There are plenty of reasons to visit Yellowstone National Park. As well as being the first National Park in the world (designated in 1872), it’s a place of simply outstanding natural beauty. From geysers and waterfalls to forests and lakes, Yellowstone is bursting with things to do and see.
The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a paradise for active people. Popular with cyclists and joggers, the 18-mile course runs alongside the shores of Lake Michigan and is a fantastic way to experience some of the Windy City’s highlights. I cycled it on my recent trip (twice, no less!) and here’s why it’s a must-do on any Chicago itinerary!
You can’t walk very far in Chicago without seeing someone sporting the iconic Cubs logo. The team’s passionate fans are still celebrating the 2016 World Series win which helped the team’s popularity soar even more. Prior to that, the team’s championship drought stood at 108 years and was the longest in professional sports.
USA is country of outstanding natural beauty. Among its highlights are many picturesque lakes, framed by postcard-like scenery and varied landscapes. I was lucky enough explore a few of them on my visit so here’s my pick of the most beautiful lakes in the USA.
The sun was still hiding behind the sandstone cliffs which rose, like giant monoliths, on both sides of the road snaking through the canyon. Cottonwood trees, junipers and wildflowers perched along the banks of the Virgin River, which twisted through the gorge.
USA is a vast country and a roadtrip is one of the best ways to explore everything it has to offer. From great cities to stunning national parks, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are also loads of weird and wonderful places to discover beyond the familiar favourites.
The Windy City. Second City. Chi-Town. While it has many nicknames, Chicago has plenty more reasons why you should stop off on the shores of Lake Michigan on your next visit to the Midwest. From high sporting drama to landmark architecture to the finest restaurants, the City by the Lake has it all!
While I love the hustle and bustle of cities, there is nothing like escaping from it all and getting close to nature. National Parks are always high on my list of places to visit on my travels – from stunning geological formations to dense forests to rare wildlife, national parks have it all.
So just like that, 2015 is over. Hopefully you have all had a fantastic break but now that 2016 has drifted around the corner, tyres screeching, we can all get back to the business of planning more awesome travels!
But before I embrace the new year completely, here is a quick look back at 2015:
January: I escaped the cold London weather and headed for the warm climes of Australia for a 2 week break in Melbourne and Sydney.