Yellowstone National Park | Wyoming

Yellowstone is one of our favourite National Parks and it’s easy to see why with the abundance of wildlife and colourful volcanic activity. The route from Grand Teton to Yellowstone’s southern entrance led us through a large area of blackened tree stumps. The wildfire that caused the huge burn had only just been put out…

Craters of the moon national monument, Idaho

Out of nowhere the scenery changed from countryside with flat, dry fields to black lava flow as far as the eye could see. It was pretty bizarre! Just outside of Carey there was a hot spring nestled in the volcanic rock so we pulled up and had quite a shock after our tranquil pools in…

Taal volcanic island, the Philippines

Two long days of transport, a stop in a hotel with a swimming pool which was empty on our visit and hours spent sitting in gridlock traffic through Manila but we finally made it to Tagaytay. The town sprawls along a ridge line 600m above Lake Taal crater lake.       We met a French…

Kelimutu Crater Lakes, Indonesia

Journal snippet | December 2009 | Flores Island.  We waited beneath the ever warming sunshine for a Bemo (an Indonesia minibus) but as always they only appear when you don’t need one. We eventually gave up and decided to walk 3km uphill to the bus stop in Bajawa. Our backpacks were weighing us down and we…