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
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
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
Where do I even begin when trying to write a blog post about the Grand Canyon? I mean seriously. Major bucket list moment. And something I never thought in my lifetime I would have the opportunity to see. I can remember the exact moment I looked out into the canyon for the first time. Our…… Continue reading Hiking the Grand Canyon: My Experience & Tips
Whilst exploring southern USA with Trek America, we were offered several optional activities – one of these being a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Out of all the excursions, this was by far the most pricey and before going I’d made sure to read up on previous Trekkers’ experiences to see if it was worthwhile. …… Continue reading The Grand Canyon (IN A HELICOPTER)
Our first national park whilst exploring the southern states was Zion, a favourite of mine for many reasons. Red rock. Incredible scenery. And home to one of my top hikes; Angel’s Landing. This hike is not that long (a 5 mile round trip), but the inclines are that kinda steep that makes your thighs burn…… Continue reading Zion National Park & Hiking Angel’s Landing
Everyone knows the saying – What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. So I’m going to keep a few details from our time in Sin City to myself. To be quite honest, Vegas surpassed all of my expectations. I was expecting something a little trashy; a city full of strippers and over indulged gamblers. And…… Continue reading Vegas, Baby!