Travel

Words from the Road

Syracuse musicians, Jess Novak and Brian Golden, are on tour for one month. Read about it here.

I read a book early in the trip called Mutant Message Down Under. It’s about a woman who is taken in by the aboriginals of Australia and made to live completely in the wild. She goes without all the things we call “necessary” in our daily lives, or at least couldn’t imagine living without. There is no technology and barely any food, shelter, clothes or water. Yet, at the end of her journey, she’s exposed to some of the greatest secrets of humanity and learns the oneness that connects us all when we learn to go “without”, though we’re actually going very much with the most important things in life – family, friends and the non-material things that money can’t touch.



On The Road

Syracuse musicians, Jess Novak and Brian Golden, are on tour for one month. Read about it here.

I’ve done a month on the road before and I do recall the time-warp sensation. When you don’t know exactly where you’re coming from, going to, who you’re staying with, what you’re eating, how much money you’re making or spending – every day feels incredibly long. Any normal schedule is thrown to the wind and even the plans that seem concrete can crumble at any moment due to weather, traffic, car problems or personality conflicts. The road is a wildly unpredictable place. Yet, when looking back, the time seems to have flown by.



North to the Future

Travel to Alaska

The 49th star to our flag and the destination frozen at the top of many bucket lists, Alaska, recently melted the expectations of a group of travelers. This frigid fortress is comprised of 65% national parks, 20% state parks and local land and only about 15% privately owned.



The Green Mountain State

Vermont, naturally.

“Avoid clichés,” said every writing teacher I've ever had.



How safe is Cancun?

(Travel) Would we return from this trip?

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The Trip that Almost Wasn’t

(Travel) A trip to Ireland

It was the trip that almost wasn’t.