Category Archives: Travel

Nashville

In the Tennessee State History Museum an exhibition on ‘The Common Man’ in the nineteenth takes pride of place, alongside artifacts belonging to the State’s most noted son, Andrew Jackson. It is an honest ensemble. Tennessee was founded by itinerant

Nashville

In the Tennessee State History Museum an exhibition on ‘The Common Man’ in the nineteenth takes pride of place, alongside artifacts belonging to the State’s most noted son, Andrew Jackson. It is an honest ensemble. Tennessee was founded by itinerant

New Orleans and Memphis

It is hard to believe that once upon a time, America was derided as a place that could not export its culture, and succeeded only in producing cheap imitations of art forms and products that Europeans believed that they had

New Orleans and Memphis

It is hard to believe that once upon a time, America was derided as a place that could not export its culture, and succeeded only in producing cheap imitations of art forms and products that Europeans believed that they had

Las Vegas

Chances are, if you know anything about Las Vegas, you will already have an opinion about the place. Sin City didn’t earn its name lightly. As one of the earliest states to legalise both gambling and prostitution, and with an

Las Vegas

Chances are, if you know anything about Las Vegas, you will already have an opinion about the place. Sin City didn’t earn its name lightly. As one of the earliest states to legalise both gambling and prostitution, and with an

Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles is one of the oddest in the United States. A conglomeration of many cities, some of them equally famous as the extended area, some of them less famous and many unknown, spread out over a

Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles is one of the oddest in the United States. A conglomeration of many cities, some of them equally famous as the extended area, some of them less famous and many unknown, spread out over a

San Francisco

The term ‘bellwether’ resonates more strongly on the American side of the pond than the European. Pundits use it to describe a political omen, so that a State that typically gives its electoral college votes to the eventual victor in

San Francisco

The term ‘bellwether’ resonates more strongly on the American side of the pond than the European. Pundits use it to describe a political omen, so that a State that typically gives its electoral college votes to the eventual victor in

Chicago

I have no idea whether George Orwell ever visited America, and if he did, whether he went in search of a drink and some mild entertainment. Orwell, whose essay on the humble pub inspired JD Wetherspoon to launch his franchise,

Chicago

I have no idea whether George Orwell ever visited America, and if he did, whether he went in search of a drink and some mild entertainment. Orwell, whose essay on the humble pub inspired JD Wetherspoon to launch his franchise,

Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls

The differences between Canada and the USA strike you more immediately than the similarities, although it is possible that that is always the case when moving between two places you know little of. There is an assumption that Canada is

Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls

The differences between Canada and the USA strike you more immediately than the similarities, although it is possible that that is always the case when moving between two places you know little of. There is an assumption that Canada is

Boston

‘It all began here.’ This legend, displayed on the Walls of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is not strictly true. Fenway is indeed the oldest sports ground in continuous use in the United States, but its construction

Boston

‘It all began here.’ This legend, displayed on the Walls of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is not strictly true. Fenway is indeed the oldest sports ground in continuous use in the United States, but its construction

New York I

No single fact, anecdote or theory can adequately explain New York City. The State is known as the Empire State, though it has often been a refuge and lavishly commemorates the religion of freedom that so many Americans subscribe to.

New York I

No single fact, anecdote or theory can adequately explain New York City. The State is known as the Empire State, though it has often been a refuge and lavishly commemorates the religion of freedom that so many Americans subscribe to.