The Hidden Gem of the Grand Canyon: Horseshoe Bend

Jess Valentine

After it being near the top of our USA bucket list for years, we finally got to experience how grand the Grand Canyon really is. After our visit many people asked us, “Which rim of the Grand Canyon is best?”

Do you dream of trying something new? There are a slew of exciting new activities that are perfect for your next holiday! Climb a mountain, parachute out of a plane, go horseback riding and more as you explore this wonderful world of ours

Many people go on holiday to relax, but it's often difficult to get enough sleep, even if you're focused on resting. Here are a few tips to improve your slumber while travelling.

You can imagine it now…warm sand, bright skies, and nothing to do but relax and enjoy everything on St. Barth’s. Before that dream becomes reality, there are a lot of small decisions and reservations that need to be made. You’ll need to confirm travel plans from Australia. You’ll need to pick how you want to arrive on St. Barth’s (air or sea?), what car you’ll need to get (if any), and where to buy essentials once you land. Fret not—use Cover-More’s Guide to planning your St. Barth’s holiday to get you through the tough decisions and help you get on track. Before you know it you’ll be arriving on the island and starting your holiday in paradise.

St. Barth’s was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and then named after his brother Bartolomeo. It was first settled in 1648 by French colonists who came from nearby St. Kitts. Except for a brief military takeover by the British in 1758, and ownership by Sweden for 100 years in the 17th century, St. Barth’s has remained French. It was established as a free port and remains that way to this day. People who came to St. Barth’s and continue to live in St. Barth’s tend to prefer simplicity over rapid growth and development as can be seen by their strict laws against development for particular parts of the island and the kinds of businesses that are permitted to open.

The Mid-Western states are often overlooked as a holiday destination and are even sometimes called the “flyover states” because they may not top people’s must-see destinations in the United States, but that’s a mistake that needs to be fixed.

Many of the Midwest states in the United States are considered “fly over states” – but that’s not all they are! The middle of America is more than just the stuff between New York to Los Angeles. These states have tons of fun activities and amazingly unique foods that really capture a taste of America.

When you travel to the Midwest in the United States of America, there's one thing you cannot escape: the landscapes. Everywhere you look, wide, open land fills your vision and refuses to quit. The national parks found in the Midwest follow this pattern of stunning natural beauty and are paired with a long history that's intimately tied to the fabric of American culture.


From the geyser areas in Yellowstone National Park to the rugged and sharp Grand Teton mountain range, every visitor will find their happy place. This part of the country is home to an abundance of wildlife, and when you visit any of these parks you'll be immersed in a part of the rich natural beauty and cultural heritage of America.

When packing for a Midwest getaway, layering is the name of the game. In the middle of America, temperatures not only vary between seasons, but also between days. Use our guide below for the must-pack items for any season in the Midwest.

If you are looking for great pizza, cold beer, and friendly faces, Chicago is where you’ll find them. Chicago has so much to offer in each neighborhood, properly exploring the city would take a lifetime. If you are only here for a short while, though, see our list of travel highlights below.

Down south, the weather is generally warmer year-round and the landscapes tend to be more barren than dense with forests and undergrowth. The desert-like landscape stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the United States and presents a whole new set of pictures to take.  The cities themselves have a charm and quaintness that you won’t find elsewhere in the U.S.