DAY 1

Aug 11 2018

Changi Airport Singapore

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San Francisco International Airport

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Boise Airport

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Touched down after a 17hours flight and met up with my brother who I haven’t seen in a year! Heading into town to do some grocery shopping for dinner!

Boise Airport

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Mountain Home

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Surprised that the sun sets at 9.30pm!!!!! Eating dinner while the sun is still up is a little weird. Can’t wait to really start the adventure tomorrow!

DAY 2

Aug 12 2018
Good morning America! First full day here and heading to breakfast!

Mountain Home

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Shoshone Falls

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After lunch, headed back to the brother’s place to rest while he went to get his hair cut. It’s gonna be a full day out exploring Idaho! First stop is gonna be Shoshone Falls in Twin City.

Shoshone Falls Park

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Bruneau Dunes State Park

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After spending an hour at the Falls, the brother decided to bring us to the Sand Dunes. Definitely had fun climbing up the dunes, which was really tiring, but worth it! Would have been fun if we had the sand boards to slide down the dunes.

Back in our airbnb after dinner. I really like how the sun sets so late (9pm and it’s still bright!) because I feel like I have more time sight seeing! Now that we’re home, gotta start packing the luggage before heading to bed!

Good night Idaho - early morning flight tomorrow because, we are heading to Vegas!

DAY 3

Aug 13 2018

Vegas bound baby!!

Boise Airport

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McCarran International Airport

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MGM Grand

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Checked into our grand hotel after renting the car and finally finding our way into the hotel’s carpark. Pretty happy with the hotel - clean, and the toilet is clean too even though it has a bathtub (plus points for a nice modern toilet - I’m very particular about the toilet). Time to head out to grab some lunch.

Settling for lunch, had their Super Spicy Shoyu Ramen which was super spicy! I can generally take spicy food - i always go for the highest spice level when having Mala Hotpot but this Super Spicy Ramen had me going to the washroom later!
Heading back to rest before exploring The Strip of Las Vegas.
Walked past the Fountains of Bellagio and decided to wait and watch the water show before heading in to take a look at the hotel itself. Cirque de Soleil’s ‘O’ is one of their resident shows which I really want to catch but have no time for, unfortunately.
Been wanting to try this - let’s see if it really is that good - before it comes to Singapore.

Knock out back in the hotel - early morning tomorrow again because we are heading to Arizona for 2 days 1 night!

DAY 4

Aug 14 2018

Road trippin’ in the US for the first time! Heading to Page, Arizona but first, making a stop at the Grand Canyons! Grabbing McDonalds breakfast to eat while on the road - excited to get started on the drive!

MGM Grand

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Grand Canyon National Park

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Unfortunately before we could start hiking, it started to drizzle. A slight drizzle started getting heavier and we had to take shelter in the visitors centre. When it seems like it was stopping, we headed back out - only to find the views being blocked by the clouds. The strong winds made it much colder than it was too.

Grand Canyon South

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Page

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Decided to just head over Page and check in to our hotel - while stopping at the scenic view points along the way - WHICH WAS STILL FREEZING BY THE WAY 🙁 Gave up and made our way straight to Page as night began to fall. It was like driving into nothingness as the roads were dark and there weren’t many towns nearby. Mama was secretly getting worried that we were lost because we DIDN’T HAVE DATA AT ALL. What an unforgettable journey to Page 😅

Finally found our hotel after the long drive and getting somewhat lost in Page - to find out that oh, our mobile service provider sucks in that town. No wonder we still couldn’t get any signal on our phones even though we were out of the mountains.

Dinner, then bitting the beds after the long journey here.

DAY 5

Aug 15 2018

Breakfast early before making our way for our Antelope canyons tour! Decent spread for the hotel. Here’s to good weather today!

Hyatt Place Page / Lake Powell

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Antelope Canyon

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Antelope Canyon

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Horseshoe Bend

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Horseshoe Bend

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Las Vegas

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About a 4hours drive back to Vegas. Got a flash flood warning over the radio suddenly which surprised us, besides my brother, because we don’t get that back home.

