London day 4 part 1 - and a visit to Bow Bunker studio…

London day 4 part 1 - and a visit to Bow Bunker studio…

London day 4 part 2 - followed by lunch at Shoreditch House with this guy…

London day 4 part 2 - followed by lunch at Shoreditch House with this guy

London day 3 evening pints and real Monday night football (West Bromwich Albion V Manchester UTD) at The Raven with this guy…

London day 3 evening pints and real Monday night football (West Bromwich Albion V Manchester UTD) at The Raven with this guy

London day 3 - day drinking with this guy complete with Fergus Henderson sighting…

London day 3 - day drinking with this guy complete with Fergus Henderson sighting…

London lunch day 3 with this guy…. 

London lunch day 3 with this guy…. 

Day 1- Part 1 London included a trip to the Frieze Art Fair. I have to say the people watching whether it be here or at the New York edition is always top class and often fascinates me more the the art.

The various gallery representatives are a particular personal favorite. They always look so busy; between their smartphones, tablets, laptops, notebooks, artisanal lunches and bottled spring water. Are they that hard at it selling art or is it all a little more mundane; checking the weather, keeping an eye on the football scores and what not…

Day 1 - Part 2 London

Travel Advisory. I will be across the pond in London and Dublin next week, October 20-27. Available for work, meetings, tea, pints or whatever takes your fancy…

Travel Advisory. I will be across the pond in London and Dublin next week, October 20-27. Available for work, meetings, tea, pints or whatever takes your fancy…

Autumn was in full effect for this weekends Saturday spin upstate. A train transfer from GC to Garrison was followed by a damp cold circuitous route that took on Bear Mtn, Harriman State Park and 9W, ending up in Peekskill for burgers and beers before the warm train transfer home.

Along the way we encountered dead deer, live deer, wild turkeys, fog, mist, potholes, car crashes, punctures and chocolate croissants. The one thing we didn’t encounter mind were any other cyclists on the road.

As always a most enjoyable day in the saddle despite the conditions…

Bikes, bananas, tarmac, pave, gravel, trails, aqueducts, reservoirs, j-cloths and a few photo-ops on yesterdays ride out of the city up to Croton Reservoir before a restful train transfer back to Grand Central from Peekskill.

A rather glorious day for it I must say…

Finally stuck a proper point and shoot in the Pantani jersey for Sunday’s ride. Although once the roads started to go up, the camera seemed to come down with a severe case of sticky pocket and not want to come out to play as the pain and gradients rose…

Anyways it was a glorious day for it. Train transfer from Grand Central to Beacon, then across the bridge to Newburgh, Storm King Highway before Bear Mountain ascent, Seven Lakes Drive, 9W, GWB and the hell ride that is the West Highway bike path on a Sunday afternoon.

Good times with the four man breakaway Robert ‘go faster Rapha Pro Team Jersey stripe’ Wright, Jonathan ‘I go to 11’ Winton and Brett ‘chaffed undercarriage’ Sahler…

Here it is in all its printed glory ‘Boomtown Nashville’ for the September 2014 Travel + Leisure style and culture issue.

In case you are none the wiser Nashville is the hot spot at the moment. There’s a lot more to this town then country music BTW. What with Jack White, The Black Keys et al the scene crosses all genres with ease and then some.

BUT music is only the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot of cool cool tasty shizzle happening across the board; the arts, culture, food, drink, business, etc etc etc.

At times it kinda feels like Williamsburg (especially up and coming East Nashville), all bearded and tattoo’d out only with none of the attitude or pretense. All that easy going Southern charm just oozes out of everyones pores. Even the immigrants who have moved in in droves and are adding their own blend to an already exciting mix have embraced the Nashville ways of creativity through community. 

Here’s to you Nashville. One hell of a town!!!!!

Seeing my ‘Into The North’ road trip printed in Travel + Leisure makes me want to jump back on a plane, pick up a rental car and just start driving through British Colombia again as soon as. Guaranteed good times. I can highly recommend it…

Excited to be able to finally share some pics from a road trip I took last September through British Colombia. The story ‘Into The North' is on the news stands now in the August 2014 issue of Travel + Leisure mag.

The journey started and ended at the airport in Vacouver but that’s more or less all we saw of that fine city. Instead we went exploring out east to the city Nelson and beyond to Grizzly Bear Ranch, then turning back west and hitting the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley before we boarded a ferry to Vancouver island and went to the end of the Pacific Rim Highway in Tofino.

We covered over a 1000 miles between all the back and forth, reveling in the constantly changing scenery and indeed the constantly changing weather. Have to say though it made for the perfect photographers companion, as is it was possible to experience varying conditions at any one spot within a matter of minutes.

Promise to put a more extensive gallery up on the new website. It’s almost there I swear. Plenty of procrastinating on this and that as is the way…

Big thanks to Alex, Scot and the T+L crew

How to fit a football pitch into a baseball field and other observations from last nights Liverpool FC V Manchester City match at Yankee Stadium.

An excited crowd of 49,456 enjoyed a most entertaining press season game complete with penalty shoot out to decide the result and $12 beers…