John Harvard in Atlas Obscura

I lived for twenty years in Boston and spent a lot of time across the river in Cambridge.  The statue of the “founder” in Harvard Yard is Cambridge’s most-visited tourist site, and also its greatest […]

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God’s Own Junkyard on Atlas Obscura

My short piece on this quirky London attraction was published today by Atlas Obscura, the web’s greatest showcase of interesting and unusual places: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/gods-own-junkyard  

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On the State of Travel Writing Today

I’ve just come across this thought-provoking essay, written in 2014 and updated the following year, on the evolution of travel literature and travel writers through recent decades to the present day: http://www.errantmagazine.ca/where-travel-writing-is-now/  

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‘Sidewalks’ in the Santiago Times

My ode to the sidewalk tiles of Chile’s capital has been published by the Santiago Times, the city’s English-language newspaper.  You can see it here:   santiagotimes.cl/2017/03/21/the-sidewalks-of-santiago     – JM  

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The Sidewalks of Santiago (Literally)

When I lived in Santiago de Chile, there were some small design touches in the built environment that I always enjoyed: the murals by different artists in every metro station; the riverside sculpture park in […]

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