I live on the Isle of Arran, just off the west coast of Scotland. I live with my son, Carter.

I was born in Canada. My parents met and married in Montreal. Canada has been a very important link to our past and remains so today.

I have driven 2000 miles of the Trans Canada before; but more recently, I've driven throughout California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Nevada and Texas. These trips have been annual, since 1997.

I have a lot of experience in driving long distances. I have totalled over 100,000 miles in America over the past 20 years, many trips involving 5000 miles in 10 days. It is so much easier than driving in the UK and there are always things to tempt you to stop for a break.

Pacific Coast Highway, California.

ABOUT ME... AND THE TRIP