Posts/Entries

All posts/entries, for now, from almost two decades of global travel. And a few tags, too.

US Road Trip 2018

US Road Trip 2018

“Ten days, 7 states & 1,647 miles. It may not have been as epic in scale as what’s gone before it, necessitating the omission of the word ‘epic’ from the road trip title, but this stateside jaunt was epic for other reasons, least of all the company. US Road Trip 2018 was a bite-sized US family affair.”

Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard, Norway

“Towards the very top of the Northern Hemisphere and about as human as the High Arctic gets, this is as far north as one can venture without being a scientist and the furthest north man has managed to settle permanent communities inhabited year-round…People can live the Arctic here. They can experience it, understand it. Yes of course it’s out of the way, and no it’s not a location for the dilettante traveller, but it’s (relatively) straightforward to get here… and, with a bit of savvy planning, not as expensive as you might think.”

2017 – 10 From 10

2017 – 10 From 10

“From South Africa to North Korea, Canada to Greece, I somehow found the time to travel 10 countries in 2017 (yes, Kosovo is a country), a rather convenient number for the purpose of an end-of-year review. So here are 10 from 10, ten pictures from ten countries presented in chronological order from the year in travel & photography that was 2017.”

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – Introduction

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – Introduction

“… the US probably warrants more than one epic once-in-a-lifetime road trip experience. So, and a year-plus after our 9,500+ mile US Road Trip 2016, we’re hitting the US road once again. Welcome to Epic US Road Trip part II, the 2017 edition… this one is all about history; music; (more of) the Deep South; and rural drives and leaf peeping the vibrant hues of a New England fall/autumn. And yes, it’s gonna be epic all over again.”

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – Middle Colonies

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – Middle Colonies

“The ruefulness of the tragedy that was the infamous Civil War Battle of Gettysburg… stepping back in time among the Amish of Pennsylvania’s Amish Country. Reliving the birth of the nation in historic Philadelphia… stepping out on the iconic boardwalk of New Jersey’s brassy Atlantic City… Quaint little Delaware. The nautical niceties of Maryland’s Annapolis. And the instantly-recognisable monuments, those venerated altars to democracy, in Washington D.C. 450-plus miles, four days and as many states.”

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – Southern Colonies

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – Southern Colonies

“Virginia, the Carolinas & Georgia. From Arlington, Virginia in the north to Savannah, Georgia in the South. Over 1,200 miles with the ocean never too far away. There was a lot of history, a lot of water, a lot of bluegrass and a whole lot of photogenic highlights.”

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – The South

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – The South

“After 2 weeks of driving south, a right turn in Jacksonville, Florida on Day 14 saw us turning our back on the pioneering history of the Eastern Seaboard. From there on out the 1,575 miles of ground we covered over the course of a week in travelling first in a westerly & then northerly direction through The South was all about the slow and inexorable return back towards the cooler climes of New England, sill the depth of a rather big country away…”

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – Kentucky & The Great Lakes

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – Kentucky & The Great Lakes

“Just passing through. Four days, 4 States & 1,506 miles of passing through… It got chillier day by day and what leaves we saw as we approached a New England fall enticed. Yes there were highlights, a return to rural Kentucky, a quick box-ticking foray into (& out of) Michigan, the shores of Lake Erie, the shrine to America’s beloved National Pastime that is Cooperstown’s National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum & the lake-heavy forested wilds of Upstate New York’s Adirondacks the notable highs from this portion of the wider road trip. But the feeling that we were only passing through never really abated, not until the job was done and were were perched by the shores of Upstate New York state’s Lake George on the very edge of New England itself…”

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – New England & Canada

Epic US Road Trip 2017 – New England & Canada

“The culmination of the wider road trip, leaving the best to last… nothing quite compares to the fantastic foliage display one is treated to on a late September to early November foray into rural New England. And it – an autumn foray into rural New England – is quite the attraction. It’s estimated that some 8 million people descend on the region every year with each New England state tourism website doing its utmost to provide some kind of ‘Fall Foliage Tracker’ to highlight the best of the spectacle for visitors, a.k.a. leaf peepers, ‘leaf peeping’ an established and informal term for the activity of travelling to view & photograph the foliage. Don’t mind if we do.”

