Preparing for Camping Season Part 3 – Food

There’s something about cooking on a campfire or grill and eating in the outdoors that makes food taste better. However if you’re camping for more than a couple of days it’s a good idea to have a few meal varieties just to keep your taste buds on their toes while you’re camping and hiking! Investing…

Behind the Buzz: A Cuba Travel Story

Let me start by saying I did like the buildings. A few months ago after reading a few blogs and a lonely planet magazine which had included a helpful list of countries that it deemed a mistake not to visit this year, Cuba appeared on our radars. It was actually Steph who first brought up…

6 Essential Cuba Tips

Cuba is unique, no doubt about it. If anyone tells you it isn’t then they’ve missed the point. It’s ruggedly stunning, charmingly grimy and bafflingly backward. One thing it isn’t though, is what you expect it to be. Before Steph and I headed to the home of the Mojito we read plenty of information online,…

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…

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…

Prague

I got back to my hostel at perhaps two thirty, maybe three in the morning. The twenty-four hour bar downstairs was still pretty full. Bars in Prague didn’t seem to close, ever. We’d been all over town looking for good times and gritty dives. I can’t recall how many drinks Rory & I had consumed,…

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,…

A long weekend in Switzerland, what to do, where to go

Nestled in between Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Lichtenstein, Switzerland is a beautiful mix of individuality and blend of cultures. The scenery feels like it has been hand crafted and there is a general sensation of being in an advert for luxury yoghurt or chocolate wherever you go- well there was for me anyway! Snow…