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Americas   13 Jan, 2016, 15:12
Plotting a course to America’s Grand Canyon  
Eric Whitehead

One of the USA’s most iconic landmarks is the Grand Canyon, deep in Arizona. Eric Whitehead makes the journey and finds a visit offers more than just a pretty view.

Americas   11 Sep, 2017, 14:38
The art of bargaining with Ecuador’s taxi drivers  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead finds the white-knuckle experience of taxi-driven traffic brings an edge of danger to his travels around Ecuador.

Africa   14 Aug, 2017, 10:34
The coastal serenity of Atlantic Essaouira  
Eric Whitehead

Following his son’s advice, Eric Whitehead quits Marrakesh for the coastal town of Essaouira, a former Portuguese enclave on the Atlantic coast.

Americas, Pole to Pole   21 Jun, 2017, 11:42
Pleneau Bay: where icebergs go to die  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead’s love of Icebergs sees him heading south as far as he can go, and explore the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

Americas   17 Mar, 2017, 12:29
Mid-Lake Titicaca, a cultural stay on Amantani Island  
Eric Whitehead

Lake Titicaca, the high-altitude lake on the border between Peru and Bolivia, has a couple of secrets. Two islands that welcome tourists to stay overnight in very local conditions. Eric Whitehead checks in to a family home.

Europe   22 Dec, 2016, 14:12
You can’t see the Northern Lights if it’s raining  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead has no great expectations for the Northern Lights, especially as they rely on good weather conditions. But what he sees in Iceland makes him appreciate nature’s power.

Pole to Pole   30 Sep, 2016, 17:31
Landfall Antarctica  
Eric Whitehead

Few of us have the chance to travel to Antarctica. Eric Whitehead boards a rugged expedition vessel and heads down south.

Americas, Pole to Pole   22 Jun, 2016, 12:24
When getting there’s not half the fun: Antarctica  
Eric Whitehead

Antarctica is a wonderful place, but crossing the Drake Passage is hell. Eric Whitehead reports on a less-than tranquil southern cruise.

Americas   19 Mar, 2016, 21:32
There’s nowhere quite like the Galapagos Islands  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead finds the animals of the Galapagos Islands strangely friendly. Perhaps Charles Darwin had it easy as he cruised the outskirts of the known world.

Americas   1 Oct, 2015, 05:06
New Brunswick’s hills turn out to be mountains  
Eric Whitehead

One of Canada’s many remote provinces is best known for its remote coastal villages. But Eric Whitehead discovers another side to New Brunswick on a testing hike up Mount Carleton.

Europe   2 Jul, 2015, 12:43
All visits to Tuscany are just too short  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead’s rambles around Italy’s countryside is occasionally marred by getting completely lost. No matter: his Italian is coming on apace.

Americas   21 Apr, 2015, 12:10
A drive into the bay in sleepy Goose Cove  
Eric Whitehead

The icy waters off Newfoundland seem to exert an almost magnetic attraction on one unfortunate local as Eric Whitehead ambles round with his camera, shooting icebergs and looking out for moose and coyote.

Americas   20 Jan, 2015, 14:03
Tracing Arizona’s section of Route 66  
Eric Whitehead

America’s iconic Route 66 officially no longer exists: sometimes it’s hard even to find. Eric Whitehead follows one of it’s most demanding geographical stretches, through the state of Arizona.

Africa   23 Sep, 2014, 16:43
Casablanca – “Here’s looking at you kid”  
Eric Whitehead

A lot of travellers go to Casablanca by mistake. They’ve seen the movie and are surprised to find it’s a modern city with little period charm. Eric Whitehead takes things further. He’s surprised it’s full of Arabs.

Asia Pacific   24 Feb, 2014, 14:53
Dicing with death on the roads of Vietnam  
Eric Whitehead

Vietnamese traffic is rapidly acquiring a world-wide reputation. For being scary, chaotic and dangerous. Eric Whitehead takes his life into his hands as he takes to the road on the scooter-filled streets of Hanoi.

Asia Pacific   2 Oct, 2013, 13:36
On the trail in Vietnam’s Sapa district  
Eric Whitehead

A trek in Vietnam’s remote northern mountains leaves Eric Whitehead exhilarated – and a whole lot fitter.

Asia Pacific   19 Jun, 2013, 14:05
Peace rules in North Vietnam’s Sapa Valley  
Eric Whitehead

In the mountains of North Vietnam Eric Whitehead finds himself welcomed by smiles and surrounded by cloud. He sets off on a trek and finds his ecolodge is so in tune with nature there’s too much of it: it’s nearly a kilometre from his room to reception.

Europe   29 Mar, 2013, 19:29
Civita: Italy’s ultimate hill town  
Eric Whitehead

Of all the hilltop cities in the world, few can match Italy’s Civita, just outside Rome. Eric Whitehead drinks in some outstanding views and more than a touch of atmosphere.

