A self-confessed “sucker for natural wonders and beautiful landscapes”, Victoria says Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon helicopter ride were her trip highlights.
“There were so many different trails for different fitness levels and some stunning lakes, but be careful of bears!” Victoria warned.
She and the rest of the group spent the first night in the national park camping, an experience Victoria highly recommends to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the great outdoors fully.
Even though she only got to spend two days there, Victoria admitted: “it’s safe to say it was my favourite spot.”
A trip to Las Vegas broke up the outdoorsy elements of the trip and featured nights out, evenings watching the casino fountain shows, and trying to win on the craps tables.
Nearby to Las Vegas is one of the most sought-after natural landmarks across the world – the Grand Canyon. “The first glimpses of the Grand Canyon were unreal – sitting out on the ledge looking at the vast size of this landmark was so incredibly amazing,” she said. The group enjoyed pizza for dinner while admiring the sunset over the canyon, before heading up in a helicopter the next morning to see the site from the sky.