Land of the Delta blues

Up until a couple of weeks before my planned departure, my trip to the US had still definitely been on. I knew it would probably look and feel different from my previous visits, and this was confirmed by Cassie, who I met in Memphis during my first stateside trip in 2011 I would warn you…

Here’s the latest…

Atlanta knows its place when it comes to reporting the latest news about Covid-19, because it’s the global headquarters for CNN, the Cable News Network established back in 1980, long before anyone realised the potential power of a single broadcaster covering the entire planet. Its main building is on Ted Turner Drive – named after…

Corporate central

Twenty four years ago, Atlanta was at the centre of the world’s attention – but partly for all the wrong reasons. The city hosted the Olympic Games, but on 27th July Eric Rudolph detonated a pipe bomb in Centennial Park, killing one person and injuring nearly two hundred others. Today Centennial Park is still a…

The New Norm

At around about this time of year I’d be beginning a new travel blog, usually involving the USA and invariably including a trip to my favourite city on the planet. But not now, and probably not for the rest of this year. It’s March 2020 (if you’re reading this in the future) and much of…