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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.

Europe   29 Aug, 2021, 15:40
San Gimignano – The Manhattan of Tuscany  
Eric Whitehead

In Italy, Eric Whitehead visits an iconic Tuscan tower town in shoulder season, and finds it all the more entrancing without the summer crowds.

Americas   23 Jan, 2021, 21:25
Hello Santiago, Chile’s cheerful Capital  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead finds the Chilean Capital a warm and friendly place, and all the better for an earthquake or two.

Europe   27 Jun, 2020, 13:38
All roads lead to Florence, specially if you’re lost  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead explores Italy’s tourist highlights as he drives around Tuscany on a roundabout route to Siena.

Americas   1 Mar, 2020, 10:31
More than just badlands in Saskatchewan  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead explores Grasslands National Park near Canada’s American border and finds plenty of beauty and wildlife galore.

Uncategorized   29 Feb, 2020, 19:53
Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan  

Eric Whitehead finds the Canadian province of Saskatchewan isn’t all prairie and wheat fields. It has badlands and wildlife – though not many stars.

Americas   28 Jun, 2019, 11:02
Arizona beckons on the ‘Go John’ trail  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead has visited every State in America, but Arizona is one of his favourites. So he returns to take a hike.

Americas   8 Jun, 2019, 03:58
Haida Gwaii – and a sacred First Nation experience  
Eric Whitehead

From British Colombia Eric Whitehead heads west, to the isolated First Nations outpost of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the mainland where the past is allowed to hold sway.

Americas   20 Apr, 2019, 09:56
North into the Arctic from the Dempster to the Tuktoyaktuk Highway  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead continues his journey north into Canada’s most remote Northwest Territories and finds the road surface quickly deteriorates.

Americas   14 Dec, 2018, 16:12
Across the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead can’t miss the temptation of a good long road. Here he drives across Canada from Dawson City to Inuvik.

Americas, Asia Pacific   28 Aug, 2018, 15:20
The Moai Mystery of Easter Island  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead heads into the Pacific to discover the mysterious death of Easter Island, where a culture that could carve – and move – 80-ton stones inexplicably vanished.

Europe   8 Aug, 2018, 13:35
Cinque Terre, and a glorious slice of Italian coastal living  
Eric Whitehead

The villages of the Cinque Terre that cling to Italy’s Ligurian coast can’t fail to inspire. Eric Whitehead uses cars and local trains before taking on a steep, challenging hike.

Americas   29 Jun, 2018, 18:00
Finding the lesser known where Utah meets Arizona  
Eric Whitehead

Forget the Grand Canyon. Eric Whitehead finds that Antelope Canyon, in Navajo land, is far more spectacular.

Americas   27 Apr, 2018, 15:24
Patagonia: infinite in its beauty  
Eric Whitehead

Offseason in Chilean Patagonia and the hiking trails are closed. Eric Whitehead finds that keeps the crowds away and lets him enjoy the wilderness experience.

Americas   24 Jan, 2018, 21:39
A Canadian road trip through Newfoundland and Labrador  
Eric Whitehead

The Trans-Labrador Highway is a challenge for any driver. Eric Whitehead heads out across the developed world’s last remote frontier.

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.

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