Welcome to my Teeny Travel Journal! My TTJ! I decided there are places around the world that I’ve visited and want to highlight, without any fluff. Just some snapshots of the city, park, town, region, whatever… without many words to clutter up the post. So it’s a travel journal… but a small one. Plus I really like the word teeny.
Back in April, Kristen and I were embarking on a 10 day trip around the Southwest. On our way from Zion National Park to the Grand Canyon, we drove a few hours into Arizona during a beautiful sunset.
The timing worked out great: just as we crossed over the Arizona border, the sun was setting as the moon came up behind some INTENSE Arizona landscapes.
The Grand Canyon. That one canyon that is the most grand.
Up until April of 2017, Grand Canyon National Park seemed like this fantasy place in the American Southwest where cool people went. Everyone knows about the Grand Canyon, which made me kind of nervous to go. Like I wrote in my post about Zion, parks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are SO well known and get so much attention, I was almost a little less excited to go with such high expectations. I was nervous about not liking it as much as the world does!
But it holds up, guys. It was really really really great. Maybe even grand.
During our April trip to southwest Utah and Arizona, I was almost most definitely most most most excited about Zion. Ever since learning about the national parks and studying them all obsessively, Zion stood out to me as one of the best. To me, it has the prominence and the prestige, without the hype and attention that places like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone get. Not saying those places are bad or overrated or not worthy, but I like how Zion is kept as a bit more of a secret. Plus the VIEWS!
I’m going rogue! Normally I like to post in chronological order, but I just am excited about my San Francisco trip and want to share some pictures!
Of course I’ll probably come back to this trip once I get there in my timely order, but for now- enjoy!
As previously blogged, I went to San Diego in March of 2016. And it was a blast. So much of a blast that I took a million photos and have to split my posts up by day. To see adventures in Balboa Park, Cabrillo National Monument, and San Diego’s beaches and cliffs, head on over to my Day 1 post.
Bryce, Bryce, Bryce. You SLY dog. When people think about Utah national parks – Arches.. Zion… those are the big ones that come to mind. But… BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK IS THERE WAITING FOR THOSE WHO DARE. Ok maybe a bit dramatic.
Last March, I explored the west coast. My first stop was in San Diego- to see my roomroommate (double room because we shared a bedroom in addition to an apartment for 2 YEARS!) Alicia, as well as my other fabulous roommate Gemma. Alicia moved there for grad school in fall of 2015 and I obviously needed to visit.