Category Hiking

Rusty looking back down the mountainside, the car park is down by the reservoir

Hiking High Street Peak

The next morning we got up, got ready quickly, and hit the road to our hike for the day, High Street Peak.  The route took us down tiny little roads, as I’ve realized is very typical for the countryside in the UK, and over the above little bridge.  I love the little, old stone bridges […]

Looking up at the top of the Samaria Gorge

Hiking the Longest Gorge in Europe

One bright morning in mid-September, in Crete, found us up and ready to catch a cab to Chania, where we would catch a bus at 7:45 AM to Omalos, the start of the Samaria Gorge hike.  Despite how early it was, we were all eager to get going and start this hike down the longest […]

Enjoying the view after the long hike up to Pulpit Rock

The Hike to Pulpit Rock

We woke up early on Saturday to catch the first ferry from Stavanger to Tau at 6am.  We drove onto the ferry, got out and climbed the stairs to a seating area where we paid for the ferry ride, which for the two of us, with a car, cost about 200KR.  We then went back outside […]

Norway, You’re Beautiful!!

A friend and I took a Friday off from work last month and hopped over to Norway, largely, to hike to Pulpit Rock.  Our plane landed at Stavanger’s airport just before midnight on Thursday night.  By the time we got our rental car and hit the road it was around 1230am.  After getting a little […]

It wouldn't be Vlad the Impaler's castle without impaled people, would it?

Vlad the Impaler’s ACTUAL Castle (Not The Tourist Trap One)

We were up early the next day to head about an hour north of Pitesti to hike up to see Poenari Castle.  Most of you probably have no idea this castle exists, or why it is of any interest.  Turns out, Bran Castle is not Dracula’s castle.  From what I understand, Vlad Țepeș, otherwise known as […]

The Calanques

Cassis and the Calanques

My 3rd day in Valencia, day 7 of my 15 day trip, was a lazy day of slow meandering throughout the city and lots of rest.  Spending the entire previous day out in the hot Spanish sun and swimming had left me feeling quite drained.  So nothing too exciting to report for that day.  Day […]

Starting to hike up Pen y Fan!

Climbing Pen y Fan

In the beginning of June, a friend told me he was heading to Wales for a weekend, primarily to hike the tallest mountain in Southern Wales, Pen y Fan.  When he asked if I was interested in coming along, of course I said yes!  I had yet to see Wales, which I really wanted to […]