There's a reason nearly 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every single year – it's absolutely amazing.
Want to take a break from the bustle of the city? America's national parks are a huge part of our treks, and for good reason – our Trekkers love them!
For some reason California has always been one of those places that I knew I would I love. Ever since I sat down in front of the TV watching Marissa, Seth and Ryan hanging out on gorgeous beaches living the OC dream I had been planning a visit.
The Golden State is always in the spotlight. It's in so many songs, films, TV shows, books and just about everything else that it takes on a near-legendary status. Frankly, it kind of earned it. So, you find yourself there – what should you be keeping an eye out for?
The "oohs", "awwhs", and "ohmygods" come out of every person's mouth, and the dumbfounded, jaw-dropped expression, are unavoidable. The reaction is always the same, but it doesn't matter; it's still one of the best parts of being a TrekAmerica tour leader.
Towards the end of our Southern Sun tour we made a stop at Lake Powell on our way towards Los Angeles. After a few chilly nights across the country this early in the camping season, the scorching desert heat felt great.
Tombstone, Arizona is an authentic 1880's western town. Unlike some towns that are recreated to look western, the buildings in Tombstone are the originals and the locals are proud to preserve the heritage of the Wild West.
Being one of the "crown jewels" of our National Parks system, Yosemite is a site that I get to visit regularly with Trek America. I love watching the park change with the seasons, and winter is a favourite.
"We're in the middle of the desert. There are no neighbours, so you can make as much noise as you want! You might hear some coyotes howling or the wild donkeys, but that's it. Wood for the campfire is right over there and the stars should be pretty good tonight.