Death Valley + Las Vegas

We recently visited Death Valley National Park and Las Vegas on a western sojourn to see U2 at Sphere. We absolutely LOVED this trip and cannot recommend Death Valley enough and would definitely go back. I thoroughly enjoy my desert National Parks – there’s never anyone there, the weather is always great, and the views are unmatched (if you’re a desert person). Las Vegas was wild, as expected, but I’d go back there too if there was a show or something in town that we’d want to see. Always grateful that our jobs and lives allow us the opportunity to travel and see different parts of the world. In order of appearance, roughly:

1. Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (red rock formations and narrow canyons)
2. Death Valley National Park, California (palm trees and pool are at The Oasis at Death Valley hotel inside the park, which I cannot recommend enough!) – so many amazing parts of Death Valley. Our favorites were the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point, Artists Palette and Badwater Basin. So glad that we got to see Lake Manly after the rains DVNP received last year!
3. Las Vegas (Hello Kitty cafe is adorable, Sphere is incredible, Meow Wolf is delightfully weird and wonderful, Neon Museum is delightful)

All photos taken/edited on my iPhone (a few from Geoff’s Android as well).

Geoff and I took a little trip to Puerto Rico recently. It was lovely. 10/10 would Puerto Rico again. Brilliant weather, lovely people, and a significant amount of cats. Here are some of my favorite photos I took on my iPhone 13 Mini and a few from our GoPro. The resort pictures from the rainforest at the end (pool, peacocks) were taken at Mont Carpe Diem which we highly, highly recommend!

New Orleans, Louisiana

Geoff and I had the opportunity to visit New Orleans and southern Louisiana for Jess+Steve’s wedding. It was awesome. Here are some photos of other awesome stuff we saw. :) Alas, no vampires, but plenty of alligators, swamp pigs, and visually fantastic places.

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And some iPhone5 shots. :)

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swamp tour louisiana

second line band

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