Category: North America

A night at the NBA: Sacramento Kings v Utah Jazz

Hot dogs, screaming fans, cheerleaders and quality sports – is there anything about an NBA game that doesn’t sound fun? I like basketball, although I’ve never had much interest in the NBA bar watching Space Jam a few times. But basketball is a big…

If you’re going to San Francisco…

I’m gathering up my things ready to disembark the Coast Starlight when the gentleman at a nearby seat, realising my destination as we approach the stop, starts telling me about San Francisco. “It’s a dirty city,” he says. “And you’ve…

9.45 to Emeryville

Riding on a train has a certain romance – one that has me taking a lot of pictures in black and white. I feel under-dressed in my comfy leggings and hoodie. Perhaps I should be playing cards or reading a book…not…

Giants on ice

There are an unsettling number of things that give me away as a foreigner.You might think the accent would do it, but with so many Australians in Vancouver, people never know if you’ve been here for 20 years or 20…

Meat & Bread

Meat & Bread: Vancouver’s top sanga!

If Meat & Bread doesn’t have an award or something for making Vancouver’s best sandwich – it should have. This was one of my favourite places to eat while I lived I the city.

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The Newseum: Washington’s most relevant museum

I’m not a journalist because I love to write or because I believe so strongly in the power of the Fourth Estate and the public’s “right to know”. I just love knowing stuff. I love news. I love knowing what’s…