Siberian Express Dreams

Late December, 2014. Thoughts while rolling eastward through the vast boreal forest of Russia and Siberia, an epilogue. Something there is with trees when they grow old. They want to lie...

Christmas, travel, Christmas travel, Vienna, Mexico

December 24, 2014 Author’s note: I revised this slightly from last year after reading it on Christmas Eve, 2014, thinking of Christmases past, and present, while waiting for a train in...

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...

President Clinton honored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

November 7 through 10, 2014 Road trip, friends, horse races, family and jazz . . . the Western Americana Road Trip continues. After our Western Americana Road Trip from fabulous Las...

No more famous sign than this!

November 7 through 10, 2014 Sometimes I just need a Western Americana road trip headed down a wide-open highway towards a fine steak, ponies and jazz. Sometimes I just need 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...

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...

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 Yucatan's Chichen Itza

Coincidence, Serendipity, and Travel: A Series, and You Are Invited. Chapter 3, Once Upon a Time in Yucatan Author’s Preface: In Chapter 1 (Aboard the Empire Builder) and Chapter 2 (The...

May 29 – June 1, 2014 I’m aboard The Empire Builder. Think of that name! The Roman Empire. The Empire of Genghis Khan. The British Empire. The Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Nazi...