Today I’d like to show you some of the highlights of my roadtrip last summer, I went to America.
Let’s kick off in California since I landed in LAX. The international airport of Los Angeles. I did a short roadtrip of two weeks and visited 4 states and 11 places. To me, this was like a dream coming true. Especially going to California meant a lot to me. I pictured it in my mind as the perfect state with lots of beautiful nature and cities. When I got there it was even better than I imagined. Especially nature and the National Parks. I love the National Parks since the nature is so overwhelming and so inmense compared to nature in The Netherlands. I always try to make my holiday pictures a little more unique than just smiling at the camera. I wouldn’t want to photography it any other way, otherwise it wouldn’t do justice to the feelings I had in that moment.
This is me between the Sequoia Trees in Sequoia National Park. I think, besides Yosemite N.P, this park is my favorite. Everything is huge. The park is known for it’s inmense Sequoia trees which can be recognized by their size and deep, warm orange color. The further you go into the park the more Sequoia’s you’ll see. Their bark looks spongy when you take a closer look, but it actually feels harsh. The biggest Sequoia in the park is called ‘The General Sherman’ and is 84 meters high. But keep in mind, the biggest doesn’t mean the oldest in this case. There are other trees to be found that are over a 1000 years old.
Bryce Canyon, Utah based. Definitely a must-visit if you ever have the chance to. This is a park with trails you can “easily” hike even when you are not a trained hiker. There are short trailes that are around two miles, so pretty much everybody is able to do this. At first it’s a nice walk going down, but keep in mind, it can be hot during spring and summer and you have to go up in the end. Personally I feel like there is no place like Bryce Canyon, the ‘Hoodoos’ (the odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) can be found in different places over the world, but in Bryce Canyon you’ll find the largest collection of Hoodoos in beautiful, orange colors accompanied by old, deep green pines.
I see a patern, I always show my back, but it really is me on the pictrues 😉
We’re at Yosemite National Park now. Oh man, it’s definitely my favorite so far. I’ve been in seven of the National Parks already but Yosemite really has my heart. It almost feels like you’re on a campground for some kind of reason, because everything just looks so friendly. There are deer everywhere, oh and those little squirrels. But be careful, you are not allowed to touch the animals or make any kind of contact for your own safety. Besides that you have to respect the animals and let them live in their own natural habitat without being bothered by humans. If you do it anyway and a Park Ranger sees you it can easily cost you a 100 dollar fine.
In America, or at least the route I drove (West-coast and a little more inlands.) You don’t have to go far to see beautiful scenery. This picture was shot somewhere along the road in the desert. I don’t know what it is about America but it really attracts me in many ways, I planned to go back this summer and see a whole different part of the country, I really can’t wait. I can reccommend going to a different continent to everybody, it really opens up your eyes and makes you see the world from a whole different side.
I’ve got a lot more pictures to share but I’ll divide them over a few posts to keep it interesting, so stay tuned!
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Have a nice Thursday and I’ll see you next time!