Viva Las Vegas, then g’day LA by Richard Jones


The historic 1959 sign welcoming punters to Las Vegas.

AFTER our fascinating morning with the male grizzly bears at Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain it was time to move on and head out to the airport. Continue reading

North to Alaska, then on to Canada by Richard Jones


Rugged-up Richard with the Winter Olympic rings at Whistler.

WE’D heard a lot about cruising and cruise ships from family and friends so we decided to take the plunge, so to speak. But just in case we weren’t fans of life on the ocean wave we decided to make our initial journey just an eight-day affair. Continue reading

Days spent admiring the Mayan pyramids of Mexico by Richard Jones


I suppose just about everyone has a bucket list, a selection of places in the world they’ve always wanted to visit. Prime among mine was to visit as many of the Mayan pyramids of Mexico as I could particularly after gazing in awe at their Egyptian counterparts at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, back in 2009. Continue reading