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Category: The Americas

Around the World in 102 Minutes

           Have you ever been sitting in a cinema and become so involved in the plot that you literally believe you are an extra character in the film? Only to be […]

The Souvenir Dilemma

         The other day I found myself browsing through a tourist shop in London. I was amazed at the sheer quantity of gawdy figurines and tacky t-shirts that are hoovered […]

Postcard of the Week: the Grand Canyon

         The Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, is almost 450km long was formed around 40-50 million years by the Colorado River. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site and I’ve heard […]

How Well-Travelled Are You?

How well-travelled are you? The map above shows in green the 57 countries I’ve visited (if I counted the UK correctly as 4 separate countries, it would actually amount to […]

Postcard of the Week: The Grenadines

This handpainted watercolour map of the Grenadines in the Caribbean Sea just invites your imagination. The colours of the frame conjure the clear turquoise waves lapping at the soft white sandy […]