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…

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…