It has been exactly 2 months since I have come back from – hands down – the best holiday I have ever been on. Me and Matt took the trip of a lifetime and decided to travel around America; visiting Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, Colorado & New York.
We started our trip in Vegas, and stayed at the most amazing hotel I have ever set my eyes on, The Bellagio. Everything about it screamed luxury, and is rightfully one of the best on the strip. Our room was a huge suite, complete with his and her bathroom, a kingsize bed, a view of the strip and access to all of the amenities, including swimming pool and spa. Vegas is referred to as ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ and I have never heard a truer statement, after a ten hour flight and suffering from severe jet lag, me and Matt kept finding ourselves waking up at unsociable hours, but this was no problem for Vegas, as it is perfectly normal to still be in a casino at 4 in the morning. The only way I can describe this experience was Disney for adults, the various hotels all have different themes and can just cater for every taste so easily, this is one place I cannot wait to go back to.
We then moved on to The Grand Canyon; Now in my honest opinion, before I went I never saw the fascination, I knew it was meant to be incredible, but I never actively thought ‘wow this is something I need to do!’… And then I got there, I don’t think the pictures do it justice, as you cannot fathom how big it is until you see it. We only stayed here for 2 days before we went back to Vegas, and is probably just the right amount of time for me, as there isn’t too much else to do in Arizona. We did however drive down Route 66, so I can now tick both of those off the Bucket List!
Then we jumped back on a plane, ready for the next part of our journey – Colorado. Transitioning from Vegas to Colorado was extremely weird, honestly polar opposites but equally incredible. It was here I found my love of Target, Walmart and Cream Soda! There is a dollar section in Target that should come with a warning, I couldn’t walk in there without buying at least something, a particular weakness being the American Candy.
Our final trip was New York, I had heard many things about NYC, the main being that it’s just like London – Let me put this out there and say it is nothing like little old London town! It is like London on steroids, everything is bigger, busier and faster. I knew this from the moment I stepped off the airplane, was ushered into a yellow cab and was hurled across town to our hotel, The Westin Grand Central. Once I had recovered from this experience we got to enjoy the beauty of New York (we just avoided yellow cabs!)
It really was an incredible experience, and I still to this day get that awful feeling, made worse when the weather is like this, of wanting to be back at these amazing places and escaping the reality of everyday life. I know it is ridiculous to dwell, but sometimes you just can’t help it! At least we can get on to planning the next one! What’s been your favourite Holiday?