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
I had a dream when I was 22 that someday I would go to the region of ice and snow and go on and on till … Continue reading Over the Glacier and Through the Mud: The Antarctica Marathon
And all I ask is a tall ship, and a star to sail her by. – John Masefield, Sea Fever The year was 1994. The place … Continue reading Taking the Helm of a Tall Ship: One Magical Night