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The unpaved roads at Capitol Reef National Park

When one talks about visiting the South-West of the USA, everyone is always raving about the Grand Canyon and the Bryce Canyon and Yosemite National Park. And of course these are the highlights of that area, but there are also so many lesser known gems that are just waiting to be discovered. One of those… Continue reading The unpaved roads at Capitol Reef National Park

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The best of Moab: Canyonlands National Park

Those who have been around for most of my America posts the past couple of months may have already noticed that the Moab area has so much to offer when it comes to beautiful nature. I've already told you my experience at Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park, but aside from those two already… Continue reading The best of Moab: Canyonlands National Park

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Why Yosemite National Park is NOT a good idea on weekends

"Try to avoid Yosemite National Park during the weekends", our travel guide said. But unfortunately we did end up right at that place during the weekend. There was no avoiding it as this national park was one of the last stops before flying back home on Tuesday. But it was absolute hell. So even if it… Continue reading Why Yosemite National Park is NOT a good idea on weekends

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Why hiking is the way to go at Arches National Park

In the region of Moab, there are many points of interest, but the national park we were most looking forward to, was definitely Arches National Park.  Arches National Park has the largest concentration of natural sandstone arches in the world which of course immediately piqued our interest. As many other national parks, it offers many lovely viewing areas… Continue reading Why hiking is the way to go at Arches National Park

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Surviving the sweltering heat of Death Valley

Over 40° Celsius or 104° Fahrenheit; in Death Valley that’s the rule rather than the exception. The highest temperature ever on earth was even recorded right in that very place: a sweltering 56,6° Celsius or 134° Fahrenheit. So to say it’s hot there would be an understatement. Since this is pretty much a well-known fact, we… Continue reading Surviving the sweltering heat of Death Valley

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Take out your hiking boots for Zion National Park

After admiring the beauty of the Bryce Canyon National Park,  we headed for one of the parks that I didn’t know a lot about, but knew that we couldn’t skip; Zion National Park. And god am I glad that we didn’t skip it. This park can be found in Utah and is known for the… Continue reading Take out your hiking boots for Zion National Park

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Why the Bryce Canyon was my favorite stop of our US roadtrip

Roadtripping usually means one highlight after another, especially when touring the South-West of the USA. You go from one national park to another, continuously stunned by nature’s wonders. While it may all be the same phenomenon that created it, it’s also all so different. Of course the most asked question after I had arrived home… Continue reading Why the Bryce Canyon was my favorite stop of our US roadtrip