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American Road Trip: 4 States in 4 Days pt. 1

American Road Trip: 4 States in 4 Days pt. 1

This week and next Friday I’m going to be talking all about my American road trip.


My best friend Bry and I love an adventure, but I think we love a challenge even more!

We are based in LA for a few weeks and decide that we should go on a 4 day adventure, which became a mini American road trip.


Bry is a seasoned pro at USA National Parks so designs us a route that takes us from LA, to Joshua Tree, through the Mojave Desert, up to Zion National Park and then ending at Bryce Canyon. Then zooming ALL the way back to LA.


Mission: ACCEPTED. (Not a hard sell!)


This is a pretty impulsive trip so we have nothing booked or planned other than… car camping! So…. off to Walmart we go to pick up a blow up mattress and a pump.


Unfortunately, they didn’t have any manual ones available so we had to get an electric one, which we would figure out at some other point when we got to it!

Luckily, I have taken to flying with my full body pillow, rolling it up then unleashing it when the doors close, so we didn’t need to worry about picking up another one of those bad boys!!

(Link to previous post referencing this – can’t remember the exact one off the top of my head)


Anyway, we head over to Joshua Tree, stopping at Pioneer Town en route, a town built specifically to film old western movies in.

It feels fairly deserted, like stepping back in time, although I’m assured there are people who live there.

I would recommend stopping by if you are in the area as its pretty cool and makes for some great pictures!!


We drive up into the national park and it’s like stepping into a different planet, the Joshua Trees are nothing like I’ve ever seen before!

Then the rock formations look like someone has dropped piles of boulders everywhere!

Like something out of the Flintstones!


It’s getting pretty late and the sun is setting so we head back into Joshua Tree and go to a bar/restaurant there that happens to have a Karaoke night on!

We decide that it’s going to be most sensible to keep the car in the car park and sleep there, rather than driving off into the wilderness where we could get arrested for trespassing or something, so we use their power point in the courtyard to blow up our mattress after having some epic tacos and watching people living their best lives doing karaoke and head to bed.

Much to the amusement of the employees, who agreed that we would be safer in their car park than venturing into the wild so late at night.


The next morning, we freshen up and head back into the park, deciding to use it as a scenic through-route.

The landscape is breathtaking! The drive is long!!

Desert life is no joke!


We have to take full advantage of gas stations where we can to stock up on water and gas.

It’s a pretty full on day of driving but we keep amused with laptop work, country music and putting the world to rights.


Quick lunch stop off in Vegas at VegeNation, all plant-based and ALL delicious! I have a wonderful/terrible habit of over ordering because I want to try EVERYTHING!

But we managed to finish it all.

No regrets!!


Cauliflower wings are my new favourite thing, second to brussel sprouts.


We arrive at Zion and all the campgrounds are full… because, we didn’t book ahead.

But, where’s the fun in that!?


I have plans to get up at the crack of dawn to hike Angel’s Landing, so staying elsewhere isn’t an option!

Tune in next week for part 2 of my American road trip to find out what happened next!



If you missed our last post, don’t worry! Just click here to go and take a look!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram too to make sure you’re up to date with my adventures as well as the rest of the family’s!


Have a great day!



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