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12 Years A Slave and the new Solomon Northup Trail

Aug 28th, 2016 | By
image of Chiwetel Ejiofor,

In the US state of Louisiana, Lynn follows the trail of Solomon Northup, the character made famous in the recent film, 12 Years a Slave.

Unexpected Uzbekistan

May 8th, 2016 | By

…and the lights go out a second time, but few are surprised. Lynn welcomes you to Uzbekistan.

Culinary Planet – Los Angeles

Feb 8th, 2016 | By

Excellent food and retro trends are emerging from quite unlikely places in Los Angeles. Food trucks and ‘ma and pa’ eateries are taking the place by storm.

Charlotte; the place for food, fun and fast cars.

Aug 6th, 2015 | By

Named for a Queen and now the namesake of a Princess, Lynn finds that Charlotte is the rising star of North Carolina .

Experience ‘Up Country’ Adventures in the Gambia

Mar 13th, 2015 | By

Lynn takes a package holiday to Gambia and finds that outside the capital, Banjul, it is the environment that is the attraction.

Nantucket Island: from land, air and sea

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
spermwhale skeleton in Nantucket

Lynn visits Nantucket Island in the north eastern part of the USA, today a summer destination but perhaps still better known for it’s whaling heritage.

Dynasty, death and discovery

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

Lynn finds that the King Richard III visitor centre reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told and features the first ever genome sequencing of ancient DNA.

Icelandic dreams

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By

This is only the second winter that Reykjavik in Iceland has attracted tourists to their glacier covered, geo-thermal driven island. Lynn Houghton visits in February to see what the fuss is about

Sea Otters of Monterey Bay

Jan 12th, 2014 | By

Sea Otters living along California’s Central Coast were, as recently as the 1930’s, believed to have been hunted to extinction. But a colony of about fifty were discovered in Big Sur and, from these animals, otters have made a remarkable comeback in California

The Ruins of Tulum

Nov 18th, 2013 | By

Lynn Houghton investigates Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the centre of the magnificent Mayan Culture, and the Tulum ruins which is the jewel in the crown of this area

The War of the Roses – Part: the Second

Nov 6th, 2013 | By

Lynn Houghton visits medieval Leicester to get an update on the King Richard III saga and finds the battle over the king’s final resting place still rages.

Comparing British and American B&B’s

Sep 29th, 2013 | By

Most of us are used to the traditional seaside B&B. But as Lynn found out, they have changed dramatically and nowhere more so than in North America.

A slice of the south on ‘The Crooked Road’

Aug 20th, 2013 | By

Coal fields fashioned into tiny industrial cities and country stores annexed to tackle shops boasting a single petrol pump greet us as Lynn crosses the border into the American U.S state of West Virginia.

In A Whizz ‘Round Guernsey

Jul 30th, 2013 | By

Lynn Houghton takes the fast ferry to Guernsey to explore what can be seen on a day trip.