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

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?!

Highlights of San Francisco

San Francisco is an odd place. There I've said it. Everyone who I know that has visited speaks with delight of the cable cars, the steep hills and the beautiful pier. There's a problem though - I'm not convinced! Or am I? We've visited San Francisco a number of times now, usually because it's the … Continue reading Highlights of San Francisco

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