Go with the Flo…

Go with the Flo…

Florence, Italy, November 2012:
It’s the great Italian city of art and culture and it has a permanent place on every bucket list of places to see before you die. But Florence is a daunting place… Continue reading

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Hasta la vista

Hasta la vista

Andalucia, Spain, July 2012:
Halfway up a winding pass across the Sierra de Grazalema mountains is a stretch of straight road where you can stop for a minute. Get out of the car and stand on one Continue reading

Ré of light

Ré of light

Île de Ré, France, May 2012:
“Brian is in the kitchen,” said the Frenchman as soon as he heard my name. Which was puzzling, because I wasn’t in the kitchen. I was outside in the garden… Continue reading

Stay Seine in Paris

Stay Seine in Paris

Paris for the second time, January 2012:
You may have climbed the Eiffel Tower, queued for Notre Dame and cruised along the Seine on your first trip to Paris. But there’s a lot more to see and do if… Continue reading

Original Sin City

Original Sin City

Las Vegas, February 2011:
It’s my first night in Las Vegas and by the time our party checks in to the hotel it’s 8pm here and 4am in Britain. You don’t beat jet-lag by staying on home-time so… Continue reading

Toulouse… Le Trek

Toulouse… Le Trek

Toulouse, France, August 2010:
It’s midnight in Toulouse and down on the grassy river bank hundreds of young people are sitting in circles, eating, drinking, laughing, playing guitars and… Continue reading

A King is born

A King is born

Memphis, Tennessee, January 2010:
The cops arrive in a blaze of flashing blue lights – four big guys in black leather on white Harley-Davidsons. They roll in formation to the front of our coach, make a “wagons roll” signal, then… Continue reading

Life on the ocean save

Life on the ocean save

Round-Britain cruise, July 2009:
We saw the whole thing. The tiny pilot launch racing to catch our giant cruise liner. The crashing waves as it drew alongside. The rope ladder thrown from a… Continue reading

All shook up in Memphis

All shook up in Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee, March 2009:
THREE Xs are marked in black tape on the tiled floor of Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. One records the spot where guitarist Scotty Moore stood. A second… Continue reading