Interstate driving in the United States gives you a wonderful feeling of freedom. You rarely meet any significant traffic and it is possible to feel, at once, powerful and dominating in whatever giant vehicle you may be driving, yet small and insignificant against the vast, imposing, landscape. It is a baffling paradox in so many […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Epilogue – Road Trippin’"
Wed 12th August 2015 Day 4 Missoula, MT to Portland, OR 16 Hours – 547 Miles – 4 States MT+ID+WA+OR Arriving early in Missoula last night afforded us the luxury of time to find a good dinner. Our hotel was on the edge of town and we didn’t fancy a drive through the streets in the […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 5 – Home Stretch"
Wed 12th August 2015 Day 4 Gillette, WY to Missoula, MT 13 Hours – 579 Miles – 2 States WY+MT We were up and out and buying coffee by 6am and on the road; our own private highway. during the first hour of our drive we encountered only a handful of cars. It was as if […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 4 – Early Start"
Tues 11th August 2015 Day 3 Sioux Falls, SD to Gillette, WY 13 Hours – 566 Miles – 2 States SD+WY We pulled in to our hotel in sioux falls after dark last night. It was a comfortable place but we did not have the time or energy to use the swimming pool and water slides […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 3 – Bad Lands"
Mon 10th August 2015 Day 2 Chicago, IL to Sioux Falls, SD 11.5 Hours – 581 Miles – 4 States IL+WI+MN+SD We awoke this morning full of anticipation and a confidence that Budget Car Rental would come through with a solution and save the day. It is now 9.15am they have done nothing for us. In fact, their ineptitude […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 2 – Slow Start"
I have never yet said no to a road trip in America. If you are moving across country and need to split the drive or have a wedding to go 4 states away and need a date, then I am your man. The lure of a long 2 lane high way stretching out in front of […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 1 – False Start"
Well, that is it. Its all finished. 20 States, 33 Cities nearly 17,000 miles and hundreds of shows. What a treat. What an honour. I have got to play some of the most historic and beautiful theatres in the United States, I have incredible natural beauty all across the country and I got to work […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2015 – The End"
City: Detroit, MI Distance travelled: 384 miles Total distance: 16,951miles Theatre: Fisher Theater We travelled the 7 hours to Detroit by day on board an pretty sweet bus with couches a chairs. Most of us sleep for much of the journey. I had been looking forward to our stop in Detroit for the entire contract as it […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2015 – Detroit, MI"
City: Milwaukee, WI Distance travelled: 661 miles Total distance: 16,567 miles Theatre: Marcus Center Uihlein Hall I have visited Milwaukee a couple of times over the years but only for a day or an evening. It was great to spend a little longer there as it truly is a fun city to hang out in. It has a […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2015 – Milwaukee, WI"
If you travel about 75 miles East of the city of Curitiba in Brazil to the coastal town of Paranaguá you can get a ticket for a small wooden ferry which takes you on a thirty minute journey to one of the best kept secrets in Brazil. Ilha do Mel is a small island just off […]Read more "Ilha do Mel, Brazil"