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…

State By State: California Road Trip Guide

I looked at Mark with a puzzled expression. “Sure, why the hell not!” I responded emphatically, though in reality I had no idea what I was saying. “Right, well I’d better sort out a man date for you and Aidan then.” I’d just agreed to come along on a road trip with a friend, Mark,…

A long weekend in Switzerland, what to do, where to go

Nestled in between Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Lichtenstein, Switzerland is a beautiful mix of individuality and blend of cultures. The scenery feels like it has been hand crafted and there is a general sensation of being in an advert for luxury yoghurt or chocolate wherever you go- well there was for me anyway! Snow…

The Absolute Top Six Icelandic Waterfalls

Icelandic waterfalls reflect the country as a whole; uncrowded, majestic and beautiful in an unusual way. In the grand scheme of things, waterfalls make up just a tiny fraction of the country’s natural repertoire of wonders, but they are worth taking a minute to glance over. Never have I witnessed such an array of stunning…

State by State: New Mexico

I had two weeks off work, most of my friends and colleagues had left Chicago and I’d spent two days in my apartment going stir crazy. On day three I did what has come to be the norm when I have no day job and itchy feet, I rented a car. Two days later I…

Cyprus: North & South

Cyprus, North & South Two Unique Trips, One Amazing Island Cyprus is an island I look at as my third home. Every summer during my childhood we visited as a family and then in 2001 my parents relocated there to enjoy this wonderful country for a decade. Of course I took full advantage of the free…