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Time to Enroll at Oddball University!

Autumn is fast approaching, and with it the beginning of a new school term. Whilst Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton and Yale all undoubtedly have their charms, there’s only one seat of higher education where you can learn all about the Room of Forgotten Souls, where to find the world’s largest Bowie […]

Abandoned Places

The Ruins of the White Lake Mansion House Hotel

Overlooking a beautiful lake in New York’s Catskills is a large crumbling ruin. Painted completely white, its peeling paint, two wrap around porches and imposing grandeur wouldn’t look out of place in a Louisiana plantation. The vast lawns that stretch down to the lakeside are over grown, and it lies […]

Secret Histories

Ernest Hemingway’s Last One Cent Coin

Today is the 120th anniversary of the birth of one of our favourite writers here at the SGE, Ernest Hemingway. To mark the occasion, we thought we’d share with you one of our favourite Hemingway stories, something we came across when visiting his house in Key West: the tale of […]

Abandoned Places

A Forgotten New York Railroad Station

One of America’s most charming railway journeys can be found in New York. The Hudson Line of the Metro North Railroad, speeds through the Hudson River Valley, passing through quaint small villages such as Cold Spring, Tarrytown and Beacon, the rail line hugging the riverbank, often just several feet outside […]

Adventure Travel

The Last Lost Places

“From the top of the ridge, across one last valley, Lawrence could finally see his destination. A lost city at the top of the world.” Welcome to the wonderful world of The Last Lost Places! Lost cities and places have long captured the imagination of explorers. From Helike in Ancient […]

Cocktail Hour

The Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel

Leave the maddening crowds of Bourbon Street behind and step into the plush confines of the Roosevelt Hotel, where you’ll find, steps from the grand lobby, the perfect place to escape the humidity of New Orleans; the elegant Sazerac Bar. A beautiful, soothing oasis panelled with dark African wood, filled […]

Abandoned Places

The Beauty of Forgotten Places

In this edition of the Fellow Explorer’s Club, we caught up with explorer, photographer, and author of the book ‘Abandoned New York – The Forgotten Beauties’, Jenn Brown. Based out of Long Island, Brown’s photography hauntingly captures the beauty of decaying houses, hospitals, factories and places of worship throughout the […]

Abandoned Places

The Ruins of a Mountaintop Casino

We recently came across a wonderful postcard, printed by the Detroit Photographic Company in 1902, of a ‘Casino on Summit, Mount Beacon, NY’. It shows a charming, white wooden building, about the size of a large Victorian house, perched upon a clifftop, overlooking sweeping views of the Hudson River. In […]