a music tragic, this is […]