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Portland.

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“Something about Portland just really resonated with me.” Fred Armisen. Here’s the thing: although I am petrified of heights, I have never had an issue with aeroplane travel. In fact, I’m an excellent flyer. (I’m also one of those shit people who can sleep for 10 hours on a long haul flight. Don’t hate me.) Traveling to Portland, Oregon very nearly changed that. Last time in the US I went to Portland, Maine but this […]

Nashville.

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“It’s funny how certain cities get under your skin. I’ve been around, but there’s something captivating about Nashville, Tennessee…” Unknown. My brother and I were in a car together; we’d just picked him up from his flight home from Toronto, here for a short week to celebrate my dad’s retirement. We were talking about my upcoming trip – three months across the US, Canada, Cuba and Mexico – and a trip he was taking to […]

Los Angeles.

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“She stood there bright as the sun on that California coast…” Bob Seger There are few cities in the world as misunderstood as Los Angeles. For years I’ve listened to the common refrain from returning Australians, who tell you they don’t like it. They stop there on a trip to somewhere else (usually New York) and complain that the city is touristy, dirty, soul-less, difficult. There’s cars everywhere. You can’t walk anywhere. I’m gonna beg […]