Category Archives: Travel

Travel for research, Travel for conventions, Travel for the sheer and glorious heck of it

The Rambling Writer Goes Biking Along Lake Whatcom

Last time (May 13 blog post), Thor, Bear dog, and I hiked above our nearby Lake Whatcom to an overlook. This time, taking advantage of another sunny day, we loaded up our bikes and took to the Hertz Trail that … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Takes a Hike Above Lake Whatcom

Phew. After “The Year of Constant Physical Therapy” and various other medical interventions (for both Thor and myself), I’m revisiting my attitude toward a cyborg body. In my first science fiction novel WILD CARD RUN originally published (cough cough) several … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Travels Back in Time

After today, for the next two Sundays, I will be traveling. First I go to Utah to visit Bryce and Zion National Parks, two of the many Southwest locations I have not yet seen, then to Washington D.C. for work. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Travels, Part 13: The Byzantine City of Mystras

This series started on Oct. 15 and continues every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The Ariadne Connection. … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler, Part 6: Soweto

On June 16, 1976, I was waiting to hear if I had gotten into the University of Pittsburgh nursing school. Sharing a house with a PhD aspirant, two medical students, and a dental student, I had recently broken up with … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler, Part 5: Cape Town, Where I Went and Where I Didn’t

WHERE I WENT On a tour organized for those of us who arrived to the city a day early, our first stop was at one of the local clinics who participant in HIV vaccine trials. It was a bright, welcoming … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Travels, Part 12: The Caverns at Pyrgos Dirou

This series started on Oct. 15 and continues every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The Ariadne Connection. … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler, Part 4: Cape Town – getting there
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South Africa’s 2nd largest city is very likely its most beautiful. Everyone loves Cape Town—iKapa to the Xhosa—and like all South African cities, it’s a mixture of light and darkness. Shanty townships ring the town in which tourists sample posh … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Revisits Southern Mexico

Just in time to escape the gray gloom and record-breaking rainfall here in Bellingham, WA, the “far corner” of the Pacific Northwest, Thor and I celebrated our anniversary with another trip to sunny southeast Mexico, where we enjoyed our “luna … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler: Part 2 Several elephants and one leopard

We rise early, try to chug hot, mediocre coffee, and line up to enter our Bush Cruiser, the faithful Land Rover, with cameras, phones, hats, scarves, bug juice, water bottles all handy and within easy reach. Camera is charged and … Continue reading

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