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!
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