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Croatia National Parks
Backpacking

The Lakes: Croatia’s National Parks

Croatia’s National Parks are a phenomenon unlike anywhere else, seemingly endless trails through a network of pristine lakes and waterfalls splashing into turquoise water which doesn’t look real. Here are the top two parks visited yearly, and our comparison of…

Croatia National Parks Walkway
Road Tripping

Top 10 things to do in Croatia

So you’ve been eyeing up the photos of crystal clear oceans on Instagram and seeing the flight deals to Croatia pop up in your alerts. Well, we’re about to give you ten more reasons to get yourself over there! 1….

Backpacking

Michigan: Wine Sand and Trails

Michigan is a state so often forgotten by foreign tourists, indeed I can say wholeheartedly that I too left it late to discover its varied attractions. A year or so ago we visited the Upper Peninsula region of the state,…

Chicago downtown
Road Tripping

Chicago City Guide Map and Film Unearthed

Chicago Film   Eight years ago I boarded a plane from London’s Heathrow airport, heading for the United States. Offered a job in either Houston or Chicago (and knowing a little of Houston), I chose the windy city as my…

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Backpacking

Yellowstone National Park Guide Map and Route

Yellowstone National Park As well known as national parks can be, yet as alien as another world, Yellowstone is a spectacular mix of sulfur spewing geysers and iconic roaming wildlife. There are few places left in the lower forty-eight where…

Grand Canyon Guide
Road Tripping

Grand Canyon National Park Guide

Of all the parks in the US Park System, the Grand Canyon is the most well known but equally misunderstood. With around six million visitors every year, the park is the second most visited in the US, beaten only by…

Charleston Rainbow Row
Backpacking, Road Tripping

Charleston & Surroundings Guide

If you are heading to Charleston and its Surrounding area, here is our article, complete with guide, maps and suggested self guided walking tours.  What better way to take a break and re-charge than to take a step or two…

Lake Geneva driving directions map route
Backpacking

Lake Geneva: A Weekend Away

Sometimes the city just gets too much.  This year we decided to try to explore some options for weekend trips from Chicago. The city is an oasis in a desert of farmland and as such, it’s notoriously hard to find…

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