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Death Valley
National parks

Heat, dryness and breathtaking landscapes : welcome to Death Valley

And we are going on with our Californian road trip, after Yosemite, San Francisco or even the Pacific Coast Highway, we are now retreating inland and going to the gigantic Mojave desert… in Death Valley National Park ! If the name might ring a bell, only a very few of you will actually know more about…

23 February 2016
Napa Valley California
Cities

Vineyards for as far as the eye can see in Napa Valley

After a detour through Yosemite, and then San Francisco… We are once again changing the setting completely and going to visit Napa Valley ! One more time (and I will not stop saying that), this step shows how rich and varied California is. It is actually one of the things that surprised…

19 January 2016
Thanksgiving
Culture

Thanksgiving in the US : getting together around a nice meal

In the United States, October is dedicated to Halloween, and November to… Thanksgiving ! If you watch some American TV shows for example, you surely have heard about this celebration, numerous episodes are dedicated to this holiday around this period. You probably know a few Thanksgiving tractions in the…

25 November 2015
Halloween Etats-Unis
Culture

Halloween in the United States : clichés and traditions

Bouh ! After a detour through Alcatraz, we come now to Halloween. (We therefore stay approximatively in the same topic, right ?) You probably already know this holiday and you may have gone trick or treating when you were younger. In France (and most of the European countries except Great Britain…

30 October 2015
Alcatraz road trip California
Cities National parks

Alcatraz : the escape-proof island in San Francisco bay

Who has never heard of Alcatraz ? You probably know the island thanks to the (in)famous criminals who were detained in its high-security prison, like Al Capone for example… But did you know that this small island in San Francisco bay has several stories ? Today, you can visit and discover some of the…

28 October 2015