The best towns and small cities in the US: Eugene, Oregon

Here’s a piece about Eugene, Oregon

10 of the best small towns in the US: Guardian readers’ travel tips

To get a real feel for the diversity and quirkiness of America, visit its small towns – where fascinating history, regional cuisine and great scenery are just some of the attractions

In the USA happiness is a place called…

Charlottesville, Virginia A new study has named Thomas Jefferson’s home town the feelgood capital of the US, but residents say that just means liberal values and a sense of community

Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas

Georgetown is the largest settlement on the Exumas with about 1,000 inhabitants supplemented by yacht owners and diving companies. The town takes about 15 minutes to walk around and the most interesting features are St Andrews Episcopalian church and the Victoria Pond, which is connected to the ocean by a narrow channel. There are someContinue reading “Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas”

Turks and Caicos Islands, Diving

According to the Turks and Caicos National Museum here in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk the reef system around the islands is the third largest in the world. The caravel that hit the reef in 1513 and is now known as the Molasses Reef wreck, was several miles out to sea and yet lies in 15Continue reading “Turks and Caicos Islands, Diving”

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies

You know you are in for an interesting travel experience when the airline weighs both you and your luggage before they let you check in for your flight. Such was the case when I flew from Providenciales to Grand Turk within the Turk and Caicos Islands today. Luckily, I had lost twelve kilos in weightContinue reading “Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies”

My thoughts on Montego Bay

Montego Bay is a party town. I am sure the rest of Jamaica is too, but I will just write about where I have been. The centre of the city is worth looking around once but there’s nothing outstanding to see other than perhaps Sam Sharpe Square and the Gallery of West Indian Art. Don’tContinue reading “My thoughts on Montego Bay”