Life is in the detail

If you’re going to visit three or more national parks in North America it’s worth buying an annual pass. It can cover everyone in the vehicle (so saves you money), and you’re immediately dubbed as regulars in-the-know.

Hannah - Original Diver

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Hannah Hilton

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My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Burning man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert wearing some wacky attire - think aviator goggles and serious glittery tribal face paint
  • Canadian road trip from British Columbia to Alberta, through the Canadian Rockies calling at Jasper and Banff
  • A Riding Safari across the Okavango Delta, Botswana, to canter amongst the beasties with the wind in my hair, Okavango River water up my nose…
  • Head to Norway to seek out the Northern Lights - but not before I've nailed my camera's astrophotography settings

Best Moments

  • Scrambling up Angels Landing in Zion National Park (in 35 degree heat) on a route fit only for a mountain goat. The bleeding knuckles were totally worth it
  • Rocking up to a small horse ranch in Point Reyes National Forest at closing time, befriending the owner (so much so that he re-opened up shop) and taking a sunset hack through the forest
  • Climbing to the top of Koh Nang Yuan in flip flops, slightly hungover and incredibly dehydrated. Though not a difficult climb the view of the island was truly breath-taking
  • Taking a solo 25 mile bike ride round San Francisco taking in Presidio, Sausalito, Lands' end and Golden Gate park. Those steep rolling hills put my little legs to the test
  • Taking a boat ride around the Whitsunday Islands to Whitehaven beach where we played cricket with strangers, snorkelled with turtles and then retired to the boat for a BBQ

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Driving our RV rental through the Mojave Desert on an empty tank of gas, in the blazing heat, trying to make it to Joshua Tree National Park. Outcome? Rolling into the gas station in neutral.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Accidentally camping out (sans tent) on the Appalachian trail in Massachusetts, spotting a bear in the bushes, disregarding all bear rules (black or brown? Not sure. Stand still? Not a chance), and bolting off the trail back to the safety of our cabin faster than I'd ever moved before - or since

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