Ilkley Moor

Today, I had such a brilliant day, despite the wind, we went out as a university group for a hike on Ilkley Moor. It was a beautiful day! We got our maps, compasses and walking boots and had a fab day with great company. I love my university course sometimes! 


Ghost Town in the Rockies

A remote area in Colorado contains the small town of Dunton which was founded in 1885 by gold miners. It was abandoned in 1990, but the hot springs carried on attracting visitors until 1994 when a German entrepreneur bought it and turned it into a luxury resort. It is said to have exquisite food and incredible service with no end of outdoor activities. With it being a two hour drive to the nearest town, you really feel like your part of American History. Each cabin has luxury facilities, beds, underfloor heating and baths surrounded by windows overlooking woodland. A library is available with a full collection of a variety of books, a big leather arm chair and a wood-burning stove.

Dining is communal which may put some people off but the characters you are likely to meet in a place like that could be extremely interesting. Outdoor activities are frequently undertaken by people staying here. Hiking, cycling, riding etc. or enjoy some nice yoga in a beautiful place. Campfires in the evening, roasting marshmellows after watching an old American western movie. You can fish nearby and there are plenty of walks to complete. Why not visit the World’s smallest sauna which is situated in a wagon on wheels!

This is the only Colorado resort to win an award and many packages are available. Cabins, glamping and visiting the Dunton town house. The town is so close to the San Juan Mountains and just steps from the West Fork of the Dolores River. Prices are a bit high but it is a beautiful place, full of character, portraying a different view for a romantic or family holiday.

I am writing about this place because I am looking for places to go when travelling, when the time comes. Idea for this place came from the week magazine.


The Plan

Me (Hayley) and Ashleigh have been travelling before. For two weeks around Europe, we got drunk many times, visited some amazing countries and had a brilliant time! We visited 7 different cities  in 2 weeks so we were absolutely knackered after! We have made this WordPress account, to share with you the stories of our next trip and our next planning adventure (it’s about the planning as well as the actual adventure). This time it’s going to be bigger, better and funnier. 

Our plan is, to go to Europe for a month, interrailing around and enjoying the sites. Then hopping on a plane to America, to travel down the coast, spending money to our hearts content! 

We are going to share with you our troubles of saving money (its really hard!) our ways of planning and how we find cheap flights and hostels, and what we look for in a good deal, before we jet off on our adventure. As well as sharing this experience with you, it’ll be nice to have something to look back on after! You can also follow our instagram ‘hayleyashtravel’ 

Please join us on our journey through life 😁