There are hundreds of cities still to visit, so I can’t be absolutely categorical about this statement, but from my experience New York City is utterly unique. It’s big, busy, hot, fast and full of landmarks seemingly round every corner, but I think what makes it stand out from every other city is its energy. Manhattan is so full of life and vibrancy that it feels like it’s a living organism.
I think Staten Island must be the Ullapool of New York – it’s not much more than a stopping point en route to somewhere truly special!
When you hear about beautiful places it’s almost natural to imagine towering mountains, golden beaches, glittering lakes or thundering waterfalls; it’s not quite so natural to imagine a city. However, five minutes in the centre of Florence turns that completely on its head.
The course in Tobermory really is in a stunning setting, looking back down to the town itself and across to Morven and Applecross, the hills of which were snow-capped today. A number of the holes have blind tee shots, meaning it’s even more hit-and-hope than usual, but it’s a really good, fair test.
It’s a wonderful thing when you look back over a year and struggle to whittle the highlights down to a shortlist!
I think it must be impossible not to love the Deep South! We had a fairly brief ten day holiday there, and here are some of the standout elements.
New Orleans. The Crescent City. The Big Easy. It’s one of those cities that has an almost mythical quality, and it was the last stop on our trip. Did it live up to the myths