Classical and Brutalist architecture in the US capital.
Conditions limited my outdoor activities in DC, but fortunately I had booked a few indoor attractions in advance.
Weighing up my claims to have visited Kentucky and Maryland on this trip.
Photos from both sides of the Ohio river.
A sample of Cincinnati’s excellent mural collection.
Cincinnati has become synonymous with an unusual twist on chili, but what other culinary treats can be found in the city?
Discovering some of the highlights of ‘The Queen City’.
Although less ambitious than last year’s, 2023’s American adventure would still take in three states – and the District of Columbia.
Unusually, both cities on this trip were the capitals of their respective states. Their capitol buildings turned out to be unexpected delights.
Highlights from a variety of attractions in Idaho’s state capital, Boise.
A brief side-trip from Salt Lake City let me claim another US State – my seventh new one of the year.
A combined collection from 2022’s visits to Salt Lake City in January and May.
With Salt Lake City hosting four climbing word cups on back-to-back weekends, I returned for a second visit in 2022.
A rare non-travel day, spent exploring Oakland and – after crossing the bay by ferry – San Francisco.
Architecture and street art from Nevada’s other casino city, Reno.
Trains, hot springs and plenty of snow were the themes for this extended stop in Colorado.
Photos from the smallest city I visited on this tour – Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
In less than two weeks I was able to double the number of US States I’ve meaningfully visited, by hopping on and off the California Zephyr.
Arguably Amtrak’s most scenic route, the California Zephyr allows a great variety of landscapes to be sampled from the comfort of a lounge or sleeper car. Here’s some of what I experienced during a winter run with the snow often piled high!
I took on the entire 52 hour, 2400 mile journey from Chicago to Emeryville on the California Zephyr – but rather than one epic ride, I split it into six pieces across nine days. Here’s how those went.