Now that I’ve informed you all over the past few months about everything we’ve done on our US roadtrip, it’s probably also time to discuss the price tag that came along with this holiday. Same as with Cuba, I had a budget in mind before departure. This time, I was looking at around 2500 euros I… Continue reading How much money do I need for a 16-day US roadtrip?
After an already tiring day with some last viewpoints in Zion National Park and hikes in Valley of Fire, we arrived in the city of Las Vegas around 3pm. A bit earlier than originally planned. And thank god for the extra time because driving on the motorway along the city already made our eyes bulge.… Continue reading Big, bigger, biggest, Las Vegas
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
The main focus of our US roadtrip last month was to see as many nature parks as we could fit into our schedule. We ended up scratching seventeen National and State Parks off our bucket list, so it was a definite success. But not every tourist likes to take a roadtrip. Many people like just a short… Continue reading Red Rock Canyon vs. Valley of Fire; what to do and what not to do?
If there is a place in America where you can find cheap hotels, it’s Las Vegas. And not only are the hotels cheap, they are also really good value for money. No wonder travel agencies often offer you two nights in Vegas on your roadtrip. When we started our search for a place to stay… Continue reading LAS VEGAS: A fabulous night at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower
April 30, 2016. D-Day. The day I was –finally- boarding a plane to go scratch off the #1 on my travel bucket list; the South-West of the United States of America. To say I was excited would be the biggest understatement in the history of understatements. In sixteen days, we’d travel through four of America’s states: California,… Continue reading How to start planning your South-West USA roadtrip: my itinerary and tips