Visiting Alcatraz

Just over a kilometre from San Francisco bay lies a rocky outcrop, home to America's infamous and disused prison, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.  'The Rock', as it is commonly known, has a haunting presence,...

Vegas and the Grand Canyon

Another minute rolled by. The sound of excited, foreign chatter had long since died away and all that remained was a steady stream of sighs and tuts. The coach, having adopted a greenhouse-like climate, shared...