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

The Secret Location for the AllSpark and Megatron – Otherwise Known as the Hoover Dam

My main memory of the Hoover Dam was heat. It was blisteringly hot and that's coming from someone who had just spent a day or too baking in the Vegas sun. The problem with the Hoover Dam is that there is no shelter, none at all. So if you are planning to visit, lather up … Continue reading The Secret Location for the AllSpark and Megatron – Otherwise Known as the Hoover Dam

Diocletian’s Palace and the Basements Below

Diocletian's Palace is a sprawling network of twisting, turning streets, ruins and basements. Whilst the palace walls house the marbled streets above, below street level are a warren of passages more fitting for a horror set than a palace of wealth. Most famous for their use in Game of Thrones, as a place to keep … Continue reading Diocletian’s Palace and the Basements Below

The Terracotta Army

Every now and again, there is an opportunity to see something spectacular closer to home than you would expect. For 2000 years, the army stood underground in China, protecting the First Emperor in the afterlife. Now, parts of the army are on tour across museum exhibits and we went along to Liverpool to catch a … Continue reading The Terracotta Army