Happy 4th of July!
I never wrote much about my big holiday of 2016 on the blog much. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to throw caution to the wind and start sharing travel posts here at all but since starting my travel writing class I’m excited to share a whole host of new content with you guys.
Like most people, I love to travel but I don’t really have the budget to be jet setting off left, right and centre like the big travel bloggers do so I tend to focus on one big trip a year and because of this I tend to squeeze in more than one place per trip. This year it’s Hong Kong and Japan in September, last year it was Las Vegas and Los Angeles with a brief excursion to the Grand Canyon! Next year, who knows?!
Now if you’ve never been to the Grand Canyon let me tell you – words cannot describe how awesome it is (in the literal sense) – at over a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide it’s an incredible feat of nature. In person though that distance almost becomes meaningless.
The dusty, rust-coloured canyon looks more like something you would find on the planet Mars than right here on Earth. It’s incredibly beautiful and not even the vast number of other tourists around you striving to get that perfect shot can spoil the moment. Because I flew in from Vegas for the day I paid the hefty price of $300 and you know what? It was worth every penny.
But would you believe me if I said you can get a taste of the Grand Canyon and several other of America’s national parks for free and without anyone else getting in your way? Don’t believe me? I don’t blame you but it’s true, because TrekAmerica have created a series of 360 videos for their YouTube channels that allows you to do just that. I got to test them all out using VR headsets at an event of theirs a couple of months ago and they are so cool!
However, if virtual reality isn’t quite enough for you why not make it reality reality by booking a trek such as the Canyon Adventure which takes you not only to the Grand Canyon but other incredible national parks like Monument Valley, Dead Horse Point, Capitol Reef, Goblin Valley, Kodachrome Basin, Bryce Canyon & Zion. If canyon’s aren’t your thing then there is still a trek for you. From a Canadian road trip to exploring Hawaii there’s something for everyone.
Me? I’D LOVE to do the Great 48 and spend almost three months going from state to state! Which adventure would you choose?