Welcome to the Journey…
The skies are filled with yellow stars, blue stars, red giants, brown dwarfs, black holes … but nowhere in the universe can you find a green star. Green suns don’t exist in the sky. There is only one green sun. Right here. Green Sun is the story of my journey across all fifty states, all seven continents, and as many countries as the law allows on a U.S. passport. Check back here for reviews and advice on solo travel, budget travel, “vagabonding,” and lessons learned.
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Maryland has the distinction of being the only Catholic colony and of having been a neutral state during the Civil War. I have never lived in Maryland, and I am afraid all true Marylanders will be incensed to know that during my two tours in the National Capital...read more
Great information on minimalist travel...read more
When you think of Washington crossing the Delaware, you are actually thinking of New Jersey. The Delaware Water Gap is actually Pennsylvania and New York. The state of Ohio has a city named Delaware, as does Arkansas, and the Delaware people (actually Lenape)...read more
Does it surprise you that the largest consumer scuba and dive travel show is located not in Florida or Hawaii --but in Secaucus, NJ? I attended in 2010, in dreary March, and it is a delightful coral island in the concrete ocean that feeds NYC. I have not actually...read more
Can you see the figures? Dancers? Warriors? Pilgrims on their way? Beneath a mountain road in Arkansas, earlier people traveled their own way and sheltered differently than we do...read more
Done with New England! Now, down the coast to the Mid-Atlantic states. The blurry picture above is about as close as I like to get to NYC --or any large city. It wasn't always so, but these days I have a "thing" about crowds and concrete. As in they make me break out...read more
I am not able to do justice to the clear northern beauty that is Maine, as I only visited once, over Memorial Day in 2009. Coolness boiled off the water at Bar Harbor, but there were too many people if you aren’t a guest at the Kennedys' private estate. (I guess; I...read more
I celebrated Thanksgiving 2016 in Plymouth, Mass. This was a trip of a lifetime –13 lifetimes, in fact. My amateur attempts at genealogy, enhanced by the power of Mother Internet, turned up something very cool: no fewer than four ancestors who came over on the...read more
Sometimes the process of travel is very pleasant, such as riding Amtrak's Northeast Regional from Rhode Island to Washington, DC. I like the size and the ease of the train, the ability to move around the car at will, and the hypnotic bass line of the wheels while the...read more