Just read a description of Medium as a “twitter but for long-form texts”. Intriguing! Testing it out by creating a "Magazine".
I want to learn more about the history of the coast to coast railroad. Not the history of the white men who "built" it, but the people who lived and worked around it. I think I have found the book for exactly that!
Learning that many people here in the US have never even been on a train, and at least maybe not on a long haul trip like this, here is a list of practicalities that might be helpful for anyone planning to travel (overnight) by train in the US.
When I went to Sweden this summer, by train and boat, the decision was a 100% based on my environmental concerns about the growing aviation industry not being a healthy part of our future. It was also 100% based on my fear of flying. And yes, I know that such a thing as 200% doesn’t … Continue reading “Sustainable Traveling”
In a newsletter I received the other day, a teacher mentioned - in the middle of a whole lot of other stuff, without further ado - that they were not going to offer the study trips to the country far away anymore. Trips that they have organized for many years, and which are - have … Continue reading Bravery – as in Walking the Walk
Last weekend it started, again. The fires. It's my third "fire season" here in LA now, and this round the emergency-state (and the smoke down here) just lasted a couple of days (the first year we didn't leave the house for about a week, basically), but it was an equally scary and upsetting experience. When … Continue reading Fire Season
I've been back in LA since a couple of days now, slowly understanding where I am in the world again. Traveling slowly definitely gives you the chance to adapt to changing places in a softer way - however the shift from being in the "travel bubble" to "having arrived" is as sharp as always and … Continue reading Slow Travel Lessons – a Start
Thinking back on a long journey...Just boarded the last train for this summer a few hours ago! Now sitting in the panorama car on the Southwest Chief, having left Chicago and continuing west for about another two days. The routes for the trip this summer have been approximately these (practical tips for the different parts … Continue reading Thoughts by the end of the trip
“I have a tendency towards claustrophobia...that’s why”. I had just asked the man sitting down beside me if he would like to switch seats, so that he would have the window seat and I the aisle. “Oh really - so do I!!” he answered enthusiastically, and immediately got up, to let me move out. “Oh, … Continue reading Making Friends on Trains
That’s what they said, the person cutting my hair, when I told them about my coming trip over to Europe. “That’s so cool though, I’ve never even thought about that one could do that!” they had said the moment before. And just that fact, that this person, who had clearly traveled in their life, never … Continue reading ”I’ve never been on a train”