About Ideal Jobs and Tripping There

A couple of weeks ago, Amanda Palmer released a half an hour documentary called “Bride Tripping” on her Patreon page.  Most of it is based on the footage taken with a hand held camera on a road trip in 1999.

About 7 and a half minutes into the movie, Continue reading “About Ideal Jobs and Tripping There”

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Train Robbery, Rainbows, Unicorns, and Flying Object Sightings

At the beginning of my current sabbatical I wrote that I would ride trains to some of my destinations.  I did.

When I went to the Grand Canyon several weeks ago, for the last leg of my journey, I took a Grand Canyon Railway train from Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon Village. Continue reading “Train Robbery, Rainbows, Unicorns, and Flying Object Sightings”

Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 2 of 2

This is a continuation of my previous post in which I list garments and footwear that I’d pack into a commuter backpack or on my person for a short trip, for instance, to Iceland.  Why Iceland?  Well, first, I just went there a few weeks ago and still remember; second, to make a point that it is possible to visit a somewhat cold place comfortably and pack lightly; third, Continue reading “Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 2 of 2”

Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 1 of 2

Four years ago I read an online essay about a young couple who travelled in Southern Europe for three summer weeks without any luggage.  Not even a carry on.   They carried smartphones, passports, credit cards, and (I hope) tooshbrushes in pockets (man) and a small crossbody handbag (woman).  No other bags.  They washed the clothes they wore in sinks and dried them overnight whenever that became necessary.  I can’t find the link right now; if any of my readers have it, please send it my way, and I’ll update.

Maybe not the most conventional/ sanitary approach, but I was impressed and inspired.  Just imagine the freedom Continue reading “Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 1 of 2”