Independence Day 2016 – “There is nothing so American as our national parks”, Franklin D. Roosevelt

History of the National Park Service “National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst” – Wallace Stegner With the National Park Service commemorating its centennial in August, it seemed like an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate all things “national park” […]

Yee-haw, it’s Independence Day!

The cowboy is an undisputed American icon, and the 19th century westward expansion into the “Wild West” has been immortalised in popular culture for over a century. The American Frontier has been mythologised using tales of legendary outlaws such as Billy the Kid, quick-fire showdowns and raucous saloons, and is by far the most popularised […]