A Weekend in Portland, Maine

A Weekend in Portland If you’re looking for a chance to getaway for the weekend, explore somewhere new but have a chance to recuperate a little, then Portland is the place for you. Quaint shops line the cobbled streets and the waterfront boasts a delicious selection of seafood vendors, restaurants and bars. A mere two…

Alaska This Year

Why now is the time for adventure Alaska was once a fantasy, a distant idea for a crazy adventure that had little chance of coming to fruition. Not anymore. In the last ten years the number of people visiting this lush, vast state has increased from a few hundred thousand to approximately 2 million per…

Unearthed Maine: A Coastal Road Trip

State number 47 on my list, how did I let this happen? Actually I know the answer to that; it’s a difficult one to build into a longer road trip, being up in the north east corner of the country means making a special trip to see it. I’d tried over the years and something…

Yosemite Essentials Unearthed

Ah Yosemite… land of Muir… serene, epic and life changing Yosemite. I have no idea how many people have written about this place, hundreds? Thousands? Certainly thousands to millions of articles. So what’s left to say? Well everyone’s version of Yosemite is different, it’s the culmination of your actives, experiences and perspective. I’ve read a…

Shenandoah National Park Unearthed

As I continue to delve deeper into the endless pot of gems that is the United States, i’m now and then reminded of the fact that I don’t know everything, and although I may think i’m sure of my top 5 favorite national parks, a place I knew little about is ready to slap me…

A Cheap Florida Beach Trip

Florida Beach Camping: Paradise on a Budget St Pete Beach, it might one of the most stunning stretches of sand in the USA. I mean really mean that. Its everything a person wants from paradise. Clear blue waters, pristine white sands, abundant bars and water sports. Many people assume you have to pay the $300 per…

State by State: Wyoming – A Road Trip Guide

State by State: Wyoming A Road Trip Guide I walked into the bar behind my two travel companions. It was a large log fronted BBQ grill with dark windows and a parking lot filled with motorcycles. Inside we wandered in ignorance toward the bar which appeared to be bustling. It was only after completing our…

Road Tripping South Ireland

Road Tripping South Ireland   Have you ever wanted to uncover the hidden gems of the emerald isle? Fantasize about driving down thin country lanes passing castle ruins and finding fairies? Well that’s exactly what I wanted to do so I spent seven days exploring the delights of south Ireland by car. If I had…

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…