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The deserted road of Route 66

Of all the roads in the world, none appeals more to the imagination than the famous Route 66. This historic road goes all the way from Chicago on the East Coast of the US to Santa Monica on the West Coast. In 1985, the Route 66 became a lot less travelled on with the arrival of the Interstate… Continue reading The deserted road of Route 66

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Spring day in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is thé place in California for winter sports. During the coldest months of the year, the place is filled with skiers, snowboarders and others seeking out snow. But once the snow has melted, it’s also a really nice place to stay. The second-last night of our roadtrip, we spent the night at the… Continue reading Spring day in Mammoth Lakes

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Why the Horseshoe Bend is definitely worth a detour

Yes, it's a monotone view and yes, it looks about the same in every picture, but still, the view on the Horseshoe Bend was one of my favorites of my entire trip. I can't quite put a finger on it why it left such a big impression on me, but it's just such a beautiful place which… Continue reading Why the Horseshoe Bend is definitely worth a detour

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Surviving the sweltering heat of Death Valley

Over 40° Celsius or 104° Fahrenheit; in Death Valley that’s the rule rather than the exception. The highest temperature ever on earth was even recorded right in that very place: a sweltering 56,6° Celsius or 134° Fahrenheit. So to say it’s hot there would be an understatement. Since this is pretty much a well-known fact, we… Continue reading Surviving the sweltering heat of Death Valley

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Pitstop at Mexican Hat and in Goosenecks State Park

On our 16-day roadtrip we drove from one famous landmark to another, with highlights every single day. But along the way we passed many less known places as well. And it's not because their name isn't known all over the globe that it's not worth it to take a quick pitstop and see what that… Continue reading Pitstop at Mexican Hat and in Goosenecks State Park

Accomodation · North-America

Back to basic with Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Yosemite National Park was the last big stop on our USA roadtrip and unfortunately for us we arrived there on a pretty busy weekend. That easily explained our struggle previous to departure to find good accomodation for the night in the area. We either had to drive more than one hour and a half out of the park, or… Continue reading Back to basic with Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

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The playground of Goblin Valley State Park

On our way from Arches National Park (more to come soon) to Capitol Reef National Park (also more to come soon), we made a little detour to a state park that looked pretty cool from the pictures; Goblin Valley State Park. The name itself is sort of self-explanatory. It's a park with sandstone erosions that look a lot like… Continue reading The playground of Goblin Valley State Park

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Take out your hiking boots for Zion National Park

After admiring the beauty of the Bryce Canyon National Park,  we headed for one of the parks that I didn’t know a lot about, but knew that we couldn’t skip; Zion National Park. And god am I glad that we didn’t skip it. This park can be found in Utah and is known for the… Continue reading Take out your hiking boots for Zion National Park

Accomodation · North-America

The oasis of The Ranch at Furnace Creek

Sixteen nights on the road for us also meant sixteen different hotels or motels, one more expensive and better than the other. While we didn’t have a single horrible hotel on our trip –thank god-, there are a few that I would absolutely go back to when given the chance. The Ranch At Furnace Creek… Continue reading The oasis of The Ranch at Furnace Creek