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…

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…

How to Keep Yourself Entertained Road Tripping

How to Keep Yourself Entertained Road Tripping As exciting and enjoyable as road tripping is sometimes there are days of endless driving past mundane surroundings cramped up in the front of the car. Having driven to Alaska and back from Chicago and across the States this summer I’ve spent my fair share of time in…

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…