Tag: Mountains

don’t waste your time at montserrat

don’t waste your time at montserrat

I’m sure many people will disagree with me, but I thought Montserrat was a waste of time. Correction - the Tot Montserrat ticket package (€50.95) felt like a waste of time. We were deciding between two options: A. Getting the public transportation package to get there ourselves, or B. Booking with a tour company that … Continue reading don’t waste your time at montserrat

how to be a tourist in denver

how to be a tourist in denver

Take in the scenery at Rocky Mountain National Park. Hike some trails. We did Sprague Lake and Copeland Falls. Both are short, beginner trails and you can do them in half a day. Just be sure to take it slow. Since you’re at a higher altitude, you’ll run out of breath quicker If you’re staying … Continue reading how to be a tourist in denver

5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

No, it’s not Mount Everest, contrary to popular belief. But the world’s tallest mountain is actually Mauna Kea on the Big Island, standing at 33,000 feet. Of course, much of it is underwater so only 13,802 feet of it is above sea level. Even so, it’s no easy feat to make it to the summit. … Continue reading 5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

hiking bear mountain

hiking bear mountain

If you’re expecting to see bears during your hike, you’ll be very disappointed. Or maybe you’ll be  very relieved. Some people say it’s named as such because it resembles a sleeping bear. While it’s unclear exactly why this mountain was named as it was, what is clear is that you will definitely get some breathtaking … Continue reading hiking bear mountain

the story of the three sisters

the story of the three sisters

The Three Sisters, or Meehni, Wimlah and Gunneddoo, are a rock formation at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains. The aboriginal legend is that three sisters fell in love with three men from a rival tribe. But because they couldn’t marry outside of their tribes, the men went and captured the sisters. This sparked a … Continue reading the story of the three sisters