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…

A Winter Getaway in Washington DC

As we make our way through November and the festivities get ever closer a break away to escape the stress of Christmas lists or enjoy the twinkling lights and snow of another city is great this time of year. If your pushed for time make it a weekend or luxuriate with an extra day or…

State by State: Utah – A Road Trip Guide

State By State: Utah A Road Trip Guide At first I overlooked it. On a trip around the states in 2008, my two travel companions and I needed to swiftly get from Yellowstone to Vegas, and so we took a night drive and, obviously, saw nothing of Utah other than a Salt Lake City coffee…

Prague

I got back to my hostel at perhaps two thirty, maybe three in the morning. The twenty-four hour bar downstairs was still pretty full. Bars in Prague didn’t seem to close, ever. We’d been all over town looking for good times and gritty dives. I can’t recall how many drinks Rory & I had consumed,…

A Guide to England- Gems of the North East

The North East of England is bursting with culture, it’s own language and the friendliest people. Bordering Scotland, this is the furthest North you can get in England and it creates a different experience with the two nationalities living and blending together. Having lived in Sunderland for three years I got a chance to experience…