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Grand Canyon National Park

December 28, 2011

I was very excited to visit the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Though I probably set my expectations a little too high, as I was pretty disappointed…

I only spent a day at the park and the weather wasn’t that great, which probably contributed to my disappointment. The view from one of the viewpoints is definitely amazing, but it looked pretty much the same from all the other …

Las Vegas

December 27, 2011

Now I understand why some people, no matter how much they make, will always be broke. Places like Vegas take all their money away.

I don’t gamble and I’m not really a big drinker/partyer, but I have to admit that I had fun in Vegas. It’s been called the “Disneyland for Adults.” There’s something here for everyone. The casino owners did a great job making this a place you don’t want to leave until you …

San Diego

December 19, 2011

Seeing the “Welcome to Sunny San Diego!” sign as I entered the city put a smile on my face. Well, that was only true for my first two days here. The following two days, which I planned to do outdoor stuff, was rainy! I still liked the city and enjoyed my time here, though. Has a nice laid back feel to it. Definitely doesn’t feel like Los Angeles.

I stayed in a Hostelling International hostel …

Pacific Coast Highway

December 13, 2011

I found out about the Pacific Coast Highway (also known as Highway 1 or CA-1) before I arrived in San Francisco. It’s supposed to be a very scenic route and since I’m planning on visiting Los Angeles and San Diego I decided to take this route.

It is definitely one of the best drives I’ve ever done! I loved seeing the mountains and the ocean as I was driving. The weather again was beautiful, a …

Los Angeles

December 13, 2011

If there’s one thing I remember the most during my stay in Los Angeles, it’s sitting in traffic. I encountered heavy traffic while driving around almost every day I was there (with the exception of Saturday morning when I left the city, probably because everyone was still asleep as they partied too hard the night before).

The guide I was reading mentioned that you really need a car to get around Los Angeles, so I …