Two Atlantic Crossings
29 October 2012 | Transport
A quick trip London-Boston-London to speak at the new state-of-the art Boston Hostelling International place, 480 beds, many of them in private rooms, lots of communal space and facilities and neatly squeezed between Chinatown and the Theater District and a stone’s th...
First Atlantic Crossing, First Jet Lag
2 December 2009 | Transport
In 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first flight across the Atlantic. And experienced the first case of jet lag.
In November Maureen and I drove from Galway to Clifden on the west coast of Ireland. Just north of Ballconneely, 4km south of Clifde...
Wolves and a Colony
14 September 2009 | Media
Last October I did some travelling in Newfoundland, Canada’s eastern island province. More recently I’ve been kicking around Alaska for a forthcoming TV program in the Lonely Planet/National Geographic Roads Less Travelled series. Two novels helped to develop my pictu...
Photographs of 2008
23 December 2008 | Places
I’m running through some travel lists for 2008. I’ve ticked off interesting hotels, my best music experiences, great flights, cars & drives and then museums, galleries & exhibitions. Today it's some favourite photographs of 2008. They're not necessarily my bes...
Cars & Drives of 2008
21 December 2008 | Transport
I’m running through my travel lists for 2008, we started with interesting hotels, moved on to best music experiences, and then the views out the window from my favourite flights. Today it’s cars and drives.
I didn’t cover a lot of distance by road in 2008. There w...