Announcing My Summer Moments Road Trip!
On Sunday August 26, 2012, I will be flying from Boston to Las Vegas, NV to begin a one-week, 745 mile road trip through Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
ROAD TRIP MAP
I couldn’t be more excited to get back out to the Southwest. It’s one of my favorite places in the United State!
If I had some extra time, I would of made another trip out to Death Valley National Park. As you might remember, I spent a few days out there with my family back in 2010 and it is still one of my most memorable family trips to date. See the video from our trip here.
8/26 – 8/27: Las Vegas, NV
My one night stay in Las Vegas will be at the Stratosphere Hotel. I’ve stayed there quite a few times now and in my opinion, you simply cannot beat the deals that this hotel offers. My total cost for the night at the Stratosphere w/ taxes comes to $45.54. Many Vegas give these deals in hopes that you’ll gamble your money away once you get there but they really lose out when I come to town because I don’t spend a dime on gambing. I would rather spend my money on traveling than waste it away in a smoke filled casino.
8/27 – Bryce Canyon (Utah)
I’ll be spending one night at Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon City, Utah. Although I’m only spending one night in Bryce, I plan on spending it wisely. I am going to try my best to explore as much of Bryce Canyon as possible during my short stay.
8/28 – 8/30 – Zion National Park (Utah)
I’m extremely excited to be spending two full nights at the Quality Inn at Zion National Park. I plan on venturing out on a hike or two during my stay. I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to do the popular “Angels Landing” hike while I’m out there. That is my number one priority at the moment. As always, plans could change but I’m really planning on getting this hike done while I’m out there.
8/30 – 9/1 – Sedona, Arizona
I’ll be spending two relaxing nights at the beautiful Hilton Sedona Resort. I cannot wait to really explore all that Sedona has to offer.
Years and years ago my family and I took a trip out to Arizona which included visits to Tucson, Tempe, Scottsdale, Sedona and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We had an incredible time and to this day the number one memory from our trip was our time spent in Sedona. The Red Rock that everyone raves about cannot be justified in photos, it’s literally a place that you have to see with your own eyes.
I really hope that you’ll follow along with my Summer Moments Road Trip as I believe it’s going to be an incredibly interesting journey across three beautiful states.
I could really use your help with ideas for things to see/do, places to eat, and even some off the beaten track things along the way. Feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you!
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Haagen-Dazs 50 Summer Moments
You’ll notice that I’ll be tagging a lot of my moments from the trip with the hashtag #HDMoment. I’ll be using this hashtag in order to promote the Haagen-Dazs 50 Summer Moments campaign that is currently underway.
I encourage you to share your favorite summer moments with Haagen-Dazs as well. Here’s why…
Why share your moments with Haagen Dazs?
Not only will you enjoy looking back on the memories that you created later on this year and into the future but you’ll also be sharing your moments for a good cause.
Every time you use the hashtag #HDMoment, Haagen-Dazs will donate $5 to The Honeybee Project at UCal-Davis to assist with their honeybee research (up to $50K).
Read more about what honeybees have to do with the Haagen-Dazs 50 Summer Moments campaign here.
How to Share your Moments with Haagen-Dazs
Sharing your Summer Moments with Haagen-Dazs is super simple. You can post your top summer moments by adding the hashtag #HDMoment to your Tweets, Instagram and Tumblr posts.
50 Summer Moments eBook
When you hashtag your summer moments with #HDMoment, Haagen-Dazs will automatically collect your moments and will publish them on the Haagen-Dazs 50 Summer Moments website.
Once all submissions are in both myself and Haagen-Dazs will vote on the Top 50 Summer Moments which will then be published in an eBook later on this fall as an ode to an incredible summer full of fun memories.
Note: Submissions must be in by August 31st, 2012 in order to participate.
Well, what are you waiting for? Share your Moments with Haagen-Dazs TODAY!