Welcome to the Fabulous Las Vegas – where the buzzing nightlife is begging to be explored.
Wil (my LA-based internet cousin, lol) had this idea that the best way to beat my jet lag upon arriving in sunny Cali is via a 5-hr drive to Sin City straight from picking me up at the airport. Right. Lol. We had one night (well atleast for me) to take in the sites, sound and atmosphere of Vegas, one of America’s liveliest cities.
With all our senses filled from the sites, sound and atmosphere of Vegas, off we drove from Nevada taking in some of the marvelous landscapes as we enter Utah ( casually mentioning that we were pulled over for speeding but luckily escaping a ticket lol) and eventually to our hotel in Page, Arizona. The plan was to catch the iconic Horseshoe Bend at sunset. And we made it.
Not wanting to waste the morning before our afternoon tour of my most-awaited Antelope Canyon tour (also to do some workouts since we are fitness freaks lol), we went back at the Horseshoe Bend in the morning to catch the sunrise and checked out another near attraction too – the Glen Canyon Dam. On the way to the meeting point of Antelope Canyon tours, we stopped by Wawheap Overlook for a gorgeous view of the Lake Powell.
And since we’ve started becoming flexible in our tour schedule, we decided to check out Monument Valley located in the borderline of Utah and Arizona as per recommendation from a friend and I was very happy with this decision. We went deep into the valley with our 4×4 and in one of the trading post there, what about getting a puppy (an irresistible teacup Chihuahua) for a really really spontaneous traveling decision? Lol. You’ll get to meet Momo soon in some of the pics.
After Monument Valley, it was time to explore the massive gorges, ridges and rock formations of the Grand Canyon where we finally did what my cousin promised – an overnight camping. Cradling the puppy sure helped in the cold. Haha.
After a few days of visiting national parks and unforgettable landscapes, sadly we had to go back to the glamorous city of LA but not without passing by another amazing desert landscape – Joshua Tree National Park.
I spent 4 full days struggling to be cool and chill in this glamorous city (I miserably failed though) while checking out the Instagrammables, the food scene and their Mother Nature. Do I love it more than New York though? I’m scared to find out the answer haha. But this last minute trip (decided only after a month) made me truly forget about Europe for the meantime and explore more of America. And I hope you stay tuned for my upcoming posts. Follow along on Instagram for more updates. 😊