Crabs, Patriotism and Baseball – Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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When in Baltimore, do as the Americans do – look in, not out. That's what Suzaan Laing suggests.

Close Encounters with the Men of the Forest – Borneo, Asia

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Suzaan Laing wished the magic of the moment could remain in the last refuge of the "men of the forest".

How to Catch a Piranha – Manaus, Brazil, South America

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Suzaan Laing finds that the usual qualities for fishing – patience and quiet – are not what will attract piranhas. And they are not difficult to catch, really. Getting them into the canoe without losi

Treasures of the Orkney Islands – Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

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On these Orkney Islands decadence and luxury lie in simplicity. To leave them is to mourn. Above all, the earthy beremeel bannocks will stay in Suzaan Laing's memory as the taste and texture of th

The Kitsch and Cult of Memphis – Memphis, Tennnessee, USA

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Memphis hovers between the ridiculous and the sublime. But Suzaan Laing finds a peculiar mix that seems to hold everything together.