When you start being enthusiastic about whatever it is you like, that is the golden age for you. – Michael Winterbottom In the early 1900s, the … Continue reading The Golden Age of Frequent Flyers
And so, a tortuous, roundabout refugee trail sprang up. Paris to Marseilles, across the Mediterranean to Oran, then by train or auto or foot across the … Continue reading As Time Goes by in Casablanca
Have you ever been inside a cave with no light? You literally can’t see your hand in front of your face. Now, imagine being underwater in … 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