Fort Sheridan and Openlands Lakeshore Preserve


This weekend was a welcome taste of warmer weather to come, and anyone who was wise took advantage of it! We did as well, by doing some hiking and exploring along Chicago's north shore. I've been to Fort Sheridan and the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve before, but it was significantly more pleasant this time around, with … Continue reading Fort Sheridan and Openlands Lakeshore Preserve

Five reasons to get outside!


Since about this time last year I have been involved (on and off) in a hiking group in the Chicagoland area. This isn't my first time hiking either; if you look back at earlier posts of mine, I did a lot of hiking in England as well. So, I think I can fairly tell you … Continue reading Five reasons to get outside!

Dartmoor National Park


A selection of my pictures from a very rainy Sunday morning on Dartmoor National Park, Devon county, UK. The pictures can hardly capture all the beauty, but we saw moorland, stony Tors, forests, wild ponies and old bridges in just a few hours. I would never have ventured out onto Dartmoor on my own as … Continue reading Dartmoor National Park

CS Hike The Peak District


I went on another hike last weekend with a few British couchsurfers. The destination this time was the Peak District National Park, and we were fewer in number because it was going to be a more intense hike... I thought I'd have no problem. I got picked up at 8:30am on a Sunday morning and … Continue reading CS Hike The Peak District