C-Ludik - Visited region : USA West

Western USA

There is nothing like the American West, and nothing prepares you for the drunkenness you feel when you approach it. Travelling through this mythical territory of North America, with its exceptional variety of landscapes, is the dream of all nature lovers. What a luxury to wander through pristine natural spaces, to immerse yourself in the heart of a wilderness that is often overwhelming! Between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Nature has given free rein to its fantasy and has created landscapes that are unique in the world. Deserts, multicoloured canyons and plateaus, gigantic arches, blue-tinted lakes, geysers as well as giant cacti and sequoias are just some of the treasures that this wild American West has to offer. Discover the countries I have visited:

Stories and tips for traveling and discovering the Western United States

Man vs. Wild…

Man vs. Wild…

If you like moonlike landscapes and seek loneliness... look no further. Bisti Wilderness is the place for you! Are you ready for a "Man vs. Wild" but without Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls to accompany you ? Off State Highway 371 at Road 7297, about 35 miles south of...

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is trapped between the "Great" Arizona, the "Friendship" Texas and south of the "Centennial" Colorado. New Mexico, one of the southwestern States is often left out by tourists visiting the western United States. It is a pity because New Mexico is total !...

I visited Joshua Tree, U2

I visited Joshua Tree, U2

Enough of the city, cars and crowds! We head East. The city disappears slowly and gradually, houses become sparser and the land bare before giving way to vast stretches of sand and Rocky Mountains. Finally, the first wind turbines announce that Palm Springs is near....

Ella, LA / I don’t know what this is / That others do not have

Ella, LA / I don’t know what this is / That others do not have

Beverly Hills (even without Brandon & Branda), Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu (I am sure you already have a mental image of Pamela in a red swimming suit running along the beach to give mouth-to-mouth to a careless surfer)... are evocative names glittering on the...

The Pacific Coast

The Pacific Coast

It is time to leave San Francisco (another well know city of Western USA) and its mists behind and head towards the Pacific Ocean and the 17-mile Drive. The 17-mile Drive is a scenic coastal road running from Pebble Beach to Pacific Grove on the Monterey peninsula and...

The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

San Francisco in Northern California, commonly abbreviated SF or more colloquially Frisco, is one of the most beautiful cities on the West Coast of the United States. Go, relax, close your eyes and imagine yourself for ten minutes at the wheel of a Ford Mustang...

N… as New Start

N… as New Start

Lake Powell has many more treasures, some of them easily accessible. Horseshoe Bend is a beautiful horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River. The contrast between the emerald green of the Colorado River, which flows 340 meters below, and orange cliffs above is...

N as… No man’s land

N as… No man’s land

We cannot leave this charming corner of Utah without a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southwestern Utah (a State of Western USA). Bryce Canyon was named for Ebenezer Bryce, who settled below the Bryce Canyon Antitheater. He built a road to the plateau in the...

N as in… Nuances

N as in… Nuances

Yà'àt'héé, After watching the changing shapes of clouds reflected in the water at Vermillon Cliffs National Monument in Arizona (a State of Western USA), just south of the Utah state line, we decided to maintain this contemplative pace and observe the various shades...

N as in… Nowhere else

N as in… Nowhere else

In this article we offer a "rendez-vous" for Nowhere else, a real treat. Let's start with a miniature Sahara, the Coral Sand Dunes State Park, which presents a nice specter of pink and orange hued sand dunes, surrounded by red sandstone cliffs. Coral Sand Dunes State...

N as in… Nature

N as in… Nature

Lolma ... uh, hello Mrs. Hopi Coyote Um hinhinta ?... We are doing well, thank you (Pi nu 'qahinta) Here we go again... "We dreamed about another land/ that remains a mystery" (Téléphone – Je rêvais d’un autre monde, again)... this time, I think we landed in the right...

N as in… Navajo

N as in… Navajo

Here, I do not thank Quinn Mallory who did not respect the time limits.. Now, we are in a parallel world where language and culture are totally foreign to us... Yá'át'ééh ... hello, how are you. Háadish nits'éé' łee' Sita?... Where are you from? we are from France!...

N as in… New Age

N as in… New Age

Good morning, Arizona! Welcome to “The Grand Canyon State” or Hooo Hahoodzo in Navajo! Arizona is located in the Southwestern United States. Along with Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado it is one of the Four Corners states. Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, but there...

Western United States by C-Ludik

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A black and white portrait of Celine and her comic traveler alter-ego C-Ludik.
A black and white portrait of Celine and her comic traveler alter-ego C-Ludik. (It’s ludic), the person who runs Tween here and there

Hi ! My name is C-Ludik and I’m the person who runs this creative space. Welcome to ‘Tween here and there, a travel blog that shares awesome destinations, stunning photographs and captivating travel stories from around the world. No two landscapes are ever the same because of a different light, different conditions… whether it's a new or an old place. That’s what I love about nature and landscape photography. As the famous Ibn Battuta traveler said: « traveling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller ». He’s right ! Behind the photographer, I see myself more as a storyteller. When I arrive on a place, I try to respond to what I see and tell the story of the land. If you love travel, exploring new places, and seeing more of this beautiful world then you'll be right at home here. ‘Tween here and there is the travel inspiration for those with full-time jobs and for those in search of any off-the-beaten track destinations around the world, near and far.