Bluegrass Island 2017

Bluegrass Island 2017

“The heavy-hitting pioneering & groundbreaking history; the beaches; the lighthouses; and the swashbuckling maritime vibe of North Carolina’s Outer Bank were enthralling & educational. But even they, and if you’ll pardon the oh-so pathetic pun, played a very distant second fiddle to the 4 days of foot tapin’ & VIP mingling that was the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival at Manteo’s Roanoke Island Festival Park, known for 4 days every year as Bluegrass Island.”

North Korea

North Korea

“Three days. Three days of being monitored. Three days of being chaperoned, guided, led to see only what I was supposed to see, the very best of what the North Korean capital is prepared to divulge to sceptical foreign eyes. Three days of eating where I was told and when I was told. Three days of being surprised, being impressed, being awed… Three days of a surreal buzz the likes of which I’ve never experienced before.”

Nuwera Eliya Gradil Jamaica Naushki Stellenbosch penang Heartland Vicksburg Illinois Auschwitz/Birkenau Vienna Friendship Highway sydney Coyhaique Uyuni Copacabana caye caulker Alaska Jordan Bariloche Austria Montevideo French Antilles Chefchaouen Yazoo City Valparaiso bundi Trinidad Cordell Milford Sound Mumbai/Bombay Colleville Sur Mer Spitsbergen Teotihuacan Tirana Kyrgyzstan Dahab leshan Colonia del Sacramento Belgrade Cannon Ball Jefferson Canada Lake Ohrid Prague jodhpur Macau Wilmington New Mexico victoria Vietnam El Chalten Latvia the big island Kleinbaai Rio de Janeiro St. Louis utah Montenegro kollam Volubilis New Church Pyramiden Vík í Mýrdal Myrtle Beach Hama Erlian Selma unawatuna Zhangmu Leadville Er Rachidia Ljubljana Donegal Tyumen Bogota Porto Alegre Norway Richmond South Africa Golmud Iguazu Falls East Asia Clare Vancouver Island Antrim Edinburgh Spalding Mendoza Kyllini Helen Leigh punjab Caucasus Todra Gorge Syria Marigot utila California Franconia St Paul beijing Oman Cooke City Burdine West Indies Tbilisi Varadero Cooperstown Kyoto Navajo Nation antigua chiang rai Copan Ruinas Tekapo South Carolina Arabia France Shigatse Fort William Maharashtra Buenos Aires vancouver Mount Cook Mount Sinai Margate Warsaw Williamsburg Huaraz borneo Antarctic Peninsula Peloponnese Bloomington Indiana Andijon Bruges Salt Lake City Manuel Antonio Cork Patagonia Bremen Kodari Taupo Tierra del Fuego Puerto Lopez Hartland Cholpon-Ata Lori Hungary oahu Charleston Barentsburg cameron highlands Dominican Republic delhi Perito Moreno Meknes Castries Brazil Czech Republic Kota Kinabalu Galway Scandinavia Oia Hong Kong Central Asia Nuweiba Lewisburg Yichang Rugby Salta Sint Maarten Florianopolis Hyannis Sofia Ancud hampi Greece kosovo Tetouan Llandudno Laganas Puerto Varas langkawi El Jadida Grand Forks Vatican City Cayman Islands Rosario British Columbia Russia hana Lancaster seoul Bismarck Cape of Good Hope Bar Harbor Lombardy Massachusetts Suwon Angkor Hyden Dead Sea Riga Connecticut Glasgow Jacmel Nicaragua Catalonia Palolem kovalam Indonesia Australia Bucharest Nanning Sparta Western Cape Savannah Lake George Bern Puerto Rico Ghorepani Pyongyang Memphis Iberia London Mexico New Haven Delmarva Jackson Gracanica Turkey melbourne Krakow Honduras Luxor Tipperary Kill Devil Hills Perast Cote d'Azur / French Riviera Gori Albania Samarkand North Dakota New Zealand - North Island vizhinjam Aviemore Colonial Williamsburg Isla de la Ometepe Westport helsinki Burwell Costa Rica Intercourse