“Everyone has an image of America: A land of big shops, bright lights and asphalt highways stretching right across the continent. But there is another America – and I set out to find it. I wanted to look beyond corporate America and discover the other United States, out past the mainland margins, and what life is like on these unique and diverse islands.” Martin Clunes
Following the successful series on the Islands of Britain and Islands of Australia, Martin has developed a fascination for the unique quality and appeal of island life, often in the most remote places on the planet. This time he sets off on a 10,000-mile journey, from the west to the east, to explore the vast swathe of islands, which are scattered beyond America’s shores. He travels from Hawaii’s islands of fire and Alaska’s islands of snow and ice, to the playgrounds of presidents off the New England coast.
There are more than 18,000 islands with registered names, plus thousands more too small to be labelled. Each island with its own character and its own unique story to tell, offers a new way of examining a country we imagine we know so well.