Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park (Map) and its expansive collection of fiery orange "hoodoos" (also called fairy chimney or earth pyramid) looks like it's straight out of a Martian movie. The snow-capped hoodoo rock spirals, all clustered together like huddles of penguins that seem to coordinate their dips and undulations, is quite ethereal. BUT FIRST... Quick tip … Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park was definitely the most relaxing day of our great American road trip. It's a National Park with a mix of all sorts of scenery divided into 3 districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, and the Needles. Island in the Sky is the main area tourists go to, with the Needles being … Continue reading Canyonlands National Park

Arches National Park

Staying overnight in Moab meant we had two relatively relaxing days exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Park. Arches National Park (Map) is only a 20 minute drive away, and one day is plenty of time to do all the hikes there. Everything in the park is encompassed by the name. The park comprises of an … Continue reading Arches National Park

Antelope Canyon (My Favourite!!)

The town of Page has THE MOST envious location as the stopover between Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon - almost as if Mother Nature (Colorado River) was simply bored one day, practicing the art of erosion at the Grand Canyon, before suddenly mastering the techniques to paint a Mona Lisa of the natural world in … Continue reading Antelope Canyon (My Favourite!!)

Grand Canyon

My second time visiting the Grand Canyon and yet it was every bit as exciting and nerve-wracking as the first. By dedicating our holiday to road-tripping the USA, it meant we swapped out the so-called "tourist trap rip-off" Western Rim of the Grand Canyon - a convenient option for those staying near Las Vegas, for the … Continue reading Grand Canyon

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley - the hottest place on Earth, known for its bizarre, incredible and EXTREME natural landscapes ranging from the largest sand flats in the world, to the lowest point in North America. The mystical ways of Mother Nature seem to congregate in this seemingly morbid-sounding place. Visiting in Winter was definitely the best idea, avoiding … Continue reading Death Valley National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, one of the world's most visited national parks, is truly a site to behold. The moment you drive in through highway 120, you feel like you've stepped into a prehistoric Garden of Eden. Majestic sequoias that you strain your neck to see, rock formations that drop off so vertically that you wonder if … Continue reading Yosemite National Park

Tips for USA National Parks and Roadtripping

Roadtripping across the West Coast takes a lot of planning and organisation especially considering sometimes you'll be driving for hours without civilisation in sight. To make your life easier, here are some essential tips! The $80 "America the Beautiful" annual pass which you can buy at any of the NPS entrance gates gets you into … Continue reading Tips for USA National Parks and Roadtripping

USA Road Trip

Roadtripping is probably my favourite form of travel, as it combines the freedom of stopping at whichever sites you like, with the thrill of organising your own trip and the fun of snacking in the backseat if you're not the unlucky designated driver.   This quintessential USA West Coast roadtrip (Google Maps link here) took … Continue reading USA Road Trip