amtrak, bike camping, bike touring, blogger, blogs, trains

Temporary Relocation Project: My forgotten blog.

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, travels

A quick trip to Seattle: 5-7 March 2020

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

amtrak, trains, travels, trip with bike

Bay Area Trip Jan 29-Feb 6 2019

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

trains, travels

Goin’ to California, March 19-28

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

new years trip

(Art) Binging in Bingen (Wash.) or, what I did for New Year’s

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