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Summer 2017: By the Numbers

Here’s the 2017 Summer trip by the numbers: 54 days, thirteen cities, thirteen airports, two ferries, three islands, one new mountain range, five new countries, two train rides, and two times across the Atlantic. 16,765 miles (26,980 km) flown. 791 … Continue reading

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Norway: En Route to Bergen from Oslo

The red tail of the train is visible from my window in the third car, snaking behind as we leave tunnels and round the sharper of valley curves. They aren’t all proper tunnels, actually, in the sense of holes cut … Continue reading

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Which Hostel is Right For Me? (More Questions to Help You Get What You Want From Travel)

I’ve been meaning to write about hostels for a few months, but it seems today is the day for it. It’s a bit rainy outside, and after three or four days of heavy walking or travel, I’m sticking around the … Continue reading

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Surprise Ferry Crossing

Surprise! Your train is boarding a large boat. This would surprise you, no? Well, it surely surprised me. I suppose I didn’t pay very close attention to the route we’d be taking, or I would have noticed the large body … Continue reading

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Trains, Trains, Trains! (June 25th 2015 – PGH > NYC)

It’s odd that the platform underneath 30th Street Station smells of cotton candy. It’s faint but it’s definitely there. We’ve stopped to switch engines – from diesel to electric. I can observe the yard workers in what look like miners’ … Continue reading

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