By the time we reached back to our Vegas hotel, it was about time for dinner. So after a short rest, we headed to this recommended seafood place - which reminds me of the Dancing Crab restaurant back home.
Back to our hotel to rest, especially for the little brother who drove us to Page and back! 😘

DAY 6

Aug 16 2018
Good morning!!! Breakfast at this local favourite place - and woah it sure is crowded early in the morning! I mean there was quite a queue! This place had a very homely feeling, definitely felt welcomed.

Mr. Mamas Breakfast And Lunch

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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

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AND THEN IT WAS TIME FOR IS TO GET STARTED ON OUR SHOPPING! We spent the entire afternoon there, and i must say that i am happy with my loot. It’s not about the quantity but the quality 🤣 It’s better that my brother has further discounts for us on top of the already existing discounts the outlets have!

Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

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Monta Noodle House

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DAY 7

Aug 17 2018

MGM Grand

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McCarran International Airport

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Los Angeles

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Next leg of the trip: Los Angeles, let’s go! Cannot believe we are half way through this holiday 😕

Checked in to our airbnb apartment, was not exactly what we expected, and wasn’t a very good experience for my parents considering that this is their first time staying in an airbnb

Before starting the sightseeing, we first had to settle lunch. Found our way to this Vietnamese diner which had really good pho!
After lunch, time to look around. Walked around this market - one side was the Original Farmers Market, with food and little souvenir shops, if you walked further up it would be the more upscale shopping area.

Headed back to our airbnb to rest and do laundry before heading out for dinner. There was quite a load of clothes to wash and dry. We had Korean BBQ for dinner after walking around a really crowded Koreatown finding a restaurant to dine in!

DAY 8

Aug 18 2018
Alright! First full day here in LA to explore - and we are heading to the beach 🏖

Santa Monica Place

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Santa Monica Pier

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Santa Monica Pier

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Beverly Hills

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After spending the whole morning and early afternoon enjoying the sea breeze, and surprisingly, shopping - made our way to Beverly Hills and Rodeo drive. Which is essentially like Singapore’s Orchard Road.

Rodeo Dr

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Carney's Restaurant

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It was a rather tiring day because we did quite abit of walking. But this is just the beginning of the amount of walking we will be doing.

DAY 9

Aug 19 2018
So we visited alot of American TV show sets, which i don’t watch so often sooooo, i wasn’t very keen. They did have a small exhibition for the wizarding world of Harry Potter and DC comics but it wasn’t mind blowing. We did get to visit Ellen’s studio set which was really cool!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

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The Last House on Mulholland

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Hollywood Sign

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Walking around and spotting the Hollywood stars is really something that you can skip. It’s underwhelming, lined with people dressed in costumes wanting to take photos with tourists and everyone was stepping all over the stars. Skip it, seriously.

It was cold being up at the Hollywood sign, so warm soup was definitely something we wanted for dinner! Headed to Koreatown which was near our airbnb for some nice hot korean stews.

DAY 10

Aug 20 2018
Our last full day in LA before heading off to San Fran! First, we did laundry in the morning before heading off to Olvera Street - a mexican street here in LA for lunch.

DAY 11

Aug 21 2018

Los Angeles International Airport

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San Francisco International Airport

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Hotel Spero

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Lombard St

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Fisherman's Wharf

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PIER 39

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Hotel Spero

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DAY 12

Aug 22 2018

Hotel Spero

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Cliff House

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Sutro Baths

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Fort Point

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Fort Point

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Haight-Ashbury

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Haight-Ashbury

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Twin Peaks

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Twin Peaks

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Chinatown

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Union Square

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Hotel Spero

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DAY 13

Aug 23 2018

Hotel Spero

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The San Francisco Cable Car

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Fisherman's Wharf

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Pier 1

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Union Square San Francisco

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Hotel Spero

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Fisherman's Wharf

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Hotel Spero

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Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop

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Hotel Spero

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DAY 14

Aug 24 2018

Hotel Spero

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San Francisco International Airport

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