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…

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…

Chicago in Winter

As the winter slowly comes to an end, visitors to Chicago (and plenty who live here too) are wishing it was already spring. Bringing warmer weather, spring means the arrival of many of the markets and festivals, so it’s easy to sit around and forget that Chicago has plenty of fun activities to jump into now, some of…

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…

Off Season in the Rockies, Colorado

Off season in the Rockies, Colorado Colorado is fast becoming one of my favorite places in the States. The beautiful scenery, fresh air and amount of activities to do all contribute to why Colorado is so wonderful. You can go to relax. hike mountains or act like John Wayne and horse back ride, sample all…

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…

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…