Most of you probably know about my other blog over on Society of Three Speeds. But fifteen years ago I started another other blog, one that you most likely don't know about! On August 6, 2005, one day before my 30th birthday, I launched my Temporary Relocation Project blog. I had just created the Urban… Continue reading Temporary Relocation Project: My forgotten blog.
Seattle, Washington. The Emerald City. Its close proximity (by Western standards) to Portland means I have visited it a lot over the past 20 years. Whenever I needed to visit another major city and didn't want to travel to, say, San Francisco or Chicago, Seattle fit the bill. I've pretty much seen most parts of… Continue reading A quick trip to Seattle: 5-7 March 2020
Hello friends. For those of you who think I "travel all the time", well, maybe you're right! Tomorrow, Tuesday January 29th 2019, I will be heading off to the Bay Area for a week! And this is mostly a "work" trip where I'll be representing Emee's biz (EJP Events) at a function in Berkeley. But… Continue reading Bay Area Trip Jan 29-Feb 6 2019
Hello friends! Big travel plans are afoot! Or rather, awheel. I've got a lot of vacation time to use up before it goes away, so now is as good as ever for a trip. And where to? Why California, of course! I haven't been to California in three years (and before that, five years.) It's… Continue reading Goin’ to California, March 19-28
Most of you probably noticed that when I went down to the Bay Area at the end of January I brought my trusty Bridgestone XO-3 with me. I'm that bike crazy that not only do I like having a bike with me wherever I go (as it's the best way to explore a place), but… Continue reading Bringing bikes when traveling: The Quandary
This open area is in the lower level of my coach car. No seats in here, and not closed off. People are storing their unchecked luggage in here. Perfect space for...an unboxed bike. But they would raise hell if I wheeled in here. Instead I have to box my bike, which costs $25, box and… Continue reading Please explain, Amtrak.
I was out of town for new years. I spent it in Bingen, Washington, a very small town 70 miles east of Portland in the Columbia River Gorge. While small and lacking in stuff, Bingen had three very important things going for it: an Amtrak stop (on the Empire Builder), a hostel (The Bingen Schoolhouse… Continue reading (Art) Binging in Bingen (Wash.) or, what I did for New Year’s