In spring 2017, seven years after my previous trip, I finally returned to the United States for another holiday. This time, I crossed the whole country by train: from New York via Chicago and Utah all the way to California.
My flight back home have me the opportunity to see the parts of California I have visited in the past week from above. Continue reading Goodbye to California
I spent the last three-and-a-half days of my stay in the United States hiking in the (Red)woods. These tree giants are very impressive to see, which is why I kept strolling through the forest almost until the last minute. Continue reading Into the (Red)woods
For the past one-and-a-half days I have been making my way up the coast in California – on a very windy road. Continue reading California Coast
In San Francisco, I am doing sightseeing in stages – in a seven-year-long cycle: In 2003, I walked the streets of the city for a day. In 2010, I only had time to (re)visit the most important sights. Today, I finally visited one of the biggest tourist attractions in town: Alcatraz. Continue reading Visiting a high security prison
Now, after finishing my third (and final) leg of my train trip across the Continental United States, I would like to present some impressions from my time aboard Amtrak trains. Continue reading Across the country, one-way, please!
My last stop of my road trip through Utah was another highlight: Bryce Canyon. I explored the area on the Queen’s Garden Trail, the Navajo Loop, the Peek-A-Boo Loop, and the Rim Trail. Continue reading What a nice garden, Your Majesty!
Today was reserved for a Slot Canyon Tour. Unfortunately, I could not find any, so I had to organize my day myself. I ended up visiting Devil’s Garden, the Petrified Forest, and Escalante River, making some short hikes at all these destinations. Continue reading What a nice garden, Mr. Devil!
Who would have thought what kind of treasures are hidden in Southern Utah? The Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is another one of them. Continue reading Grand views in Grand Staircase–Escalante