7th September 1990

U.S.A. – Across the Pond – Early Journeys

Strolling through Tribeca, Battery Park, Greenwich Village, Soho (little French restaurants) and up Broadway through Times Square to the Bronx
30th December 2004

U.S.A. – Florida

I’ve still got jet lag, it’s pitch black outside and we’re on the edge of the Florida Everglades. Yesterday they hauled an alligator out of next-door’s pond. Suffice it to say I’m not venturing out on my own.
30th August 2008

U.S.A. – The Southern States

Atlanta- busiest airport in the world watching all the planes come in and out, three at a time .
29th June 2011

U.S.A. – Alaska

Alaska is so gorgeous I’m almost lost for words. The weather is beautiful, most of the time, except when it comes to trying to spot elusive Denali (Mount McKinley).
1st September 2013

U.S.A. – Route 66

Today promises to be exciting. An Al Qaeda red alert and a severe weather warning for heavy rain in Missouri.
14th September 2013


The train chugs past hills that gradually increase in height to mountains capped with the first snow of the winter, turquoise rivers and endless fir trees mingled with birch and aspen.These are turning a golden yellow and when the sun peeps out, as it does on occasion, the views are glorious. Unfortunately, there is still some rain as well. There are very few inhabitants, just the odd lumberjack at a saw mill or floating logs or a farmhand feeding the pigs and a sprinkle of log cabins
15th September 2013

U.S.A. – New England in the Fall

Indian summer has returned to New England and by some extraordinary good luck I have managed to hit peak fall foliage. Sunset is painted all along the verges and reflected in the still green water.
12th January 2016

U.S.A. – Miami

I have a night in Miami before I transfer to Haiti. More pastel buildings but this time art deco on South Beach. It’s about as hip as it gets.
13th August 2017

American Samoa

In the departure lounge in Apia a cynically pessimistic little Chinese man carries out a running commentary on how most Samoans need two seats and won’t be able to exit the plane door without pushing each other out.