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America’s Wild West
Take a Navajo-guided backroads tour of Monument Valley, swim in Lake Powell, explore Bryce Canyon’s hoodoos (skinny spires of rock), watch the sunrise at the Grand Canyon — and celebrate the centennial of the US National Park Service. Grand American Adventures has a Western Family Discovery 13-day tour from £1,459, in June, July and August, taking in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The maximum group size is 13 so it’s convivial but still personal, and there’s also the option to hire a campervan and set off on your own adventure — with some expert input on the itinerary. The minimum age is eight.
Details The 13-day tour starts at £1,459pp including transport, accommodation, leaders, guides and meals but not flights (0333 999 7965, grandamericanadventures.com). Non-stop flights to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic (virginatlantic.com) start at about £875 at the end of July (more…)
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So you think you live a healthy lifestyle? So did 26-year-old Melanie Murphy. Like many youngsters, Murphy struggled with her weight as a teenager. When she was about to turn 20, she decided to take action and clean up her eating habits with a view to getting in shape. But the solution became the problem when she developed a debilitating obsession with “healthy” eating that threatened to drive her bananas — literally. At one stage the fruit was the only thing she ate.