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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 […]

Wilbur’s Travels is Four Today

Those nice people from WordPress have just informed that my first post was published four years ago. That first post told the tale of my 1995 visit to the Chinese city of Guangzhou by boat from Hong Kong. 710 posts later I am still enthused and planning much more. Here are a selection of photos […]

The Roosevelt Island Cableway, New York

Sunday Photos – The Black & White Photo Challenge

Fellow train travel author Matthew Woodward set me the Twitter challenge over the past week to post a black and white photo every day. I decided to use photographs from my January visit to New York when the wintry conditions made for the perfect black and white atmospheric conditions. Add that to the iconic, photogenic […]

A-Z April Challenge – Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral

In 1999 I found myself in Orlando in Florida whilst working within the cruise industry. I had a meeting with a now defunct cruise line based in Cape Canaveral, so decided to go and see some rockets whilst there. Since December 1968, Kennedy Space Center has been NASA’s primary launch centre of human spaceflight. Launch […]

A-Z April Challenge – French Quarter, New Orleans

The architecture of the French Quarter was left largely unscathed from the havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Lucky for visitors as the area houses some of the finest buildings to be found is Louisiana’s best known city. My visit was in 2000 when I was lucky enough to be paid to travel there […]

Sunday Photos – New York Ice Skating

Central Park Bryant ParkRockefeller Center

New York Shop Window Displays

It’s Up To You, New York – Day Three

After breakfast at 8, I set off for Central Park. I had a loose plan to visit Bloomingdales department store along the way for a present for Mrs Wilbur and to take a look at the Roosevelt Island Tramway. After being delayed by watching the antics of some entertainingly zealous NYPD traffic cops, my first […]

It’s Up To You, New York – Day Two

Day Two – Monday I awoke on Martin Luther King day early once more, still not fully acclimatised to the 5-hour time difference. Today was a special day as not only was it a public holiday in honour of MLK on his birthdate, but it was also to be my first visit to the Statue […]