Hiking to Ala Kol and Altyn Arashan in two days | Kyrgyzstan

A single photo of this milky blue, glacial fed lake surrounded by snowy peaks was enough to entice us to visit Central Asia. So when we reached the town of Karakol in Kyrgyzstan we had to figure out how to get to this jaw dropping lake named Ala Kol. Most people do a three day…

Mammoth Terraces and trying to relax in a boiling river | Yellowstone

After a lovely morning at Yellowstone’s Canyon and lunch with a herd bison we headed west to the Norris Geyser Basin. It’s one of the hottest, most acidic areas of the park. The Porcelain Basin trail had colourful pools which were quite different from the others we’d seen. They were less clear here and more…

Shooting stars, squirting salmon and hot springs

We couldn’t resist another night under the stars soaking in one of Idaho’s many idyllic hot springs so we headed back. The skies in this area are said to be the clearest in the lower 48 and the moon was non-existent for our visit. We weren’t alone for our second night, a local guy was…

Finding paradise in Idaho

Craig and I have somehow managed to last 9 years together…with how much time we spend together it’s probably the equivalent of 25 years of marriage!! We woke up in a stunning location where the dry grassy hills all turned orange in the rising sun and deer darted away from our van as we opened…