Category: USA

A golden ride in San Francisco

  In a lot of places I visit I have a mini Bucket List of things I want to do. In London it was walk the Monopoly Board, in Seattle it was ride a ferry boat. In San Francisco there…

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…

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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…