An assortment of architectural highlights from January’s two visits to Chicago.
Despite the cold of a midwestern winter, I was able to check out a number of Chicago’s architectural highlights.
Collecting together most of the photos from our time in Seattle – including some from general wandering not covered in other posts.
A visit to Seattle’s Museum of Flight not only ticked another Concorde off my list, but gave me a chance to hear about something even faster, thanks to a talk by SR-71 pilot Brian Shul.
Visiting a variety pack of tourist attractions in Seattle via the cityPASS scheme.
Our final hotel for the trip went above and beyond in meeting an unusual special request…
To get to Portland, Eugene and back to Seattle we used both of Amtrak’s rail services in the area: the Coast Starlight and Cascades.
Our visit to Eugene coincided with the downtown visual arts festival, which included the addition of fresh murals to the 20×21 project. We set out to find some of those, plus other pieces of street art around the city.
A destination included on a whim turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip!
Discovering some of Oregon’s beautiful scenery by guided tour.
We spent much of our time in Portland hiding from the heat in our hotel room; thanks to a remarkable upgrade, we had a lot of room to hide in.
With plenty of time to explore Seattle – twice – during this holiday, we were able to appreciate a few different neighbourhoods that offered a more relaxed pace than the city centre – and even a taste of local life.
An overview of the upcoming posts, sketching out the shape of our travels to Seattle, Portland, Eugene and Seattle once more.
Assorted sightseeing in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
A work trip for a conference in Times Square gave me the chance at a longer visit to New York, which I split across two hotels and a variety of attractions. I also got to add an iconic BA experience to my list: flying Club World on the upper deck of a 747.
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.
The second day aboard the Coast Starlight – having crossed into California overnight, we still had a long way down to Los Angeles!
The first day aboard the coast Starlight, working our way from Seattle, WA to Klamath Falls, OR.