It was colder than I had expected.
Stopping for groceries on the way home from work. What could be more picayune than this act of a tired commuter? Londoners from Ontario, Ohio, and the multicultural capital city of the UK all share this prosaic duty. None of us can escape this ritual of mundanity; this epitome of adulting. This, along with doing my laundry and the seemingly endless parade of dishes that need washing up, is one of those things that make me wonder why I put up with the expense and pressures of living in a global cultural powerhouse. Why bother, when instead of hobnobbing with the intellectual crowd at an unconference or consuming the city’s artistic treasures or enjoying the hedonistic offerings available, my life mainly consists of a routine that I could do in any London, rather than this specific London. How strange to think that this place I moved across an ocean to experience, that drew me in with its wonders and surprises and the staggering weight of its histories, could fade into a background canvas for a rote existence of going through the motions. It is amazing that this city could cease to astound through the relentless ebb and flow of the everyday.
Bathing under waterfalls, floating in natural pools, and swimming against a backdrop of nature's most picturesque landscapes are but a few pleasures permitted by Australian wild swimming. This unique activity has existed in Australia for a few years now, with many avid adventurers of wild swimming traveling thousands of miles for just an hour on but one of Australia’s winding waters.
Idaho, the Gem State, or to most known as the Potato State. What many native Idahoans like to keep secret, is that Idaho is a treasure trove for tourists looking for adventure a little off the beaten path. While Idaho may not host extravagant shopping malls or high-end resorts and restaurants, it does contain a rustic elegance that is not lost to its residents. If you are looking for an adventure filled, off the beaten path kind of vacation, look no further that these 5 must see places in Idaho!
Okay so, at the beginning of summer I was a traveling novice. I'd never left little old England and my view of Rome was entirely dependent on what the film executives in the US wanted it to be.
The bus driver is smoking. There are no passengers on the bus; it’s not scheduled to leave for another ten minutes. The window is open beside him, the smoke curling in the warm breeze. It’s not even eight in the morning, and already the sun is pounding the cracked dirt and hot asphalt, the sky as fiercely blue as it was yesterday, as it will be tomorrow. Yesterday, a fire swept over the hills, visible from our neighbour’s patio, and we watched planes buzz overhead, dropping precious water in bright curtains while the tiny figures of men in orange jackets struggled with heavy hoses.
In order to really experience the country you are travelling to, it is important to respect its ways and traditions. Most people just want to come see the sights and are not all that interested in the people, their culture, and their environment. Here is where ethical travelers tend to differ, for them responsible travelling is the most important aspect of visiting and exploring a new country.
When it comes to Cornish beaches, you are definitely spoiled for choice, with over 400 beaches to choose from, you are never too far away from the sand. And even though I live here, I have only really visited a handful of the beautiful beaches that Cornwall has to offer, but I am determined to visit as many as I can.
The Central Coast is one of the most prominent parts of the much-loved New South Wales region of Australia. This coastal region is widely famous for its surf, beaches, hinterland, and relaxing atmosphere; it is picturesque and boasts serenity and beauty. In order for you to really enjoy its magic, we've come up with this guide that will help you experience its true charm.