Have you ever been inside an underground cave with no light? You literally can’t see your hand in front of your face. Now, imagine being underwater … Continue reading Lost in an Underwater Cave
Third in a three-part series of border crossing adventures Having crossed the Atlantic four times, most memorably in 2012 with a new passport, I have a … Continue reading Crossing Borders 3: Seven Time Zones, No Airplanes
Second in a three-part series entitled “Crossing Borders” I recently wrote about a three-day train journey from Kazakhstan to Russia. While getting there was half the … Continue reading Crossing Borders 2: From Russia with Love
“I’m on vacationnnnn!” – Billy Crystal in City Slickers It was about midnight when the clouds burst. My friend Joe, sleeping outside on a cowboy adventure … Continue reading What Kind of Traveler are You?
“I love trains. I don’t even mind First Great Western, which is a stupid name because it implies every carriage is first class, but they’re not.” … Continue reading The Day I Jumped Off a Moving Train
“Ever since childhood, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it,” writes Paul Theroux in The Great Railway Bazaar. … Continue reading Crossing Borders 1: Trainbound in Petropavl
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and … Continue reading My Favorite 5 – US National Parks