About Will McGough

Will McGough is a writer focused on all types of travel, from swimming with pigs to parties in ice hotels. He is inspired by the spectrum of ways in which people live their lives in the different parts of the world. He enjoys the idea of waking up every day to new opportunities, new landscapes, and the new feelings that the former inevitably evoke. When not on the road, he makes his home in Denver at the foot of the Rockies, and writes about his adventures on his blog, Wake and Wander (www.wakeandwander.com).

Hiking and Camping at Great Sand Dunes National Park

As the name of its main mountain range suggests, Colorado is known for its rocky, intimidating landscape. As a result, the State attracts adventure seekers from all over the world, hell-bent on tackling the terrain. Things out west need to be “built tough,” and only … Continue reading

South Dakota: The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

  Next month, hundreds of thousands of two-wheeled petrol heads will descend upon South Dakota for the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the largest motorcycle rally in the U.S, from 4th-10th August. From demoing the newest bikes and decking out your current ride to mingling … Continue reading

The Best Ski Resorts in Colorado You’ve Never Heard Of

Every ski tourist has heard of Vail, Aspen, and Breckenridge, but those willing to sacrifice the sexy name will find they’ll not only save money, but also sidestep the crowds and ride with the locals in their favourite ski spots. But which should you choose? … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Highs: A Guide to Rock Climbing in Denver

Visitors to Denver will be pleasantly surprised by how far the city has come along as a metropolitan area, but there’s no question that most tourists still come to Colorado for one thing: the Rocky Mountains. And with the foothills only a half-hour drive from … Continue reading

Mile-High City: A Beginner’s Denver Guide

Upon arriving in downtown Denver, first time visitors might find themselves a little surprised by this mountain town’s upbeat atmosphere. Restaurants, bars, shops, cabs, light rails, high-end hotels, pedestrian malls”¦this vibrant city makes quite an assault on the senses. Denver might have been built by … Continue reading