Archive for Write Around the World

Traveller’s Log: A Grand Day Out

6.15 am. I wake in Sedona, Arizona, USA, a small town 4,500 feet above sea-level and 120 miles north of the state capital, Phoenix. With snow forecast for tomorrow, it has to be today. Read More →

Traveller’s Log: Can Nature Heal?

Whilst performing my morning exercise routine, I noticed in the growing light that the usually beige kitchen blind had turned pink. I flung a fleece on over my nightshirt, grabbed the camera and hobbled out of my cabin in my as-psychedelic-as-the-pink-sky slippers. I gawped as crimsons, yellows, scarlets and reds radiated behind the Southern Alps Read More →

Traveller’s Log: What Price Alaska?

Over one hundred and fifty years ago, in 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the USA for $7.2 million. That’s approximately $125 million in today’s money. Or £100 million; the cost of not many mediocre footballers. So what price Alaska now? I pondered this whilst enjoying pancakes, bacon Read More →