Just read a description of Medium as a “twitter but for long-form texts”. Intriguing! Testing it out by creating a "Magazine".
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
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
I had finally made my choice: never, ever would I have to fly again, in my life. The climate-conscious me high fived with my flight-traumatized self. Ahh. As easy as that - train travel, here we come! Two weeks later, by a lake in the Swedish countryside, I heard myself faintly pointing out “Umm, Los … Continue reading Why I Stopped Flying – and Why I’m Quitting Again
Yesterday I wrote an email to a person arranging a course in the south of Europe (with participants from Sweden mainly), and suggested they could inspire people to take the train down through the continent rather than flying – having a whole group of people take flights for a trip like this will have such … Continue reading Email #6: Love and Light is Not a Complete Answer