Road Trip Photo Diary: South Dakota to Los Angeles

Ok, so this is probably gonna be one of the least informative posts on this blog. Just a heads up. I didn’t plan on writing this post originally, but when I was looking through my photos from my trip to South Dakota, I decided I liked all these pics too much to leave out. So I had to find a way to include them on the blog.

It’s hard to put into words how awe-inspiring the heart of America is. I’ve road-tripped through the country dozens of times, but I still fall in love with the land again every single time.

So this post is a photo diary of sorts. Basically just some snapshots of my journey home from South Dakota back to California. Big skies, open land, small towns, and tourist stops. A drive done over three days, passing through South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and finally home to California…

The childlike blue line marking our approximate journey (cause no, I didn’t actually look at the map closely and follow the specific freeways when I drew it)

START: South Dakota

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Wyoming…

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Utah…

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Nevada…

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California…

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END: California

So there it is. Will this post help prepare you for traveling to any of these states? Probably not. But the reason I ultimately decided to share this post with you is so it might serve as a reminder that the journey is just as worthwhile as the destination. Look out the windows as you drive. Stop at the weird sights along the way. Try local foods.

It’s all those small things that sometimes make the best travel memories. ❤

Author: Natalie Bates

LA-based freelance writer | Blogger | Craft beer drinker | Rock 'n roll girlfriend | Adventurer | Lover of tattoos, red lipstick, and popcorn | World traveler | Compassionate human | Photography enthusiast | Eco warrior | Celtic babe ❤️

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