Would you like my window seat?

We are 36,000ft in the air and the announcement comes over the tannoy: “Ladies and Gentlemen, if you look out to the left side of the aircraft, there is a brilliant view of the Austrian Alps”. I’m that person on a plane who is happy to give up their window seat. It’s not that I … Continue reading Would you like my window seat?

Half Dome: Subdome

You can read part one and part two of our trip up half dome here: Part one Part two The Sub-dome was in sight! After a gruelling but beautiful hike past Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and through Little Yosemite Valley, we reached a sign to say that Half Dome was a mere 2 miles away. … Continue reading Half Dome: Subdome

Half Dome: Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley

You can read part one of our trip up half dome here. The two trails up Half Dome split at the top of Vernal Falls. The Mist trail takes a short detour to the top of Nevada Falls (adding a little distance on to the journey), whereas the John Muir trail is a more direct … Continue reading Half Dome: Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley

Top of the Rock Vs Empire State Building?

Visit New York and one of the questions you get asked is always "did you visit Empire or Top of the Rock?". Of course we are talking about the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller Building. It seems like people are always talking up the virtues of one over another: "Top of the Rock gives you … Continue reading Top of the Rock Vs Empire State Building?