Half Dome: Vernal Falls

Half dome is not for those who are only half prepared. We prepped *a lot* and we only made it to the subdome. Only is a funny word though. For me, only reaching the subdome isn't a failed attempt. What some would call failed, I call successful (and arguably one of my biggest achievements). Half … Continue reading Half Dome: Vernal Falls

Transformers, Simpsons and a DeLorean: A Visit to Universal Studios LA

I'm a theme park girl - the adrenaline and excitement make for a brilliant day out. Wandering Beeb is less of a theme park guy and so a trip to Universal Studios was more my idea than his. We really didn't need to worry though as the day had lots for both of us. The … Continue reading Transformers, Simpsons and a DeLorean: A Visit to Universal Studios LA

Road Trip Pit Stops

Often when we travel, if there are a few of us, we'll hire a car to get about. The flexibility it gives us is well worth the money and allows us to see things that are a little off the beaten track. It also means that if we see something interesting, we can just pull … Continue reading Road Trip Pit Stops

The Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum is easily one of the most recognisable landmarks in Italy. Outlined against blue skies, it looms over Piazza del Colossel, imposing and inviting in equal measures. Home to gladiatorial games, the Colosseum's history is steeped in blood. The amphitheater is a huge structure, capable of holding around 50,000 - 87,000 people and widely … Continue reading The Colosseum, Rome