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!
California definitely had to be one of my favourite states when exploring the states. It had the most incredible coastline; hot, white sand, complete with palm trees and dreamy little towns to grab brunch in. We stopped for ice-cream and a little day shop in downtown San Luis Obispo (SLO), which happens to be the…… Continue reading Hollywood, iHop & Exploring LA
Today was “America Day” for our group. And if you’ve been on any kind of organised tour around the states, I’m pretty sure you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Over the past few weeks we’d made it our job to acquire as much USA themed tat from Walmart as we could. And when I…… Continue reading San Francisco: The Golden Gate Bridge & My First In-N-Out Burger
We’d had a long drive and had been stuck in the van for several hours on end, so made a pit stop as soon as we entered the National Park. After a short two minute walk through a woods – we were even lucky enough to be stopped by a deer on our way -…… Continue reading Yo, Yosemite National Park
Our journey continued out of Yellowstone and onwards towards Grand Teton National Park. It wasn’t long before the mountain range flooded through the front window of the van, looking absolutely surreal. It wasn’t everyday you had a view like in front of you. We made a few stops on the way into the park so we…… Continue reading The Grand Tetons & A Rainy Day in Jackson Hole
Yellowstone National Park. Oh boy, oh boy. Our first full day in Yellowstone involved us getting up at 3am so we could be in the park, ready to spot wildlife at 4. At the time, I would have given absolutely anything to be back in bed, warm, and still asleep. But all of that changed…… Continue reading Next Stop: Yellowstone National Park