Salt Lake City, the starting point for our road trip up through Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.

First lets start with our fantastic flight and customs experience on arrival. We choose to take Delta’s direct flight option from London Heathrow and were glad we did. The flight, service and staff were great and this route seems to be largely overlooked by the Brits; there were only a few of us on the flight. Why is this awesome you ask? Well, it meant that upon landing the non US nationals line at customs had just 5 people in it! what a result, we went from touch down to picking up our hire car in about 30 minutes.

We allowed ourselves a day and a half to explore, mostly the downtown area in and around Temple Square. This is about the right amount of time. We were surprised how small and compact the heart of Salt Lake City actually is and because we arrived on a Sunday it was very quiet indeed.

Temple Square was a fascinating place to visit to learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Mormons in general.

We also took in a tour of as many outdoor shops we could find to stock up on camping gear and supplies for our time in the National Parks.

Our stay in Salt Lake City was concluded with a dinner of epic proportions at the Cheesecake Factory.