Category: Travel

Review: Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves

March 24th, 2010, 10 Comments

Rick Steves is known for writing books, and producing public TV shows, about travel to Europe. He encourages people to get out of their comfort zone, advocates staying in homes instead of hotels, and giving yourself permission to struggle to communicate in a land of unfamiliar language. That way, you get to experience not just […]

Trip part 1: Kansas to Indiana

March 24th, 2010, 1 Comment

Note: This post was written March 12, and posting was delayed until our return home. This is the first part of our trip: driving from Kansas to Indiana with Jacob and Oliver. From Indiana, we’ll be flying to Germany while the boys stay with their grandparents. We normally don’t like long road trips. Our preferred […]

More on David Gunn and Amtrak

November 14th, 2005, 1 Comment

Here’s an interesting read: Where Was Brownie When We Needed Him? David Gunn, Amtrak and Bush’s Culture of Incompetence. This article makes the point about David Gunn better than I did, and is written by someone that saw how David Gunn has improved things.

And we’re off…

May 19th, 2005, No Comments

We’re off on another Amtrak trip, this one to New Orleans by way of Chicago and Washington, D.C. Our train leaves at 3AM. Some have asked us why we are passing through Washington on our way to New Orleans. That’s because the point of the trip is not really its destination, but the travel. We’ll […]

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