Category Mountains

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 […]

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Touring the Lake District

So I have been really busy since the spring of this year, with various vacations, weekend road trips, and a lot of work.  As a result, I’ve got so much stuff to post about now that life is slowing down a bit.  Back at the end of May, I took a weekend road trip up […]

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 […]

Taking in the view at Peleș Castle in Romania

A Fairy Tale Castle! In Romania?

Our last morning dawned bright and early, finding us back on the road towards our last destination.  We had an afternoon flight out from Bucharest, and had one more stop to squeeze in on our drive to the airport. The town of Sinaia is tucked into the Carpathian mountains and full of old buildings and […]

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 […]

Camel riding near Aït Benhaddou

The Ancient City of Aït Benhaddou

After Telouet we drove through the mountains some more, enjoying more incredible scenery with every bend in the road.  The Atlas Mountains are a truly incredible sight to behold. Eventually we arrived at our final destination for the day, Aït Benhaddou.  Aït Benhaddou was built somewhere around the period of the 17th century.  Google isn’t […]