The noise of a train whistle blowing in the night is one of the most evocative sounds in America. It's a haunting sound that makes any traveller want to turn into a hobo, jump aboard, and go wherever the train tracks take you.
If you're heading to Vietnam for the first time you'll have probably done some internet research in order to prepare for the adventure. You'll have heard that each time you cross the road in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City you take your life into your own hands.
I am a huge fan of the 'place around the corner'. We were lucky to find the beautifully designed Ristorante L'Orologio around the corner from our hotel. Outstanding food and superb service, the children loved everything they tried, as did I.
I'm currently writing my final thoughts from Poland. We're at Kasia's parents before returning to the UK. It's proving difficult to digest what we just did, what it meant for us, and the project. Here's my attempt nonetheless.
Since the weather was so nice, we decided to head up to the roof and sunbathe for the afternoon and spent a lovely afternoon relaxing reading our books and even braved a dip (it was May!) in the infinity pool as it looked too nice not to try.
Living in London, I don't have a car and haven't driven in years and so seem to spend a lot of my time on trains visiting friends and family. I would say I get a train to visit someone once or twice a month at least!
There is encouragement and gratitude born when looking back on a life shift to see the pieces that created the first steps. Sometimes it is one large event that forces a redirection and other times it is a subtle series of events that can often be overlooked when viewed on their own.
When it came to booking our first family holiday, I didn't hesitate to go abroad - in fact staying at home didn't even come into the question. We did our research and decided on Sardinia. A two-hour flight away, with Caribbean style beaches - just the tonic after a crazy year.
I've been doing it for five years now, and I'm addicted. On my own, I can holiday at my own pace and I can choose to be with other people, or not. I've found the freedom exhilarating.
When I told my friends I was going on holiday with my mum, reactions ranged from the slightly mocking "God I couldn't think of anything worse", to the downright envious "wow I wish I had that kind of relationship with my mum".
Carhenge is a replica of England's Stonehenge made out of cars. It's pretty obvious, really. It's just north of Alliance and was built by Jim Reinders as a memorial to his father. The vintage American autos are painted grey, and Carhenge is open all-day, every day, and is free.
I've always had a fondness for water mills - it was my ambition as a child to one day live in one - but I'd never heard of a tide mill until I came to Suffolk. There's probably a good reason for that - it is thought there are only five left anywhere in the world that are in working order and still grinding wheat to make flour.
It won't be long before you're in the minority if you've never travelled solo - new research from across 25 countries found that around 24% of us set out alone on our last overseas trip, up from 15% in 2013.
Summer is now officially upon us, and UK travellers will no doubt be keeping an eye open for potential holiday destinations. The Mediterranean has a vast array of islands, each offering their own distinct and unique mix of sun, sea, sand and culture.
As we adventure-hungry Gen Y's lead the charge for experiential travel with our selfie-sticks held high, the demand for authentic accommodation is growing faster than our bucket lists.
These images are based on commuting data released earlier this year by the Office for National Statistics and show the commuting links between different cities in London and the south east. The point here is that, seen in this way, London is very much the 'mega city' depicted by the late urbanist Sir Peter Hall in his study of urban mega city regions of Europe.