About the Book
I grew up in New England, Australia. One fond memory I have is the annual changing of the leaves with the coming of autumn. There are quite a few deciduous trees around the place, but these pale in comparison to other parts of the globe where they are native, in particular North America, which has by far the greatest number of species. In 2016 I decided it was time to go check them out, so I planned a visit to USA’s New England, renowned for its colourful autumns. And while I was at it, I thought I might as well throw in the four major cities of eastern Canada, along with Niagara Falls, and New York City where I began. My trip lasted a month.
Like most of us, Graham Meale spent a good deal of his life hostage to a mortgage. In 2004, at age 47, he realised that there was more to life, got his first passport and began working hard to fill it up. His goal is to see every nation on Earth that doesn’t have a McDonalds.