Krasnoyarsk Asheville Ciudad del Este Gettysburg tibet Polynesia Florence Belize City Israel Shelly Beach Harbin Sligo Olympia Antarctica Barre Dades Gorge chiang mai Appalachians Alliance Pennsylvania Colorado Siem Reap Port of Spain Chicago Algeciras sunshine coast Lake Titicaca Rio Gallegos San Juan Del Sur Puerto Natales oslo Macclenny Negril Kansas City Panguitch Romania Milan Cap-Haitien Montgomery Ecuador Dandong Prescott Kuwait Kingston Listvyanka Erie tulum Paraguay Virpazar Chesapeake Toronto Scottsbluff Blugaria Santiago Barcelona guadalajara Tallahassee ataco Hawaii anjuna Cuenca Bukhara Salina Olive Hill Egypt Loja dubai Overberg Rincon Scotland Abu Dhabi Wadi Rum Muriwai Beach Cheyenne kenai peninsula New Jersey Montana copenhagen Essaouira Danang Lubec Imjingak Juayua Chongqing kandy tomsk Bishkek Jungfrau Roanoke Island Paju merida Italy Pristina colombo Guayaquil Urumqi Plovdiv Cape Town Northern Ireland Havana Berlin Chichicastenango Monte Carlo Medicine Bow Cleveland Tegucigalpa Prishina Fes bay islands Luquillo bali Muine Durango Svalbard Jeju Buford Sneedville Pucon north car maui Rockfish Gap USA Mostar Monaco San Martin de los Andes South Ossetia Tashkent Caleta Tortel Nashville Lithuania Mongolia Vilnius shanghai Boracay Netherlands Antilles Dyess Istria Peninsula Te Anu Hatch Colombia Rotorua boquete Kijong-dong / Propaganda Village Central America Adirondacks mysore Chandigarh queensland Roseau Georgia Billings Normandy North Korea Imlil Willemstad Aspen Paros Germany Falmouth Lexington Ionian Islands Maynardville Trujillo El Calafate South Shetland Islands Cornelia Pensacola John O'Groats Cochrane Isla Isabela Stepantsminda homer Mississippi Delos Muscat Trinidad and Tobago Front Royal Kathmandu Atlanta vladimir Middle East Saint Petersburg Stanstead Srebrenica Iceland Vermont Machu Picchu Mobile Mesoamerica Trieste United Kingdom Bulgaria Elim Bethlehem Rosine solola Kolkata / Calcutta Malaga galle North America Bratislava Delft South Korea Page Khiva managua Argentina chengdu Ping An Tena Franschhoek Pula goa Arlington Tuymen Sweden Rome stockholm yucatan wicklow Mestia Portland Andalusia Morocco Sri Lanka Philipsburg key west Santorini Camaguey Panajachel Slovenia Omaha Lima Lago De Yojoa Wellington Switzerland Brasov Belgium san salvador Santa Marta Nebraska Petra Tennessee Ghent Costa del Sol Bran Peru Grand Cayman Perm Dubrovnik Moulay Idriss Arkansas Durres Niagara Manteo Guilin Kayenta Istanbul Novosibirisk West Virginia Alausi China Santa Rosa de Copan Almaty Noosa Aleppo Hermanus Canyon Village pushkar Washington D.C. Port Waikato anchorage St Cloud Atlantic City Aysen Nevada Santiago Atitlan uxmal Podgorica Provincetown Skye Outer Banks kerala Zante Tuscany Shenandoah Lewes fort cochin Hiroshima Sinuiju Hoi An Japan agra Mtskheta Midelt Greymouth dublin Walker Hanoi Alaverdi Woodstock alleppey Mystras Dorasan new south wales san francisco Nepal Tallinn Southeast Asia Cape Reinga Estonia Croatia Honolulu Burgundy Sint Maarten / Saint Martin Baltic States Littleton Rissani Quito Nacoochee Village The Balkans Kerry Twin Lakes Cannes UAE Banos Sao Paulo Punta Arenas las vegas Madaba Michigan Guanajuato coba Bird in Hand Birmingham New Zealand - South Island Budva Puerto Rio Tranquilo Warwick North Macedonia irkutsk New Hampshire Porto Montenegro Portugal Fengdu Charlottesville Chiclayo New York Lhasa Christchurch Bolivia seward yangshou Ireland Foz do Iguacu Jacksonville Mississippi Delta Pisa Maine mafra Panmunjom