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Ten Best Museums in Mississippi

02/06/2018 by .

With four major museums opening in the last three years, Mississippi now has as much to offer culture vultures as fans of blues music and those interested in the history of the south. Mike Gerrard, a frequent traveller there, lists ten of his favourite Mississippi museums.

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Take the Tequila Express

08/05/2018 by .

Every Saturday morning at 11am a train leaves Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, heading for a small town of about 14,000 people in the Jalisco highlands: Amatitan. Mike Gerrard takes the express train to Herradura, Mexico’s oldest tequila distillery. 

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Mississippi to The MAX

07/05/2018 by .

Every year for the past few years a major museum has opened in Mississippi, and 2018 is no exception. Mike Gerrard reports back on the new MAX in Meridian.

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Wind River Country, Wyoming

24/01/2018 by .

Early morning on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming and I’m standing on the back of a truck looking at a herd of bison looking at me. They are close enough for me to smell their breath and trust me, there is a lot of it. It’s a stare off, but these magnificent creatures can stare at me all day long if they want because they are pretty special beasts.

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Night Photography at Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

15/01/2018 by .

An enjoyable day of photography doesn’t have to end when night descends. While in New Brunswick I joined Kevin Snair, a professional photographer and interpretive guide for a session of night photography in Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park.

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On the Trail of Civil Rights in Tennessee and Mississippi

03/01/2018 by .

A journey down Highway 61 from Memphis to Jackson takes Rupert Parker along the Mississippi Freedom Trail. It carries echoes of his previous trip to Alabama.

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The Best of St. Lucia

22/11/2017 by .

My taxi driver is called Sheffield. Clearly, if you’re named after England’s city of steel you’ll need to be pretty sharp and Sheffield definitely ticks all those boxes.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Trail   

31/07/2017 by .

“Architects may come and architects may go and never change your point of view,” sang Art Garfunkel about his hero, Frank Lloyd Wright.   But you could never accuse the 20th century starchitect of not making a difference; Wright changed everything about the way we live, the father of open plan design and homes which blur the boundaries between inside and the great outdoors.

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The LBJ Presidential Library

08/07/2017 by .

Austin in Texas had long been on our wish list of cities to visit, and proved to be everything we’d expected and more. From the grandeur of the State Capitol that opened in 1808 to the fashionable funkiness of the quirky shops on South Congress, where my wife treated herself to a pair of Texas cowgirl boots.

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The Michigan Beyond Detroit

06/06/2017 by .

Detroit might be Michigan’s most famous city, but beyond it lies a state packed with potential and virtually untapped by tourists outside the USA. Andy Mossack goes discovering the Michigan beyond Detroit.

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