On the road

On the road

National parks, cities and roads of American Southwest

Out of all my travel dreams, doing the American Southwest road trip was always on top of my list. I wanted to see and experience America at its best. The beautiful thing about road trips is that you see something new and different every day. You get the opportunity to watch the country, weather and people change on the road. And that’s exactly what we experienced on this journey.

I will always remember the feeling of seeing Grand Canyon for the first time. That magnitude and intensity you cannot express on photograph or film; it has to be experienced alive. Or the beauty of the Pacific Coast Highway, where we had to stop at almost every lookout to enjoy the breathtaking views. That moment riding horses in Monument Valley at sunset and spotting wild Mustang. Oktoberfest in the heart of Yosemite National Park. Getting melted in Death Valley. Watching the new Jobs movie only 1 mile from the place Apple was born and established. Being able to visit the giants of Silicon Valley with a tour of the Facebook and Google campuses was an enlightening experience, and riding the colorful Google bikes was surprisingly fun.

This trip was about constant movement, trying to fit the most into a short amount of time. So many places I wish to come back to one day in order to spend some more time and explore many, many new areas. It is so huge, go explore it for yourself. You will love it.

Overview of Las Vegas from Stratosphere Tower, Nevada
Road to Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Pismo Beach, California
Pacific Coast Highway, California
San Carpoforo Valley, Pacific Coast Highway, California
Big Sur at sundown, Pacific Coast Highway, California
Stanford University, California
Painted Ladies and skyline of San Francisco, California
Golden Gate at golden hour, San Francisco, California
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California
Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park, California
Leaving Yosemite National Park, California
My camera literally died entering the Death Valley — the last picture. Death Valley National Park, California