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Why Should You Do A Road Trip In USA?


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Growing up in the city and not having the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, I became a fan of my own adventures. I miss USA. I was contented. I was carefree. I was myself. And more specifically , I miss the road trips taken there.

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

_MG_4140World Famous Square Ice-cream at Rainey Creek

I did a major coast to coast round trip in USA with three good friends two summers ago. We started off in Santa Cruz, California. Then went via north (Montana) to New York City and came back via the South (Texas). It took us a month. I wished it was longer but nevertheless it was perfect. The highlights from the adventure aren’t just the beautiful national parks we slept at, neither the famous cities that we had seen on social media. One of the things I like most is the pleasure of driving on the roads in USA.

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This Is Why I Love The Pacific Coast Highway In California


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067Capitola Beach, California

The Pacific Coast Highway is also known as Highway 1. It runs along the pacific coast of California. You can start up north in San Francisco and drive down to Los Angeles. There are faster alternatives like the Interstate 5 and Highway 101 which runs further inland. I have done the pacific coast highway four times in a year and I still want to do it again. You need to add this scenic drive to your to-do road trip list and I mean it. Flipping through any travel guide books or Google searches will reveal that it is often mentioned in them. It is usually in the top ten road trips in the world and it really does live it up.

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Advice On Half Dome Day Hike


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When it comes to Yosemite National Park located in the Sierra Nevada, California, everyone knows about the magnificent granite cliffs portrayed in photos and websites. Tourists come and go, pretty much they go to spots located in the valley itself. I have seen many tourist buses in and out of the valley, with numbers increasing significantly in summer.

DSCN0251The cables behind me leads to the top of the half dome.

I did the cables on half dome back few months back, I was lucky enough to obtain the lottery for the permit to climb the half dome. Even luckier because I went a week before the fire started at Yosemite National Park due to a hiker negligence. I started off from the Yosemite valley for this 15 mile long hike to the top of half dome, at 5 am in the cool summer morning.

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1) Bring enough water and stay hydrated

We totally underestimated the intensity of the hike. We brought around 2 litres of water each and we were almost out when we reached the top of the half dome. That was really  dangerous because the last thing you want is to suffer from dehydration halfway during the hike. We were lucky because we ran into an old couple with a water filtration system. It was a god sent! I would recommend you to bring 4 litres of water, depending on individuals consumption intake. Important rule of the thumb, you would want to replace your body fluids at a faster rate than losing.

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