Take me back!
1. Arches National Park: Delicate Arch
2. View of 2 bridges at Bryce National Park
3. View from the top of the hike near Sunset Point at Bryce
4. Deer chomping in the swamp off the Riverside Walk at Zion National Park
5. Views within Zion National Park
6. One of many amazing views we had along the long stretches of road that would quickly transform from rocky desert to thick forest to something in between.
7. Moonlit car silhouettes near Goblin Valley State Park, our last camping spot
8. Sunrise from the same camping spot
9. Selfies from one of many beautiful stopping points along the Bryce Canyon hike.
10. Breathtaking look at a little bit of everything Zion offered.
Thanks for letting me tag along to a trip I'll never forget and exploring Utah with me!
Spending 1 more night in Clifden and exploring Connemara. Saw Kylemore Abbey, met some sheepdog puppies and saw herding demonstration, did some bog hopping and so much sight seeing.
Travelogue Japan Day 18: Torii! Torii! Torii! (Fushimi Inari-taisha/ Tofuku-ji/ Kamigyo/ Shimogyo - Sept 19/18) - As pretty as all the #instatourist pictures you’ve seen of #fushimiinari are, the reality is even better. Yes, it has those closely-packed #torii gates, but after that it becomes an ~1 hour #hike to the top of a mountain (all done underneath taller and only slightly less packed torii gates). The top of the mountain has great views of the city and multiple pathways back down. I ended up taking a path that led into a forested area where I was completely #alone , and I loved it. I ended up near #tofukuji and spent some time by myself in its #zengarden .
At this point, I had pretty well seen what I wanted to see in #kyoto , so, after conducting my own pilgrimage to the headquarters of #nintendo (I mean, I have spent countless hours worshipping at its altar, so why not?), I made my way to the Kamigyo ward and just slowly wandered back to my hostel. I stopped at the #nijo castle (a Meiji-era reconstruction, but a good history lesson), had good coffee at #clampcoffeesarasa , wandered the park around the Imperial Palace (it was closed by the time I got there, but it’s also a reconstruction, so no big loss), and had ramen at this place I saw with a huge line when I arrived in Kyoto (and, judging by the quantity, quality, and price, I understand why). I sometimes get aggressive with trying to See All The Things when I #travel , so it was nice to feel like I could just relax and take my last day in Kyoto at whatever pace I felt like.