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Exploring The Bavarian Town Of Leavenworth… In WA, USA! (& Montana Adventures)

We didn't really have any plans between Yellowstone and Vancouver. It was mostly going to be a couple of days of just driving and stopping wherever we fancied. One place dropped onto my radar though, thanks to my friend Anirudh over at Beyond Our Horizons - the adorable little town of Leavenworth, not far outside… Continue reading Exploring The Bavarian Town Of Leavenworth… In WA, USA! (& Montana Adventures)

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Dinosaurs, Wildlife & An Off-Season Trip To Yellowstone

You may remember that we very nearly didn't make it to Yellowstone at all. Well, it almost happened again - when we were right outside. Considering we were now completely in off-season, we had hit lucky for almost all of our road trip, from missing a snow storm in the Canadian Rockies, to having absolutely… Continue reading Dinosaurs, Wildlife & An Off-Season Trip To Yellowstone

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Arches National Park and a Surprising Stop In Moab

We continued our trip north through Utah, passing through charming desert towns like Mexican Hat, and close to more canyons like the Canyonlands, as we meandered towards the unassuming Utah hotspot, Moab. Monument Valley had marked the end of our semi-organised schedule that we'd mostly kept to on the road trip so far, and now… Continue reading Arches National Park and a Surprising Stop In Moab

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Photo Friday: The Colours Of Utah

It's been a while since I've done a photo post - but Utah is so full of photogenic spots that this one was always on the cards. Plus there are plenty of places we saw or passed that haven't made it into other blog posts. Utah is one of my favourite US states. Sometimes I… Continue reading Photo Friday: The Colours Of Utah

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That Time We Were Trapped In Monument Valley

Monument Valley has always been one of my absolute favourite destinations in the US. When I was younger, I became enthralled by it when I saw a photo of it on a calendar in my best friend's parents' house (long before it became a default feature in Windows photo folders) and my brain whirred into… Continue reading That Time We Were Trapped In Monument Valley

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Hikes, Sunsets and a Crazy Camping Adventure at the Grand Canyon

It was pitch black, and we were cooking sausages on a broken barbeque and failing absolutely miserably when it happened. We were camping a few miles south of the Grand Canyon, our next stop on the Great American Road Trip, and the place was deserted save for a couple of parked up campervans. "Hey guys,… Continue reading Hikes, Sunsets and a Crazy Camping Adventure at the Grand Canyon

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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend: The Gems of Page, Arizona

We were in no rush to leave Zion, which meant we could meander slowly towards Page, in our sixth state of the road trip, Arizona. Page was another repeat visit for me, but last time I was there, we took a walk to the now Instagram-famous Horseshoe Bend and took a quick dip in Lake… Continue reading Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend: The Gems of Page, Arizona

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Hiking Angel’s Landing In Zion National Park

Just over ten years ago, I made my first visit to Zion National Park and managed to miss out on the famed Angel's Landing hike. We had a few options for hiking, and after hearing that one of them would be a four hour hike with lots of terrifying drops and chains, my friend and… Continue reading Hiking Angel’s Landing In Zion National Park

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10 Things I’ve Learned In 30 Years

Today, I leave my crazy 20's behind and embark on my next adventure of being 30. It sounded scary for a while, approaching the realm of true adulthood (sorry - what's that again?), but as it got closer, I knew that it would be like turning 18, or 21: it doesn't really feel any different.… Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned In 30 Years

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My Plans For 2019: Home, Abroad & Turning 30

2019 is going to be full of big plans. We'll be moving to a new city, hopefully permanently, and getting new jobs, hopefully permanent, and settling into an actual routine that resembles something of a normality for the first time ever - hopefully permanently! While I think I lived my 20's right, it was far… Continue reading My Plans For 2019: Home, Abroad & Turning 30