Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley: Team Bandana on tour, pt. 2

  Dear readers (or ghosts of readers still waiting for my next post), About eight months ago I promised you a full summary and review of the trek I did with TrekAmerica last summer, but then life – or more correctly depression –  got in the way and picking up the keyboard to blog became…

Vegas and Zion National Park: Team Bandana on Tour pt.1

It is time for me to tell you all about the amazing trip I had with TrekAmerica and fellow travelers – across 3 articles that is. The full itinerary can be found here. LAS VEGAS It all began in Vegas with a shattered phone and half a day until kick-off. I had only just arrived to…

Here and there in New York City

Manhattan I believe it is a testimony to how much I enjoyed myself in LA when, suddenly, I was at the airport, supposed to leave, but realizing I had done absolutely no, zero, zip, nill, nada research about New York whatsoever. What would I do once I landed at JFK? No clue.

Warner Bros Studio Tour, CA.

I was a bright eyed and excited girl meeting up at the Warner Bros. Studios gate. Like Disney and Universal, Warner Bros. stands behind so many great classics and entertainment productions that made up, not just my childhood, but especially my sweet teens. To be at the gate was pretty huge; like a being on…

Check me out, I was at E3!

*Throwback alert: This event happened almost two months ago, but, due to life, the article has been delayed from being published.*  I mentioned in the previous article that G was so kind to bring me to work where I could help out. This exposed me to some incredible experiences ranging from PA’ing at a music…

Meeting Georgia Van Cuylenburg

The door clicked open and we had a ‘Honey, I’m home!’ moment. Only, I didn’t walk in through the door, but was sat in her sofa, cuddling her dog, having just landed in LA and came face to face with G coming home from the office – for the very first time. From this moment…

Part 2: Disney’s California Adventure Park

*This post continues where Part 1 left off. It is thus strongly advised to read the previous post to get a complete picture of the Disneyland Resort, California experience. Disneyland was splendid and all, but the princesses were still keen to go where the Kings and Queens play. They got to Disney’s California Adventure bright and early…

Part 1: Disneyland Park, Ca.

Do you know what’s one of the happiest places of the world? Ah Disneyland. Decades of watching Disney films, dreaming about Paris, Florida – any places with a Disney resort really – and I finally got to go to the one in California. On their 60th Diamond Anniversary when the diamond decorations would be repeated…

Los Angeles Pick and Mix

In two weeks time I’ll be revealing what I’ve been up to in LA. However, as I’ve been super-duper-busy, it’s been hard to find time to check out the typical touristy things there. The list which follows is therefore very small, but here comes the few things I actually have been able to check out…

The LA Mission

Continuing on the thread of love, peace and community from the last post, I wanna tell you about the one and only humanitarian experience I’ve had in LA up to this point (I know right, bet you were all wondering when this one was going to come up). Last Wednesday, me and G – whom I’ll…

Some Mosaic Church Experiences

Last weekend (Yikes, it scares me to say that already – time flies away way too fast), I went with one of my (new) great friends (and future musical sensation) to a sunday sermon at her church, the Mosaic church. The sermon began with a concert of lovely (spiritual?) music and was followed by the…

Universal Studios

   Couple weeks ago I got the chance to visit the Universal Studios. Although always excited for a visit to a set and/or another place where movies and television have been filmed, I really didn’t know what to expect. I don’t even know if what I did expect was fulfilled once we were there. I…

Gold’s Gym (Hollywood)

I’ve been feeling tense lately; kind of edgy even though these huge fantastic things are happening in my life at the time being. Maybe I’m just waiting for it all to scramble down like it usually do – or maybe I’m missing something. I have been missing something for a long while now. I try…

Big Sur and Amtrak Coast Starlight (SF, Day 3 and 4)

Day 3 Memo to self, two days is not enough in San Francisco when you’re directionally challenged. These are just some of the things I would have liked to do if I’d had more time: Alcatraz (book in advance) Cable cars Fisherman’s wharf (I was there, but if you want to have a decent look…

The Golden – Excuse me – Fog City (SF, Day 2)

Day 2 This was easily my favourite day in San Francisco. The great thing about USA hostels is that they have a lot of tours inside and outside of San Francisco which you can book and get for a cheaper price than you might have done elsewhere. They also do daily activities which you can…

The Land of Dreams (SF, Day 1)

Finally, the first America post is ready! So the only right thing to do would be to kick off this Fairytale of the Land of Dreams at the very beginning right? So let’s do that! My very first stop in America was just that – a dream. I don’t know how many of you have…