Ah Vegas! The home to epic stags, wild weekends and memories that shouldn’t be mentioned in front of your gran…
My experience in Vegas was set to be more tame, thanks to Americas drinking age of 21 – Sigh.
Still, leaving Death Valley National park, I was beyond excited to spend some time within the famous city….
Furnace Creek Inn, and its sister accommodation (Furnace Creek Ranch) amount to form Death Valley’s main service centre. Thus, using the inn as a base camp, you can easily access the National Parks main ‘attractions’ within 1-2 days… Depending upon what pace you want to explore at.
Death Valley is a far cry from the conventionally thought California. None the less, Its alien landscape offers unique beauty, while its vast vacant spaces allow for self reflection and wonder.
From a base camp of Furnace Creek (Home to the parks visitors centre) it is possible to visit most of the deserts highlights within one jam packed day…
Departing from Yosemite National Park, we embarked on the longest drive of our All American Road Trip; a gruelling 7 hours behind the wheel… But boy was it worth it!
Leaving the Green Wilderness of Yosemite behind us, we headed further inland to our destination – Death Valley. Although long, the drive is one Road Trips were built for!
Our destination was Monterey. A traditional fishing town, which offered us a taste of small town America. Walking along the towns pristinely clean streets, it’s independent grocery store and chain free restaurants made me feel like I was featuring in an episode of Gilmore Girls.
Cambria, California was the next stop on our American Road Trip.
We opted to stay in the adequately named ‘fog catcher inn’. which, with its rustic charm and amazing sea views instantly made us feel welcome.
When I woke in the morning, after a very comfortable nights sleep, the relevance of the Inn’s name became clear. The morning’s fog was rolling off the sea, creating a ghostly but dazzling view.
Cambria’s equally as adequately named ‘moonstone beach’ was steps away from the inn. Its rocky and almost rugged outcrop seemed alien following the expanse of golden sand beaches in Los Angeles.