Preparing for the Camping Season

So the weather is warming up and the days are longer, which can only mean one thing. Camping season is upon us. Now Rich and I will attempt to pitch a tent any month of the year, but we can’t wait for Spring to be in full flow to really dust off the gear and…

6 Essential Cuba Tips

Cuba is unique, no doubt about it. If anyone tells you it isn’t then they’ve missed the point. It’s ruggedly stunning, charmingly grimy and bafflingly backward. One thing it isn’t though, is what you expect it to be. Before Steph and I headed to the home of the Mojito we read plenty of information online,…

Cuba: What it’s really going to cost

Cuba is fascinating, there’s no way around it. The country is filled with fast driven classic cars, the most colorful buildings you’re likely to see and the whole of Havana looks to be crumbling before your eyes. If you’re interested in seeing that, then you should jump on a plane and go. In fact, almost…

State by State: Kentucky – A Mammoth Cave Guide

Mammoth Cave National Park & More Sometimes the need to escape on a mini adventure is overwhelming. Weekend warrior is a well used term these days as so many people feel an increasing urge to escape the hustle and bustle, find some peace and enjoy the calming influence of the countryside. Last weekend we gave…

Visiting England

Visiting England Advice from a Local This article has been bubbling away in my mind for a few years now, pretty much since I moved to the USA seven years ago. I noticed very early on that my daily conversations where somewhat formulaic. I’d be in a line for food or talking with a friend…

How to Plan & Enjoy a Hiking Trip

How to Plan & Enjoy a Hiking Trip Have you spent too long looking at random Facebook and Instagram posts depicting images of mountains and rivers and a hiker, boots laced with the sunset disappearing in the distance? Do you look enviously at photos of people camping, gathered around a roaring fire with a beautifully…

The Yorkshire Dales: Unearthed

Yorkshire Dales I was born in Yorkshire, in the town of Wakefield. Its a town that wikipedia states was significant in the middle ages for its wool trade. I left when I was young. In fact, I left the entire county of Yorkshire when I was very young, but family remained and I’ve revisited throughout my…

Encountering Denali Wolves

Encountering Denali Wolves: I’ve never particularly felt threatened by animals. Aside from a brief shark encounter whilst scuba diving and being knocked over by a bulldog at age seven (more of a comical scene than a scary one according to passers by), nothing too terrifying has ever occurred. In fact its the animals which seem…

Europe: A Visit to Dresden, Germany

Dresden I always like to know a little about a place I’m traveling to, not in terms of opinions or even necessarily highlights, but a little history to put it in context. On my Dresden arrival I knew the following; Dresden is in Germany. No really, I knew absolutely zip. It’s embarrassing really but it’s…