lamanai Saint Stephen lisbon Treasure Beach Bloubergstrand Torres Del Paine Fenwick Island Pokhara Cape Cod Cherbourg Panama Providence Netherlands Verona Poland hohhot Kotor Ghandruk Jamestown Sepilok Eastport Simon's Town byron bay Annapurna Florida seattle Kuala Lumpur Washington Castro Minneapolis Suez Longyearbyen Queenstown Mykonos Ticonderoga Nice karnataka chetumal Campania siberia Fort Yates Burlington Santo Domingo Cambodia Louisiana Reykjavik Ilha de Santa Catarina Jebel Toubkal granada The Catlins Slyudyanka Maryland Cetinje Transylvania Datong Philippines Meridian Montego Bay Lesser Antilles Idaho Upstate New York Ocean City Zakynthos Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Australasia moscow China & Tibet Astana Flanders varanasi cancun santa ana Tupelo west bengal tijuana New York City Appalachia Crow Agency Yerevan Yekaterinburg Ushuaia Beaver Dam Sinai Campobello Island Owensboro Ingapirca Uttar Pradesh Fajardo Lauterbrunnen Alpine Kobe Alexandria Damascus porto Dayton Uruguay Nasca Tangier Xian Stirling Mayo Coeburn ABC Islands Belize Denmark Missouri Pompeii Puno Asuncion busan Delaware ipoh Ontario waikiki orange walk Mandeville Montreal Greater Antilles Invercargill Lakota Cortez Virginia Concepción de Ataco Hatteras Island Garden City Hout Bay Sabah Zugdidi Singapore The Arctic Guatemala Chile Bangkok Indianapolis Panjim Highland Serbia Matauri Bay Saint Lucia Nara Gyantse Ullapool Grand Lake Erg Chebbi San Juan Merzouga Bosnia and Herzegovina Torrington Gyeongju Wyoming flores Maracaibo Easter Island Veneto jaco Laramie Minnesota Marrakesh casablanca The Caribbean / West Indies Sarajevo Bentonia Annapolis ubud Caen Gangnam Nags Head ella kuta leon Abkhazia Parikia Macedonia Chelsea Teec Nos Pos St. Lucia Ouarzazate copan san diego Montanita Fox Glacier krabi Paris Oregon England Skopje Santa Clara brisbane Kona Lockerbie Ipiales Ica Custer Cienfuegos ericeira Zagreb El Alamein Cologne Santa Roas de Copan Granby Wadi Musa Crown Point Kentucky Medellin Aqaba Marbella Venice Madrid North Africa L'Agulhas Chiloe Galapagos Islands Montpelier Iowa Amsterdam Tobolsk amritsar Syracuse Popayan Amman Tinos Greenfield hilo Haiti Quebec Hue Como Bluffs Malaysia Estes Park Beulah North Carolina San Jose Los Angeles Antwerp Himeji Hispaniola Lincoln Nizhny Novgorod Tivat South Dakota Cairo Sucre Montville Whangarei Budapest Sandy Hook Logan New Zealand baltimore Trinidad & Tobago Tongariro Wisconsin Andros Indian Subcontinent Cartagena Palestine Knoxville Puerto Ayora El Salvador Armenia George Town miami Punta Cana West Yellowstone Sunauli Cusco Bodie Island Kilkenny Rhineland New England Venezuela Shakhunya Giza Gansbaai Brainerd Port-au-Prince Veliko Tarnovo Saint Martin Philadelphia Kazakhstan Bemidji Galapagos Mexico City Hora Northland Deadwood Clarksdale Emei Shan Panama City Uzbekistan Gibraltar Finland Bluegrass Potosi Puerto Villamil Dunedin Jersey Shore Jackson Hole Galax Rapa Nui Trakai India Alabama Ocho Rios Guangzhou Guiyang Jerusalem boston Arizona Essex Lahaina New Orleans Dijon Hospet Prattville El Chaupi Soufriere Cuba Ohrid Monticello Ashland Deception Island The Cyclades Piura Naples Madison ulan bator Ohio suchitoto rajasthan Stepantsminda/Kazbegi Rhode Island Fort Payne Nikko Cordoba Slovakia Yongin Drake Passage Ait Benhaddou Quebec City South America Toledo New Brunswick Wanaka Tingri Curacao Spain La Paz Brussels Tokyo Thailand Brian Head Osh Dominica Jenkins Cape May tikal

Pin It on Pinterest