An Old Ghost-Town That Everybody Forgot

We'd been talking about trying to include a trip to a good ol' American ghost town but one of the biggest (Bodie) was a little too far off our route. Instead, we picked a visit to Grafton on the way back from Zion. Grafton was evacuated in 1866 due to flooding and fighting, with the … Continue reading An Old Ghost-Town That Everybody Forgot

Taking the Plunge: Anxiety and Travelling

I'm not going to pretend that I came up with the idea for this post by myself. I didn't. I read a post by Lauren Juliff on http://www.nomadicmatt.com which brilliantly encapsulated some of the fears I have about travelling - especially travelling alone. You can read the post here. Lately, I've been wanting to prove … Continue reading Taking the Plunge: Anxiety and Travelling

There are Botanical Gardens in the Middle of Vegas?!

Most people know that Vegas is expensive. It can be done on a shoe-string budget, but why would you? It's Vegas. Part of this city's attraction is the extravagance. There is one place, however, where you can still feel like a baller but spend nothing. I'm talking about the Bellagio. Known as one of the … Continue reading There are Botanical Gardens in the Middle of Vegas?!

Turn the Car Around

I was driving around the other day, it was cold, grey and generally typical Manchester weather. I'd struggled getting up, I had a hectic day ahead and wasn't really in the best of moods. Then I saw it. Nestled down one of the side streets, a beautiful, colourful, wall mural. I loved it! Did I … Continue reading Turn the Car Around