It's National Park Week over in the USA - and with the exception of a couple of pretty awesome cities, the national parks are my absolute favourite thing about America. Sadly nobody can visit the national parks at the moment, but I wanted to do a round up of the ones I've been to -… Continue reading A Shout Out To America’s National Parks
USA! USA! I lived in the US for a summer, working on a Christian camp in New Hampshire. Since then, I’ve visited over 20 states, including my only “proper” holiday – Walt Disney World and Universal! Many more posts on the US will be coming soon so stay tuned.
Read all my posts on the USA so far here!
My Top 10 Favourite Cities
As an island girl who was raised on a farm and rarely visited anywhere larger than Aberdeen as a child, I'm not much of a city person. Things have clearly changed, given that I've lived in two cities in the past year, but still - give me a mountain or island any day, or even… Continue reading My Top 10 Favourite Cities
A Layover In New York City
There's nothing quite like ending a trip on a bang, so when I realised our cheapest way home from Vancouver was via the biggest hell hole in the world*, I started looking into other options. And being me, I came up with a crazy idea, which somehow worked out perfectly: a day in New York… Continue reading A Layover In New York City
Off-Beat Seattle: Trolls, Rockets And A RUBBER CHICKEN MUSEUM!
It has to be said that Seattle isn't my favourite city - which is why it may come as a surprise that I am writing a THIRD blog post about it (though with a title like that, I'm sure you can understand why). One thing I do really like about Seattle is its neighbourhoods -… Continue reading Off-Beat Seattle: Trolls, Rockets And A RUBBER CHICKEN MUSEUM!
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)
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
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
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
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
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