Classifieds – Travel Companion Wanted

Looking for a travel companion for a European backpacking trip. Duration probably 3 months from April to June 2018, but at this point, those dates are not set in stone. Leaning toward arriving London and departing Istanbul – also not set in stone. It is NOT important that we agree to identical itineraries. That would never happen anyway – like Read More …

Summaries of Days 8-10 – Leather & Rubber Tramps

Leather & Rubber Tramps As a rubber tramp (a term that references my vehicle’s tires and the fact that I’m driving), it is not lost on me that I still enjoy quite a few modern luxuries and conveniences. For instance, I have this vehicle that propels me across the country, often at speeds up to 80 miles per hour. The Read More …

The Winona Trip and Personal Struggles

In recent weeks, I’ve made two major payments on my final student loan. I’m poised to make the last big payment to get the balance down to zero in just a few days. I’ve made steady progress on all of the logistical work I have to do to sell my home and prepare for this trip. Despite this progress, the last six Read More …

Travel Companions or Solo Travel?

I have had a recurring fantasy of meeting some foreign couple during my trip, and running off with them to visit their home country. No doubt, this fantasy has been conjured in my imagination from a scene in some movie. It may be fun to experience adventures with fellow travelers. But at least in the beginning, I will be embarking Read More …