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?
Considering the tragic events earlier this week, I'm sure the desire to go set foot in America has decreased a bit. At least for me it did. But I still don't want to keep you from one of the best things about that country; the wonder of nature called 'Grand Canyon National Park'. They always say… Continue reading A wonder of nature; The Grand Canyon
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
The Tioga Pass. It's a name my dad and I will forever remember for the trouble it has caused us. The Tioga Pass (State Route 120) is the mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains which is usually crucial for roadtrippers. It's the shortest route from Mammoth Lakes area to the entrance of Yosemite National Park… Continue reading What if the Tioga Pass is closed?
Almost every traveller heading to the South-West of the USA will try to include Monument Valley in their travel route. And with a reason; it's an amazing place with great sights and wonderful nature. But since everyone is heading there, it can get very crowded which immediately makes it all a little less magic. But closeby, there is… Continue reading Monument Valley vs Valley of the Gods
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
"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
As I mentioned before, our roadtrip through South-West America consisted of many "Musts" and a few "To do if we have some time left". Natural Bridges National Monument was one that fit the last category. But as with all sights in that area, it was still worth it to take a quick stop and explore this park. There… Continue reading Up close and personal with the Owachomo bridge
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
To be honest, I had never heard of this state park before I actually started preparing for our US roadtrip. And I'll also gladly admit that I may have made fun of its name on numerous occassions. Well, it is on the list of 'unusual place names' after all... But all joking aside, Dead Horse Point State… Continue reading The majestic view of Dead Horse Point State Park