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…

How the U.P. Won the Civil War

How the U.P. Won the Civil War In high school I picked Geography. I considered all of my options rather carefully, thinking about future careers, further educational routes and academic prestige, then I threw them out and decided that it would be easier to color in maps. At age fourteen I really didn’t give two…

You Can Road Trip Cheaply

You Can Road Trip Cheaply I know what you’re thinking: a road trip sounds really fun but how can I do it without it costing thousands of dollars and ending up being so expensive you may as well have just booked a hotel and flight. Road trips don’t have to be costly, and you can…

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,…

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…

Five Road Trip Money Savers

Now most of these are going to sound obvious but just making a small adjustment can save you huge amounts on your road trip. I tried all of the following tricks this summer on our four week road trip around the West Coast of America and I was shocked how much of a difference they made…

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…