Americas   28 Dec, 2012, 08:11
A long wait for sunset in the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’  
Eric Whitehead

Midsummer Solstice in the Yukon and Eric Whitehead is knows exactly what to do with his evening. Go out and watch the sun not set, of course, over Canada’s northern wastes. But he’d reckoned without a self-locking SUV.

Americas   18 Oct, 2012, 13:05
Meeting the Amish in rural Minnesota  
Eric Whitehead

The all-American town of Harmony is home to one of the world’s largest Amish communities. But while the Amish aren’t allowed cars or electricity Eric Whitehead has both: he loads a CD guide into the car stereo for a self-drive tour.

Americas   22 Jun, 2012, 11:37
Chile on high: on horseback in Patagonia  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead flies about as far south as he can to head off on a riding safari through the frozen wastes of Chile’s Patagonian tip,

Americas   5 Apr, 2012, 12:24
Changing rooms in Castro’s Cuba  
Eric Whitehead

It’s not easy to write about Cuba without mentioning socialism or US sanctions, but Eric Whitehead has greater issues on his mind. He knows he’ll soon be demanding a change of room but doesn’t yet know when – or why.

Americas   4 Feb, 2012, 15:35
A lucky turn in Gloucester, Massachusetts  
Eric Whitehead

This might be one of America’s most historic towns, but Eric Whitehead finds Gloucester less interesting than he expects. It’s always worrying when the afternoon nap turns out to be a highlight in your day.

Americas   15 Nov, 2011, 15:30
Awesome Ecuador – in the pouring rain  
Eric Whitehead

The views from Banos in southern Ecuador are a lot better when the weather is clear. But you don’t get waterfalls without rain and Eric Whitehead doesn’t let it spoil his ATV tour.

Americas   18 May, 2011, 17:19
Flooded, fragmented and often lost: Route 66 today  
Eric Whitehead

America’s classic Route 66 might be part of the American Dream but it’s no longer one road. Eric Whitehead tracks down the original tarmac and finds parts submerged, abandoned, built on and lost. But still, in the end, he gets his kicks.

Americas   21 Feb, 2011, 18:49
Catching California  
Eric Whitehead

The giant State on America’s Pacific Coast has plenty to entertain Eric Whitehead – but it’s his final day before he finds out how to tame San Francisco’s endless hills.

Americas   23 Dec, 2010, 19:34
Vancouver Island: an adventure too far?  
Eric Whitehead

Anyone who still thinks Canada is small should carefully read Eric Whitehead’s account of the laborious travels that go to combining whale watching, bear spotting and taking tea. Not bad for a stopover visit.

Europe   4 Oct, 2010, 11:10
Back in time to a painful Berlin past  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead’s mother-in-law fled Germany just before the outbreak of World War II. So it’s only to be expected that a family visit to her childhood home will uncover painful memories.

Africa   3 Sep, 2010, 17:34
Morocco: from riad to tent  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead takes a leisurely tour though the Atlas Mountains, forsaking his riad and car for a camel and tent.

Europe   10 Aug, 2010, 17:24
Lost again: 5,000 European kilometres, a bit confused  
Eric Whitehead

When Eric Whitehead flies into Europe he uses the latest satnav technology as well as traditional maps. These don’t, strangely, help, and he gets thoroughly misled on a tour that turned out more epic than expected.

Americas   21 Jun, 2010, 13:44
Trekking Hawaii – for a few hours, at least  
Eric Whitehead

America’s Pacific playground also offers natural beauty. Eric Whitehead gets off his poolside lounger and takes a challenging day-trek along Kauai’s Kalalau Trail.

Americas   2 May, 2010, 13:15
Riding the wilderness trails of Canada’s Rockies  
Eric Whitehead

A horseback trek with nights camping in the wild provides Eric Whitehead with a prime opportunity to bond with his family. Paradise, he discovers, can be found in the Canadian Rockies.

Americas   2 Apr, 2010, 21:58
Another day, another snake: life in the Amazon  
Eric Whitehead

Most guides to travel in the Peruvian Amazon waste pages on jungle survival and animal threats. Eric Whitehead has a simpler message. If you’re packing wine, bring your own corkscrew.

Americas   2 Mar, 2010, 22:30
Hiking Canada’s Cape Breton  
Eric Whitehead

Everything in Canada is famously big. So it’s something of a relief to find that Eric Whitehead manages to hike one of its most spectacular island National Parks without having to cover more than 10km each day.

Americas   14 Feb, 2010, 20:25
Bonding in the bush in Canada’s Yukon  
Eric Whitehead

When Eric Whitehead wants to celebrate his children fleeing the nest with a last holiday together, there’s only one place to go: the wilds of the Yukon National Park, Canada’s final frontier.

Americas   2 Feb, 2010, 12:22
Views from Peru’s Inca Trail  
Eric Whitehead

Stairways that reach halfway to heaven and unseasonal sleeting rains do nothing to damp Eric Whitehead’s enthusiasm as he paces a steady course to Machu Picchu.

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