To-Do List


United States

  • Alaska Marine Highway; particularly  MV Tustumena to Dutch Harbor across one of the world’s roughest sea passages


  • RMS Segwun, the oldest steamship in North America

United Kingdom

  • RMV Scillonian III to the Scilly Islands
  • PS Waverley
  • MV Balmoral
  • Caledonian MacBrayne through the Western Islands



  • The Rocket Boats of Bangladesh – PS Tern, PS Ostrich, PS Mahsud


  • The Azores
  • Montserrat
  • Tangier Island, Virginia
  • Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada
  • United Airlines Flight 154, the Island Hopper from Honolulu to Majuro, Kwajalein, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Guam
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon

Pilgrimages and Geekery

  • Trace the early heritage of the Wilks brothers and Land Rover on Anglesey in Wales
  • Anfield, home of Liverpool Football Club
  • Coniston in England’s Lake District, home of the famous green slate and namesake of the best Land Rover colour, ever
  • Laphroaig distillery in Islay, home to my favourite peaty single malt
  • Darjeeling, where fifty-year-old Land Rovers are pressed into daily service as taxis
  • Morocco’s W123 Mercedes-Benz gran taxis
  • Buffalo Airways’ regularly-scheduled DC-3 service from Yellowknife, NWT to Hay River, NWT
  • Widnes Rail Station, England, where Paul Simon penned “Homeward Bound”

Roads and Trails


  • The hand-wound, oil-lit lighthouses of The Bahamas