Category Archives for "USA"

May 22

7 Secret Postcards from New York

By Abi King | USA

New York can be a tricky topic for me. I know the Big Apple well and yet I’ve not seen her in years. I travelled there regularly, know corners of her intimately and yet the world and his wife/husband/civil partner/dog thinks they know her even if they have never been. And of course, I no […]

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Jan 15

Unusual New Orleans: Honey Island Swamp

By Abi King | Make Me Think

Unusual New Orleans… Honey Island Swamp. It’s a curious name. Part sweet syrup, part fetid bog. Part desert island discs, perhaps. But whatever it was supposed to represent, I had a hard time picturing it in my mind from the colour and character of old New Orleans. The wrought-iron balconies, rainbow paint and voodoo vibe of central […]

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Jan 08

Things To Do in Daytona Beach

By Abi King | USA

Stretching along Florida’s Atlantic coast, Daytona Beach is famous for its broad sweep of beach and its status as the home of the Daytona 500 NASCAR race, held at the Daytona International Speedway. But that’s not all Daytona Beach has to offer. As veteran travel write Ella Buchan found out on her epic DriveUS1 along […]

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Oct 27

Things To Do in Boston and Beyond

By Abi King | USA

Today’s article on things to do in Boston and beyond comes from travel writer Ella Buchan, currently making her way along the US1 Highway on a trip called #DriveUS1. What started out as a musing on things to do in Boston evolved into a discussion on a subject that first came across my path years ago […]

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Sep 06

Little Boy and Fat Man in Utah

By Abi King | USA

Wendover, Utah I was dozing in the front seat, the scenery slicking from arid Nevada to salt ‘n’ violet Utah on the journey from Mustang Monument back to Salt Lake City. The early morning sun seemed breathless, as though struggling to keep up with the pace of our speed and my friends and colleagues behind […]

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Feb 18

The Secrets of Salt Lake City

By Abi King | USA

It’s confession time. Before I went there, before I saw thick tyres rumble past glittering salt, I knew little of Salt Lake City. And less still about the Mormon Church. I mean, I guessed that there was a city, a lake and some salt. And also that I wouldn’t be the first to make that […]

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Oct 05

Riding with Wild Horses in Nevada

By Abi King | USA

Riding Wild Horses At first, the salt stretched out into pools of white, turning pink with a violet shadow and evaporating into the sky. The salt made sense, as did the lake, those two words giving rise to the name of the place where we’d landed. But then the salt stopped shining, the earth reasserted […]

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