Category: USA

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This week’s photo: New Orleans

    I snapped this photograph just outside Jackson Square, where an artist was selling some cute cat paintings. New Orleans is an amazing city and one of my favourites among the American cities...

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Barefoot

  We were in The Haight, San Francisco, when I saw her. She was sitting cross-legged outside a tattoo parlour in frayed olive green trousers, a long-sleeved black top and beads around her neck....

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The birth of a road trip

In October 2009, a group of friends and I flew into San Francisco, rented a car, drove to Los Angeles, acquired another car, and drove to Boston. After Boston we took a bus south...

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On The Rock

The noticeboard itself was plain and black and unexceptional, but the words stood out. Right at the top was “21 March 1963”, and directly beneath it: “Assorted dry cereals,  steamed wheat, 1 scrambled egg,...

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Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Before arriving in San Francisco, all I knew about it was that it had Alcatraz and street trams. I also remembered an old song vaguely- something about wearing flowers in your hair- but apart from...

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Doors and doorways

I love taking photos of doors and windows. The right kind of door can add character to a house, mosque or temple and may even make you want to go inside and explore. Here...

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This week’s photo- Muir Woods, CA

Let’s just say that I’m not very tall, so I’m used to looking up! These are giant redwood trees in Muir Woods, taken from below. Named after Scottish-born American environmentalist John Muir, this was one...

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Tips for a great road trip

I’m a great fan of solo travel but I also enjoy travelling with friends. Looking for travel mates for short, one-week breaks shouldn’t be too difficult but if you’re talking about road trips or...

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Road trip, USA

Road trip- two of my favourite words, when put together. There’s nothing quite like dropping everything, grabbing a map and a friend or two and jumping into a car. This might sound strange, but...