I recently road-tripped Ireland and Northern Ireland and visited some of the stunning Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland. I have to first admit that I don’t watch Game of Thrones. I know, I know, I just never got into it but there’s no denying that these locations are some of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. So whether you’re a Game of Thrones fanatic or just looking to see some of Northern Ireland’s gems keep reading to hear about my visit to the Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland.
As an American, we’re finally able to go to Cuba again since the embargo during the 1960s. And now a lot more people are going to Cuba since it has become a lot easier for an American to travel to Cuba. Commercial airlines are flying direct from the US and it has become much accessible to book a trip. There are still restrictions in place; you must fall into one of the 12 categories for a general license for travel.
Heading to Cusco, Peru? Looking to hike to Machu Picchu? Want to visit an alpaca farm? Check out my video on the best experiences Cusco, Peru has to offer.
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Wildflowers are out in Southern California and everyone is out to see the “super bloom” in a variety of different places. The winter rains came down heavily in the southland which brought out more flowers and lots of greenery. Hills that were once dry and barren are now lush and green which has left us with some beautiful scenery. So here I’ll share my Southern California wildflower guide so you can visit the blooms while they’re still out.
Anza-Borrego State Park
Borrego Springs, San Diego County
I recently took a trip to Anza-Borrego State Park in San Diego County to see the flowers before they’re gone again. Anza-Borrego doesn’t usually get this amount of wildflowers in the spring, this is something rare for the state park. In fact, this super bloom is so rare for the area that it’s brought people from all over the states and even across the world. If you visit the park on a weekend, be patient and prepare for traffic jams. I visited during the week and the crowds were still pretty heavy.
Be sure to stop at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association for a free wildflower map. Also please support the ABDNHA if possible by purchasing an item (large or small) from the store. The people working the store are very helpful and recommended a loop for us to drive and see the flowers.
There’s plenty of trails for hiking and if you’re more about the hiking than the wildflowers check out the slots!
Sedona, Arizona isn’t exactly a hidden gem. I would say it’s pretty well known but not as heavily visited as say the Grand Canyon. However, Sedona is a magical wonderland that deserves a visit if you love desert landscapes and enjoy the outdoors. The backdrops of the mountains and rock formations are breathtaking. Just driving on the freeway and approaching Sedona is an experience in itself. There’s just something about the reddish-orange formations against the clear blue skies that will leave you in awe.
And if you enjoy the desert but love camping in a cooler climate then head over to Fossil Creek for the night and enjoy the activities and scenery that the area has to offer. More on Fossil Creek below.