Running in the Windy City

A work trip this past week has allowed me to add another city to my 10 city running challenge. I've just returned from seven days in Chicago, where a sales conference was interspersed with incredible art institutions, spectacular views and of course, running. When I arrived and the temperature was down to -7 I strongly [...]

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The pursuit of happiness

I wanted to write one last post before I leave the US so I'm writing this while sitting in my favourite spot, looking out onto the Hudson, sun on my back, iced coffee in hand. I thought I'd write a top ten of things to do in New York based on my last three, perfect [...]

Tofutti Cutie

I think I would be doing a gross disservice to the American gastronomic tradition if I didn't write at least one post about food during my trip, so here goes. While there is a tendency to write-off American cuisine as a mass of burgers and doughnuts, and thus not terribly vegan or waistband friendly, my [...]

New York, New York

Just this time last week I was en route to the US, full of nervous excitement having never before set foot on American soil. It seems like a lifetime ago now and I can't actually believe that only seven days have passed. I arrived at midday US time (5pm UK time) and made my way [...]