Musings

How The Hobbit Did Not Inspire Me To Travel

The Hobbit inspired some to travel. It did not inspire me in the same ways. The Hobbit did offer some inspiration about how...

Travel Adventures Of 2012: Lessons Of Love And Peering Forward

This year brought those kind of moments when you stop dead on the trail, your tracks abruptly veering off the carefully laid...

Fill Your Travel Nooks With Language

Language communicates love. Language is the currency of international business. Language is knowledge for the polyglot....

What Travel Stole From Me

Travel is a fickle mistress. She graciously offers up the many fruits of the world while capable of swiftly doling out the...

My Romanian Souls

I loved them both dearly. To this day you couldn't get me to answer, if asked, which was closer to my heart. They supported...

Celebrating July 4th as an American Traveler – Red, White and Who?

July 4th has to be the most American holiday there is. As Americans we spare no expense and will go to any lengths to make...

Tornadoes, Hitchhikers and Tents in Kansas – Part 2

This man stood at around 6' 9” and weighed in at probably about 380lbs., give or take a few dozen. It was his presence, that...

Tornadoes, Hitchhikers and Tents in Kansas – Part 1

Low on common sense and high on adventure was the theme for this road trip across the United States Midwest. There were many...

Favorite European Destinations of 2011

I thought that since I am going to be relatively sedate over the next few months state side during these glorious travel...

Escaping Bulgaria: Money Laundering, Booze Running and Visa Border Runarounds 1 of 2

It all started out simply enough, boarding the bus at the unremarkable station on the outskirts of Veliko Tarnovo in the...

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