America · Travel · usa

Monument Valley & A Night With The Navajos

Still travelling through the southern states aka. home of the red rock, our next stop was Monument Valley.  This desert-like landscape has been used as a backdrop in many films – a particular favourite being Forrest Gump – so was another iconic destination to tick off my bucket list. We arrived at our campsite and…… Continue reading Monument Valley & A Night With The Navajos

Canada

The Road to Jasper: Icefield’s Parkway

Another belated blog post (I’m definitely going to try and keep up with it this year, I promise).  In fact, it’s one of my new year’s resolutions. But back to the topic at hand: just when I thought Canada couldn’t get anymore surreal we ventured onto the Icefield’s Parkway.  This is a long stretch of…… Continue reading The Road to Jasper: Icefield’s Parkway

America · Canada

BEARS, Canyon Hikes & White Water Rafting

Carrying on our journey in Banff National Park, we spent the next couple of days seeing the natural wonders the park had to offer. And there’s one aspect that doesn’t get any more natural – the wildlife.  I was totally obsessed with it out here in Canada as is it on a complete different scale…… Continue reading BEARS, Canyon Hikes & White Water Rafting

Canada · Life

Moraine Lake & The Banff Gondola

This summer I was lucky enough to spend two weeks exploring the Canadian Rockies and the national parks that protect them.  My particular favourite was Banff – the oldest national park in Canada and arguably one of the most incredible places to visit in the world. And if you’re wondering what it is that makes…… Continue reading Moraine Lake & The Banff Gondola

America · usa

Junior Ranger Badges: that souvenir you NEED

I’ve never been one to turn down a freebie.  So when our trek leader started talking about a free souvenir we could collect at several points along our road trip, it was like music to my ears.  Because my second love after freebies, is souvenirs. The answer: Junior Ranger badges. You can collect these gems…… Continue reading Junior Ranger Badges: that souvenir you NEED

America · usa

Horseshoe Bend & Swimming in Lake Powell

One of my favourite parts of exploring Arizona, was the insane presence of red rock.  It was literally everywhere, as far as the eye could see. Our first stop of the day was Glen Canyon dam which holds back Lake Powell.  I’d never seen a dam this big before in person, so it was pretty…… Continue reading Horseshoe Bend & Swimming in Lake Powell