Are Railways in Peril?

National Rail Networks :: A Look Back in Time The world’s first national rail networks were constructed in Britain, with the first inter-city line connecting the industrial midland city Manchester with the port of Liverpool in 1830. So, are you wondering, which country forged a national rail network next?  France? Sweden, the United States? ItContinue reading “Are Railways in Peril?”

Greenbriar River Bike Trail, West Virginia

Greenbriar River, West Virginia   Cruise along the Greenbriar River Bike Trail and you ride the roadbed of steel rails that no longer exist.  Building bike trails on railway beds creates an easy gradient for cyclists, with smooth climbs, easy descents. The Greenbriar River Trail runs beside the river of the same name for aContinue reading “Greenbriar River Bike Trail, West Virginia”

Toronto for TIFF and Fashion

        The last time I enjoyed the  brisk bright nightlife district in Toronto, I was writing a story for Washington Flyer, an airport customer magazine.       On this recent trip,  my visit overlapped the opening week of TIFF  — Toronto International Film Festival — a bit like Cannes without theContinue reading “Toronto for TIFF and Fashion”

Port Tobacco, Maryland

Port Tobacco was not on the water when I visited. Prior to the American Revolution, this Maryland hamlet barely an hour’s drive south-east of Washington, DC was the second largest seaport in the American colonies. Ships anchored to be loaded with barrels of tobacco bound for Europe and the rest of the world.  Port TobaccoContinue reading “Port Tobacco, Maryland”

My Books

E-Books are just right for travel -lightweight, nearly infinite, a library in your hand. If you plan to buy books, try my web-store, Double00Books!  Use the Search function to find any Amazon title. Pyrenees Pilgrimage, my recent book about walking across France alone, is also for sale in Kindle format on Amazon.   Prefer aContinue reading “My Books”

Travel Writing at Hill Center

Hill Center near Eastern Market on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC is sponsoring a   Travel Writing and Blogging class July 24, 2012, 6 to 9 pm.    Register now for this creative adventure. Hill Center partners with The Writer’s Center  in Bethesda, Maryland to recruit instructors for Hill Center’s writing classes.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Earth

I recently learned about a project initiated by Everett Pompeii — a college student currently in Japan. Here are his words:  “The more people you inspire to get out there, the better off the world is (in my view, anyway). Before we get too far, a bit about me. I’m a college student from theContinue reading “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Earth”

Melbourne in the State of Victoria

Through countryside that resembles eastern Oregon or northern California without the mountains, I rode the CountryLink train South, South West from Sydney to Melbourne, an all-day ride.  Only sour moment was receiving a packet of imitation espresso powder and a cup of hot water when I expected brewed coffee at least. After 10 days inContinue reading “Melbourne in the State of Victoria”

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