Here's man engaged in doing something differently. Arjen Ulrich is 'walking' from this home in The Netherlands to New York City - or at least tracing an aircraft route where possible at ground level. He is currently in Shetland, having travelled on foot through Belgium, France, England, Wales and the mainland of Scotland. He should, by now, have found accommodation in Yell and Unst, but he needs to hitch a lift from a trawler or boat to the Faroes and then do similar in Iceland and Greenland. Anticipation of walking through Manhattan in August or September keeps him going. Read, see and hear more in Shetland News.
Scottish Islands Explorer - has subscribers on the ground en route