I can’t quite believe this even as I type this out, but today I can finally tell you all about something that I’ve been keeping under wraps since February. Let’s rewind shall we? An email popped into my inbox one dark dingy February afternoon, I looked up from whatever I was doing to see it was from a company called Trek America and they wanted to tell me about their blogger and YouTuber trip to Vegas. I just skimmed it and thought it was them wanting me to promote it. It had been one of those weeks where I’d received email after email about brands wanting me to do stuff for nothing, I was getting fed up and thought this was another one of those emails. But I re read it and in fact they were inviting me on their trip to Vegas. What the actual.
It was one of those moments where I screenshotted it and sent it to Henry with a WTF? He replied with an expletive as just a few short days before, Henry had said this kind of trip was his dream one. As you probably know by now, I’m quite a home bird. I like staying in, I like the company of Frank, and Henry and I’m not that adventurous. But this was my chance to be adventurous and do something I never thought I would do.
After talking to my parents who urged me to go, and Henry, I replied with yes, I want to come. That was back in February and now it’s just a few short days till I get on a plane at Gatwick to start an adventure in Vegas with Trek America.
I’m going with 9 other bloggers and YouTubers, and for ten days we’ll be exploring Vegas, national parks and seeing some rather amazing sights. It’s somewhere I never thought I’d go, and definitely not by myself. I go from being excited to nervous to anxious. It’s a fun cycle and one I’ve been doing since February. Ha Ha.
I will be blogging, vlogging, tweeting, and instagramming throughout the trip. We’ll be travelling back and forth in a bus with fitted wifi so I’ll be able to update you all throughout the ten days. But I think I’ll probably leave the vlogs till I get home as I’m not sure what the wi-fi will be like upload wise. But you can follow me on Twitter/Instagram and I’ll even try get a post up here and there if I’ve got time to check in and let you know how I’m getting on. Check out the hashtag #ITrekHere for updates on what we’re all doing.
I’m so excited I can finally talk about the trip though, I was sworn to secrecy for months, and I’ve been dying to say this is what I’m doing. I need to get my case ready, and tbh I have no idea what I’ve let myself in for as I will be camping for a few of the nights whilst I’m away. But I felt like this was a great opportunity to take myself out of my comfort zone and do something completely different. And as my friend Sarah said ‘ think of this as something to tell the grand kids. The story of that time you almost went to Vegas doesn’t sound as good does it?’
I wish I could stop worrying, but I am a little worry wort, I’m hoping that if I do get homesick, it will only last a couple of days, and I will be making Henry send me pics and updates of Frank most days. We’ll have a film crew following us around who’ll be uploading videos daily of what we get up to on the Trek America YouTube channel, so you can see a snippet of the days events then. Also there will be competitions whilst we’re away on the social and YouTube for Trek where you can win stuff such as a GoPro, Beats Headphones and even the chance to win a trip on the trail we’re doing ourselves. So keep your eyes peeled as you have to be in it to win it!
Even though I am feeling a bit nervy about it all, I feel incredibly lucky to be invited on such an epic trip. I never imagined when I started blogging that it could lead to something like this, I thought I’d get a free nail polish if I was lucky, not a 10 day trip to Vegas! Although I wish I could bring Henry along with me, I’m excited about meeting some new bloggers and hopefully making friends with them.
So now I need to go back to scheduling everything and well packing. I’m trying to wonder just how many denim shorts a girl needs, so far I’m thinking 4? Hahah. But yes, I’m off on an adventure, and I cant wait to share it all with you!!