Yellowstone National Park is one of these places I had heard about when I was working for Lonely Planet in Paris, as I posted so many pictures of its famous colorful pool on social media. For a long time, I thought Yellowstone was only about that crazy-looking pool. And I naively thought it was one of these very remote, barely visited places in the US. Well, we actually made it here, and I must say all my assumptions about this park were completely wrong. There is so much to see and do in Yellowstone that it kept us busy for a full week and it’s the biggest, busiest US national park we’ve visited. Continue reading “We Survived Yellowstone National Park in July”
Badlands National Park (South Dakota) is like nowhere else on earth. Continue reading “What Happens When You Visit Badlands National Park”
We visited Mount Rushmore —more because of our passion for the movie North by Northwest, than for patriotic reasons. I couldn’t name the four of them before we went there, so I can say it was worth it. I thought that the sculpture of Washington, specifically, was a masterpiece.
Our visit of Rocky Mountain National Park (often abbreviated RMNP) marked the beginning of our new life waking up everyday before sunrise, and becoming experts in fighting the summer crowds in National Parks. Continue reading “Rocky Mountain National Park: Hiking America’s Most Beautiful Mountains”
Hey, it’s me again judging American cities and making outrageous stereotypes after a 6-hour visit in Downtown Denver. Continue reading “Denver, the Most Different City”
Nebraska has been a great surprise in this adventure so far. Continue reading “Yes, Nebraska is Cool – 72 Hours in The Cornhusker State”
We spent about 120 nights camping across the US so far and we have seen a lot of people camping next to us. Here are 10 types we see regularly, to the point we can stereotype them. Not to be taken seriously (this is mostly funny for people who camp full time like we do).
Minneapolis seemed to have at least 10 different sports teams competing against each other. In Minneapolis many things looked Scandinavian, there were even people playing Molkky in a park. Minneapolis looked like it had been destroyed and then rebuilt with the same materials that had been destroyed in the first place. Minneapolis was under construction everywhere. In Minneapolis hipster burgers were goooooood. In Minneapolis, there were many strip clubs. Minneapolis had the best art museum in the Midwest. Minneapolis looked very “nineties”. In Minneapolis there was not much “Prince” sightseeing. We fell in love with Minneapolis for an afternoon, like we usually do with other American cities.
Continue reading “Minneapolis Cliché”
So we went all the way to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP, pronounced Yoopee) and traveled along the shores of Lake Superior on the US side. Continue reading ““UP” & Down: our beautiful struggle in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”
We have one “people traveling in a van” problem that does not have a solution: rain. It has been raining SO MUCH since we started our road trip along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. See, our van is actually a car, which is a great house when it’s sunny but miserable if it rains for more than a day. Stuff gets easily wet, it doesn’t ever get dry, we are stuck inside our super small van, we get upset… Continue reading “Hiking a Giant Dune is a Lot of Fun, but Rain is Not – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan”