Americas

Tales, adventures and photography from the Americas.
grand central market downtown los angeles

LOS ANGELES | Grand Central Market is a 30,000 square-foot food emporium that’s been operating on the ground floor of downtown Los Angeles’ Homer Laughlin Building since 1917. It was a bustling market when it first opened, supplying fresh fruit, vegetables, and produce for many of the city’s restaurants and residents. As Downtown

pittsburgh neigbourhoods weekend guide

PITTSBURGH | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or the ‘burgh as locals call it, is an industrial city in the heart of America. Pittsburgh is known for being the “Steel City”, for its more than 300 steel-related business, and as the “City of Bridges” for its whopping 446 bridges – more bridges than Venice,

los angeles dodger stadium elysian park

LOS ANGELES | Dodger Stadium is the home of the LA Dodgers, and has been a fixture in Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles since 1962. It’s the third oldest baseball stadium in the US (behind Wrigley Field and Fenway Park) and one of the last purpose-build baseball stadiums constructed before the

weekend guide new york city

NEW YORK CITY | New York City, NYC, The Big Apple, lives up to its name in so many ways. As the most populous city in the United States, New York has an amazing influence on commerce, media, art, fashion, technology, entertainment and so much more. There is always somewhere

aomeba music hollywood

LOS ANGELES | Aomeba Music opened in Berkeley in 1990, followed by San Francisco in 1997. In 2001, the Hollywood store opened on Sunset Boulevard and quickly established itself as a Hollywood landmark. The reputation of Aomeba, which is one of the largest independent record stores in the world, stretches

bradbury building downtown los angeles

LOS ANGELES | The Bradbury Building opened in 1893 and is the oldest commercial buildings in Los Angeles. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the building was designed by architect Sumner Hunt, who was replaced by draftsman George H. Wyman before construction, although no evidence exists that Hunt’s design

griffith observatory los angeles

LOS ANGELES | Griffith Observatory opened in 1935 and the iconic building is a Los Angeles icon, familiar to may non-locals due to the fact that it’s appeared in movies (Rebel Without A Cause, The Terminator), video games (GTA V), film clips and TV shows. Since opening, The Griffith Observatory

straight outta compton visiting the hood los angeles

LOS ANGELES | Visiting “The Hood”, and Compton and South Central (called South Los Angeles today) in particular, is one of the many reasons that Los Angeles was on my list of cities to travel to for a long time. I grew up listening to hip-hop, and coming of age in the

where to eat in portland food guide

PORTLAND | Portland, Oregon has become a hot spot for visitors seeking out good food in recent years and there’s not shortage of excellent places to eat in the city. The food scene is constantly evolving and it seems that every other week there’s a new “must try” place opening

where to drink craft beer portland guide

PORTLAND | Portland’s Craft Beer scene is one of the best in the USA, and has been going strong since the 1980s. Drawing up a list of the best places for a brew in this city is no easy task, as even places that don’t advertise themselves as craft beer