From Slough to North Korea via Tripoli, Tehran, the Maldives and Hull

'People don’t take trips - trips take people'  – John Steinbeck

ticket to ride

Books

Ticket to Ride... 49 unusual journeys from Sri Lanka to Siberia, via Crewe, Inverness and Minneapolis: why do people love trains so much?

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Reviews of travel books written from time to time, including a piece on travel writing about the UK and Charles Dickens’ surprisingly wide-ranging adventures.

Articles

Articles

A selection of stories covering ‘tooth tourism’ in Poland, tornado chasing in the States, the best curry in Bradford and many other serious matters.

Gallery

Gallery

A selection of pictures from trips, starting with shots taken during the research for Ticket to Ride: Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys; plus a Maldives gallery.

‘I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move’
– Robert Louis Stevenson


‘There are a lot of mysterious things about boats, such as why would anyone get on one voluntarily’
– PJ O’Rourke