Face-off: Visiting a tourist attraction that no longer exists

The Old Man of the Mountain crumbled 16 years ago. But he's still a tourist attraction, thanks to dedicated locals and optical trickery.

My kind of town, Chicago is… in summer

“YEAH, I could live here,” I thought as I strolled along the Lake Michigan shoreline. It was a sunny June morning and I was on a decent hike from my hostel through skyscraper-lined streets, parkland, beaches, and riverfront, soon to arrive at the Lincoln Park Zoo. America’s third-largest city was alive with a pulsing energy, … Continue reading My kind of town, Chicago is… in summer

Road tripping through America: The Listicle

A COUPLE of weeks ago, I went on my first social road trip since returning from the United States. It wasn’t a long one – just a pleasant Sunday drive to Springbrook National Park and other parts of the Gold Coast hinterland – but the trip evoked the same feelings of adventure and freedom that … Continue reading Road tripping through America: The Listicle

South Dakota: the tourist trap state

IF COFFS Harbour ever pulls a Detroit and files for bankruptcy, the subsequent sell-off of The Big Banana would probably see the oversized piece of fruit snapped up by the state of South Dakota. Not because of any connection the Midwestern state may have with the tropical, allegedly evolution-debunking botanical berry, mind you; after all, … Continue reading South Dakota: the tourist trap state