An overview and links to coverage of my trip to New York, Vancouver, Seattle and Los Angeles via a mix of international business class flights and long distance trains.
The photographic version of my rail journey along the west coast.
An interactive map of the rail route down the west coast of America.
From Canada to the US, by train.
An attempt to capture some of the endlessly rewarding views to be found in and of Vancouver.
Checking out some of Vancouver’s ticketed attractions – the Capilano suspension bridge, and Grouse Mountain – plus some additional wanderings.
My favourite shots from a visit to Vancouver’s aquarium – the ‘Sea Monsters Revealed’ exhibition, and a wide variety of jellyfish!
Crossing the Americas in extreme comfort, thanks to a bargain-priced avios redemption.
Highlights from my visit to Toronto, September 2011.
A little after 9am this morning found me perched on a bench with four strangers, each of us anonymously dressed in oversized red jumpsuits, further constrained by straps that pull awkwardly at limbs. I’d been temporarily relieved of all my possessions except my clothes, lest I somehow cause harm with them later; permanently relieved of almost $200; breathalysed; swabbed for narcotics; had surrendered my passport; and waived my right to sue over distress, injury or death.
All because I fancied a stroll.
A selection from my visit to Montreal, August 2011.
Gallery from my first visit to Toronto, September 2009.
A few shots of my favourite inhabitants at Toronto Zoo.
Niagara, from the Canadian side – on a day trip from Toronto.
Photos from my visit to the Banff International Research Station, and a side trip to Lake Louise.
My first real experience of immigration officers was not a friendly one…