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…

Gift ideas for travelers

Gift Ideas for the travelers in your life It’s getting to that time of year again when we shower our loved ones with gifts and kindness. Now I am one of those people that will search high and low to make sure I get something that the individual will not…

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.…

A Winter Getaway in Washington DC

As we make our way through November and the festivities get ever closer a break away to escape the stress of Christmas lists or enjoy the twinkling lights and snow of another city is great this time of year. If your pushed for time make it a weekend or luxuriate…

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…

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…

How photography funds my travel with Gene Pembroke

How to fund travel, with Gene Pembroke A few months ago whilst meandering around a local street market we came upon a photography stall with some stunning travel shots. Automatically intrigued we took a closer look only to find each image came with a story of how it had come…

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…

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…