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…

5 National Parks for Beginners

So you’ve seen a million Instagram photos of the parks, they look wonderful with their endless trails, rustic campfires and crazy skies. You want to hike, camp and unplug from the hectic schedule life has placed upon you, but you’re not sure where to start…fear not. The national parks are as varied as they are…

First Time Backpacking Asia

Although Thailand wasn’t my first destination, it was my first solo trip and the start of my love for Asia. Having never backpacked before I spent the months beforehand researching equipment, watching out for discounts and sales and trying on endless backpacks to find the perfect fit. The general assumption would have been that I…

An Alaskan Romance

We walked along the beach in front of the Chicago skyline, I was nervous, not quite shaking but close. I’d been looking for a place to do it for about half an hour and we were getting tired. If I didn’t do it soon the moment would pass and I’d have to wait. I sprung…

Hello Travelers!

Hello and welcome to unearthedworld! We’re so excited about what the next twelve months will bring. This website is coming together quickly, so we’ll be hoping you guys stay with us and enjoy the journey. If you keep a steady eye on us you’ll soon find helpful write-ups on hundreds of travel locations in our…