Category USA

New Orleans – The Home of Mardi Gras

Today is the last day before the start of Lent for many people, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday or simply Pancake Day. Tradition had it that you would clear out your larder of all your food and cook it up into a feast to be shared with family, friends & neighbours. This is of […]

Wordless Wednesday – Ice Skating, Central Park, New York

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #4 – New York, USA

New York City Rather like Paris, Rome & London, you instantly feel as if you on a film set when you arrive in the Big Apple, such are the number of great films set in the city over the years. The biggest joy for me in being there is just living like a New Yorker […]

Monday Morning Blues – The Statue of Liberty, New York

This week’s picture comes from a January 18 visit to the Big Apple. An unusual angle but I love the contrast between the green and the blue.

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – N for New Orleans

In 2001 I paid a working visit to New Orleans to speak at a fast ferry conference and managed to arrange a few days of leisure before my engagement. Bourbon Street, New Orleans World famous Bourbon Street was a place of revelry – Larry Flynt’s girls strutted their stuff on the Hustler Club balcony, party […]

Monday Morning Blues – Ellis Island, New York

Today’s photo to beat the Monday morning blues comes from my January 2018 trip to New York City. Ellis Island was of course the entry point for thousands of immigrants who left their homes in Europe to start a new life in USA. From 1892 to 1954, it processed approximately 12 million immigrants. Initially the […]

Statue of Liberty, New York

Thanksgiving Day – USA

The States is a land not much travelled so far by yours truly. I am very thankful that I have been to New York City, New Orleans, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis and Cape Canaveral on work related trips, but I yearn to do some Amtrak journeys one day, whilst San Francisco […]

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #4 – New York, USA

New York City Rather like Paris, Rome & London, you instantly feel as if you on a film set when you arrive in the Big Apple, such are the number of great films set in the city over the years. The biggest joy for me in being there is just living like a New Yorker […]

The New World Trade Center, New York

Monday Morning Blues – The New World Trade Center, New York

Every Monday morning I post a photo of a faraway place featuring the colour blue. It is designed to take your mind off those Monday morning blues by turning your thoughts to exciting times on your travels. There are around a dozen of us doing this now on Twitter every week and it would be […]

2018 Gone, 2019 Beckons

Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]