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

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?

Clearing Out the Cobwebs At Malham Cove

An hour and a half's drive from Manchester led us to Malham, a small village with a huge rock cove and beautiful views. Stocking up on Kendal Mint Cake and Snickers, we set off on the 8km round trip from the village to Malham Cove, stopping at Janet's Foss and Gordale Scar on the way. … Continue reading Clearing Out the Cobwebs At Malham Cove

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