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10 things you cannot miss in San Francisco

An American city with an eccentric and liberal soul: that’s San Francisco, California’s capital city on the Pacific ocean. Once you’re here, it’s easy to be conquered by its steep roads running towards the sea, city life and beach relax. Read more…


USA on the road – California dreaming (4)

After hundreds of kilometers of roads, hot deserts, hikes in deep forests, after an exciting but tiring roadtrip in the heart of West Usa, finally we reach the ocean… California dreaming. Another shade of stunning blue, with salty breeze and Read more…


USA on the road – Las Vegas, desert, ghost towns and giant trees (3)

Actually, this post shows the incredible variety in US lands: from the 9th to the 12th of our road-trip we jumped from the artificial reality of Las Vegas to the hottest desert on Earth, then diving into the green and Read more…


USA on the road – Arizona, between the desert and the Canyon (2)

arizona, grand canyon

A land between the desert and the Canyon, with hot climate, deep abysses, Indian reservations (the Navajo Nation is the largest Native American Tribe in US), beautiful parks: that’s Arizona, the last of the contiguous States to join the Federation. Read more…


USA on the road – Utah, the Red Rock Country (1)

Monument Valley

Time to hit the road. After 1 layover, 14 new friends, 3 Alamo mini-vans, 1 night in Denver in my first US motel ever (a number again… Super 8!), the adventure starts for real. Coasting along the mythic Colorado River, Read more…


USA on the road. Postcards from Far West – intro

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars”.Jack Kerouac, On the road    Hundreds of kilometers, lonely and immense roads, boundless landscapes. Skies of incredible blue, never seen before, crossed by white clouds. The Read more…