Waking up after a crazy night in Vegas without your shoes and credit card, actually seeing yourself in the mirror after said night out, and coincidentally having a heart attack when you check your bank account… all these are scary experiences you may be familiar with. But what about the genuinely freaky stuff? If you’re one of those people that enjoy being scared, you might want to check out these places:
WOOHOO! You’re going FREAKING travelling. But before you start typing that smug Facebook status, telling everyone how you’re “feeling blessed”. Take a deep breath, and follow these words of wisdom. We promise we’ll try not to sound like your mum.
1. Do what Beyoncé would do: Check On It.
Listen to Queen B, she is most wise and beautiful. Check on it. Check your itinerary. Check your name is spelt correctly. Check your dates are correct. Check the destinations are correct. Check in online for your flight. Check everything. Check. Check. Check.
You never quite recover from a trip to Greece. It’s partly the ouzo flashbacks; but mostly that it’s one of the most easy going and beautiful places on the planet.
4,000 years of history, old dudes drinking coffee outside tavernas, meze and Mythos beer – it’s a feta-fuelled fantasy of a beach hair, €5 wine and laid-back island life.
Roll on summer 2017.
1. There’s scenery like this… everywhere.
When we say ‘Vegas’, what do you think of? Neon lights, all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets, casinos and frozen margaritas? All wonderful things, but what if we told you that Vegas wasn’t just about booze and betting? We’ve compiled a list of cool stuff that you can do when you want to take a break from the madness (and these experiences harbour zero regret the following morning).
If feeling the wind in your hair and a backpack on your back is where you feel most at home, then we have just the place for you my friend: Nevada. It’s a state that’s often left undiscovered as travellers fly in and out of Vegas nursing their seven day hangovers, but you need to wander further than the strip. After all, what are travellers really about, if not for getting off the beaten path?
1. Nevada is all about the national parks
Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park. October 2016. #photopills #greatbasinnationalpark #ig_shotz_march #gbnp #ig_shotz_feb17 #thespaceout #astrophotography #milkyway #stars#longexposure #nightphotography #wearethewild #jaw_droping_shots #SuperDigital #ig_shotz_le #canon6d #canonfanphoto #americaisrad #astrophotography_ #night_shooterz
Lake Mead with its canyons and kayaking, Great Basin National Park with its incredible night skies, and Death Valley (thankfully not named for the reason you might think – although it actually has some impressive salt mounds named Devil’s Golf Course, and who wouldn’t want to check that out?). Time to lace up those hiking boots!
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