Snowy Spring Trip to the UK’s Lake District

The snow fell heavily as we journeyed up the M6. Turning into Kendal, it seemed to be settling more and more. We were lucky to reach Ambleside in time before the roads became impassable. We had booked a few days in the Lake District in mid-February, a welcome spring break after the long dark Irish … Continue reading Snowy Spring Trip to the UK’s Lake District

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Incredible Arches National Park in Moab, Utah

Before I left for the USA, I got one serious recommendation. Whatever I did, I should go to Arches National Park in Utah. And for once, I did what I was told. And it has definitely been one of the best things I’ve done on the trip. I wandered in on Monday afternoon and drove … Continue reading Incredible Arches National Park in Moab, Utah

Classics on a Rock on an Aspen Rim Trail Run

I woke up early to blue skies, crisp air, and the sun rising over picture perfect slopes. It was my last day in Snowmass village, just outside the ski resort of Aspen. An early morning run would be the best antidote to the 5 hours I knew I’d spend in the car that day. I … Continue reading Classics on a Rock on an Aspen Rim Trail Run

Hiking to Rocky Mountain National Park’s Sky Pond

“There could be snow up there. And you'll have to climb up a steep waterfall”. He looked at me with deep suspicion. “You know you need water, food, extra clothes, and proper shoes”. The Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger was trying to put the fear of God in me. And all I said was that … Continue reading Hiking to Rocky Mountain National Park’s Sky Pond