Planes trains and automobiles. Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination
Hong Kong, China • Memory •
Every time I go to Hong Kong I am sure to take the Star Ferry across beautiful Victoria Harbour. It’s so iconic, I can’t help but call it the iconic Star Ferry every time I take it.
Central Pier 7 Hong Kong
One of the steepest and most scenic railway lines in the world, the branch line to Flåm in Norway is one of the most iconic train journeys in the world. The train stops a few times as it winds its way through a series of tunnels with amazing views of the fjords.
A-Feltvegen 11, 5742 Flåm, Norway
Stockholm, Sweden • Memory •
Every one of Stockholm’s metro stations is home to public art. A huge rainbow arch decorates the walls at Stadion station. There are over 100 other stations to explore!
114 27 Stockholm, Sweden
Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation •
Think of Bangkok transport and you’ll immediately think of the iconic tuktuk. But sadly they are a dying breed. Locals take motorbike taxis or the skytrain and so most tuktuk drivers focus on ripping off tourists. If you want to enjoy riding a tuktuk without the hassle, TukTuk Hop are a local startup who divide a hop on hop off tour of major sites in their branded tuktuks.
1/11 Trok Mahathat, Maharaj Road, แขวง พระบรมมหาราชวัง Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Marigot, Saint Martin • Wishlist •
You may well have seen photos or videos of this Caribbean airport online and no that’s not photoshopped! The runway really is that close to the beach. Despite warnings daredevils try to get as close as possible when aircraft land.
Airport Road, Simpson Bay, Saint Martin
Portsmouth, United Kingdom • Memory •
I may travel the world, but one of the best cycling and walking routes in the world is a skip and a jump from my hometown in Southern England. The South Downs Way is a 99 mile route through rolling English countryside from the cliffs of Beachy Head to Winchester. Follow in the footsteps of generations of invaders and locals...
Midhurst GU29 0HT, UK
Shanghai, China • Memory •
The fastest train in the world, the Shanghai Maglev Train reaches 431km/h on the short journey from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Longyang Road metro station. Halfway through the journey the train zips past a train traveling in the opposite direction with a long BANG. Look out for shocked tourists when this happens!
Pudong, Shanghai, China, 201203
New Orleans, United States • Wishlist •
Riding the streetcar is a quintessential New Orleans experience. Stop off at Parkway Bakery for the best poboys in town.
New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Arlington, United States • Memory •
This museum near Washington DC holds perhaps the most impressive collection of aircraft in the world. The Enola Gay? Check. Space Shuttle Discovery? Check. SR-71 Blackbird? Check. Concorde? Check. It’s like being a kid in a airplane toy store, except they’re all real!
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA