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Hearst Castle

December 11, 2011

Talk about location!

I was looking for things to do while driving down the Pacific Coast Highway and Hearst Castle kept coming up. As I get closer, I started seeing signs pointing to it. It was right off the highway so I decided to check it out.

I only did the Grand Rooms tour for $25 as it’s supposed to be their most popular one. The tour starts with a bus taking you all ...

San Francisco

December 9, 2011

I finally made it to California! I’ve been thinking about visiting this state for a few years now. I don’t know why I put it off for so long.

The only things I could picture whenever I think of San Francisco before I visited were the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. Those are the things I usually see in magazines or online whenever I see an article about it. Now that I ...

Reno

December 6, 2011

I stopped in Reno really just to sleep after a long, boring, 8-9 hour drive from Utah. It’s weird to be driving for hours not seeing much around you then all of a sudden you see all these lights as you approach the city.

I figured I’ll spend the night here before continuing to California as the hotels are much cheaper. I could then spend a good portion of the following day in ...

Salt Lake City

December 5, 2011

I didn’t have much time to check out this city. Got there pretty late in the afternoon.

I stayed near the airport as I figured that would be closer to public transportation so I won’t have to pay for parking downtown. Traffic in that area is very bad, though, due to construction. Apparently, they’re building tracks for the light rail connecting the airport directly to the downtown area, which actually sounds like ...

Arches National Park

December 4, 2011

I actually wasn’ t planning on visiting this park originally because I didn’t know it existed. I was just pretty much going to head to Salt Lake City, then Reno, then San Francisco. But someone recommended it to me while I was in Colorado and I’m really glad she did!

The park is near Moab, UT. I stayed at a hostel called Lazy Lizard which is about 5 miles away from the park ...