The Grand Canyon might be known worldwide, but Bryce Canyon National Park, its little brother, actually deserves at least as much attention. Bryce might be smaller, but the rock formations are much more special than the Grand Canyon. Bryce Canyon is
San Francisco is widely known for its diverse cultural heritage; as a city where you can be who you want to be. Maybe you’ll think of it as a hippie city or it makes you think of the sixties. And that’s not so weird, because there’s some truth to it.
Barcelona breathes Gaudi, not in the least because of his unfinished lifework, La Sagrada Família. In 1883, Gaudi was commissioned to work on the architecture of the expiatory church, which he did until his death in 1926.
Los Angeles is an enormous city right next to the North Pacific Ocean. There are lots of beaches to choose from to lay down your beach towel and enjoy the always sunny LA weather.
When you visit the south of Spain the city Córdoba is a must-see. This amazing place with a lot of Moorish influences is filled with beautiful architecture, a lot of interesting culture and, quite important, great food.
Near the Salton Sea, in the middle of the Californian desert, you’ll find Salvation Mountain. A site you might know from the movie “Into the Wild” or the videogame “Grand Theft Auto V”. At this remote spot you’ll find a rich hippie culture, which get
If you’re a European travelling to the United States for the first time, you’re bound to experience a big cultural difference. Everything is bigger in America. The cars, the distances and also the cities. Especially Los Angeles can be just too big to
In the middle of Yosemite National Park there’s a little piece of land that’s actually not part of the national park. Back in the days prospectors dug for gold at this spot. But then the mines dried out and people left. A ghost town was created, whic
Not far from San Diego, near the Mexican border, lies Desert View Tower Jacumba. A great spot to get a hold of the heat and glory that is the southern Californian desert.
In California, you’ll find immensely diverse nature. There are long beaches, the hottest deserts, epic mountain ranges and beautiful forests with some of the world’s largest trees. Sequoia National Park is one of the latter.
If you want to get away from the crowded city life of San Francisco, hop by Golden Gate Park. The Golden Gate Park is situated nearby Golden Gate Bridge, in the middle of the city. The park is about twenty percent larger than its “little brother”, Ce
“It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” —John Muir, 1868 With its green valleys, mighty mountains and winding rivers, Yosemite National Parks is one of the most beautiful pieces of nature on th
America is a land of extremes. Everything is bigger, better, faster… and in this case: more crowded and fatter. Hollywood is a perfect place to soak up everything you travelled to the United States for.
Two nature parks that show lots of resemblence are Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve. These nature parks are truly American. When you ride their empty roads, you’ll feel like a cowboy in the wild wild west.
Lake Powell is actually kind of a giant playing ground for adults. Lots of Americans drive here in their trucks, a speedboat or a jet ski loaded onto the back. Lake Powell is THE spot to go on a little adventure if you’re a water sports enthusiast. N
Las Vegas is widely known because of its casinos and wild nights full partying, The Hangover style. You can do everything you desire. What people might not know is there’s also plenty of entertainment outside of the Strip.
At the border of Utah and Arizona lies Page, a small town near Lake Powell. In itself not a very inspiring place, but it is the perfect place to start your journey to lots of natural beauty. This town cannot be absent in a West Coast USA road trip.
Zion National Park is a relatively small, but beautful nature park in the south west corner of Utah. Not long after its discovery Zion became a tourist attraction. A lodge was opened and from there adventureres would ride their horses into the park.
San Francisco lies in “the Bay Area”, so naturally it is surrounded by water. This makes for beautiful photos and great sites to see. What about Alcatraz, the prison were legendary gangster Al Capone served his sentence?
One of the hottest places on earth is Death Valley National Park, where a temperature of 56.7 degrees Celcius was measured once. As the name reveals, there’s not a lot of life in this desert. Maybe it’s even because of this, that there’s so much to s
In Las Vegas you can live (and party) like a king. Of course, you will pay accordingly. But don’t be sad! There’s also lots to do and lots of fun to have when your budget is limited!