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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. While in California, you can visit places like Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and other beach destinations. 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.