Tag: travel writing

  • Observations from Abaco: Some Bahama-Brained Notes on Green Turtle Cay

    Observations from Abaco: Some Bahama-Brained Notes on Green Turtle Cay

    On Culture and Tourism GREEN TURTLE CAY doesn’t have a bank or even an ATM, the museum and the health clinic both fail to keep the hours they post, and when I ask if there’s a police force, I learn that it’s comprised of one man — and “he isn’t always here.” But the Green Turtle […]

  • Riga Through A Hailstorm: On The Reporter’s Red-Eye Life

    Riga Through A Hailstorm: On The Reporter’s Red-Eye Life

    Thursday, 16 July It’s the first time I’ve heard an entire airplane applaud a safe landing, and I’m sure I didn’t sleep through any turbulence. After an early flight out of Edinburgh and over five hours in London’s wifi-less Luton Airport, what I’m convinced is hell’s mop closet, I’m safely in Riga, Latvia, ready to […]

  • Hemispheres Dispatch: “Dress Cents” at the Dortmund Opernhaus

    I made my debut in the mile high (writers) club this month, with a “Dispatch” in the airline mag Hemispheres.   “Dispatches” is a travel section, a collection of brief wacky vignettes from around the world.  I first made contact with the editor, Chris Wright, pitching a completely different project, a longer “Three Perfect Days” piece […]

  • Going Home to County Clare

    Going Home to County Clare

    And some time make the time to drive out west Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore, In September or October, when the wind And the light are working off each other So that the ocean on one side is wild With foam and glitter, and inland among stones The surface of a slate-grey lake […]