Outside Para, Bhutan.  February 21, 2015. I had a tiger by the tail. Or it had me. In the last few years I’ve hiked far greater distances. I’ve hiked higher. I’ve...

Crouched on the diving platform at the aft of  boat, I held one fourth of a dead human in my hands. Several crew members were moving just out of sight. “This...

Two trips to Italy's Dolomites complete a circle.

Val Gardena, Italy, Mid-September, 2011. Two trips in Italy’s Dolomite mountains, years and seasons apart, complete a circle. The second depended on the first and opened my eyes to new beauty....

Two trips in Italy’s Dolomite mountains, years and seasons apart, complete a circle.

Val Gardena, Italy, February late 1990’s. Two trips in Italy’s Dolomite mountains, years and seasons apart, complete a circle. The first was a skiing trip, a coincidence, and a reason to...

Travel Coincidences

Coincidences tumble one after another in Guanajuato and beyond.   It was no coincidence that my wife Chris and I were on the bus, grinding up the mountains and across the...

Las Vegas is featured in Middle Eastern travel coincidences. Late August, early September 2014. Part 1, on the road from Beirut to Baalbek. We’d traveled from Las Vegas for three consecutive...

Travel coinciences are as surprising as pinatas.

Kids in Mexico . . . travel coincidences multiply. Who would think calling out to a group of American kids would start the ball rolling for travel coincidences? Years ago, we...

Coincidence and travel in Hungary.

Coincidence and Travel: Wrong Turn, Wrong Town, Wrong Time.  When the wrong turn turns out right. In 1979 my first wife and I quit our jobs, shipped our Ford van to...

Travel blog train in Mexico

Train on the Plain. There was a golden age of passenger train travel in Mexico. As long distance passenger train travel faded in the States, much of the rolling stock migrated...

Travel blog guide to Peru

Coincidence, Serendipity, and Travel: A Series, and You Are Invited Chapter 5. Completing the Circle in Peru. Coincidence and surprise are seatmates of mine as I travel. I supposed I should...