One of the main reasons I was excited to come to Las Vegas was to see the Grand Canyon, my first natural wonder of the world! We spent quite some time researching different packages and tour operators and decided to go with Sundance. Rob was particularly keen for a sunset tour because you fly back
It is now commonly known that a “good deal” may not be as good as it first seems when it comes to booking a hotel room in Las Vegas. This is due to those annoying resort fees that you have to pay at the end of your stay in Vegas (that often aren’t quoted at
We has a great time exploring the Las Vegas strip. There are just too many amazing hotels. You could spend a whole day wandering around this place (which totally feels like Disneyland)! We stayed at the Venetian and this was definitely my favourite hotel – it’s just so magical with the changing sky and canals
We managed to grab a great deal on flights to Los Angeles for May half term with Norwegian Air at only £400pp. This seemed like a great opportunity to see Las Vegas too, and being around a 4 hour road trip away it wasn’t tooooo bad – safe to say we loved the carpool lane!
We hadn’t planned a visit to Universal studios but after hanging out in Hollywood for a couple of days, it only felt right to go and check out where some of the classics were filmed (and I love good theme park)! We bought our tickets at 6:30AM in the morning, but the tickets took 2
Santa Monica After fighting through the traffic in Santa Monica for over an hour, we finally made it to the beach! I couldn’t believe the size of the LA beaches; they stretch for miles and are so wide! We came late afternoon, so the beach itself was quiet quite, but the promenade was another matter!
**Disclosure: Make sure you’re well prepared if you decide to go trekking in Los Angeles; taking water and sensible clothing/footwear would be a good start! To my defence… this wasn’t on the itinerary!** Whilst driving around the Hollywood hills, we spotted some people on a hill in the distance and with one click on the
Hollywood walk of Fame Yes, LA turned me into a proper tourist, but this is surely a must-see when holidaying in Hollywood! Jet lag meant we were up ridiculously early, so we headed straight for the Boulevard at 7AM. The good thing about our early start was that the street was so quiet; we got
There is no way I could normally afford a First Class ticket to New York, but after months of saving BA air miles, we finally had enough. We travelled out first class and business on the way home. Our flights set us back around 120,000 air miles on a 2-for-1 voucher and still cost £500pp
New York is a city brimming with things to do and places to see. We were keen to make the most of our 5 days so started by labeling a few of our “must-sees” on a map. This helped us have a better idea of where everything was located and which places we should plan