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Hiking the Notch Trail in Badlands National Park

Badlands NP was the first national park I visited in the United States so I was pretty excited about an opportunity to do a mini hike there. Our group had a choice of a few different routes but I went with the short Notch Trail.

8 Reasons You Should Visit Yellowstone National Park

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.

Cycling the Chicago Lakefront Trail

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!

Watching a Chicago Cubs Baseball Game at Wrigley Field

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.

9 Beautiful Lakes in the USA You Must Visit

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.

Observation Point: Hiking and Running Zion’s Must-Do Trail

Hiking one of Zion National Park's most spectacular trails - Observation Point - was a memorable highlight of my trip to the United States.

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.

7 Quirky Stops To Make On a USA Roadtrip

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.

5 Awesome Things You Must Do In Chicago

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!

5 Stunning National Parks You Have To Visit Before You Die

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.

Travel Lexx: 2015 in Review

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.