Trans-Atlantic Travelogue Travel Articles

Trans-Atlantic Travelogue #3
Trouble in New York Nanuet, New York (of course, vulgar out-of-towners like ourselves think we’re in New York City) April 16, 2001 As I write these lines we have a loaded down station wagon in the parking lot that won’t start (the VW van won’t materialize until we get to Europe). Instead of turning on […]
Trans-Atlantic Travelogue #7
We Disembark, are Accosted by Gypsies, and are Unable to Purchase a Car Due to Concerns Over Possible Terrorist Connections Barcelona, Spain May 16, 2001 Scoreboard: 11,100 miles; 5 Countries, 20 states Sundown on the Grandeur of the Seas The final days of the cruise blew by. Funchal, Malaga, Alicante…they were all nice, but we […]
Trans-Atlantic Travelogue #5
We Take to the High Seas, and Eat a Lot St. Thomas, Virgin Islands May 1, 2001 Scoreboard: 6000 miles; 2 Countries, 20 states The last week in Miami was almost too relaxing. We’ve been on the road for more than a month now, we think we’re authentic gypsies, you can’t just hand us a […]
Trans-Atlantic Travelogue #2
Yellowstone, the Gilded Coral Snail and 2120 South Michigan Avenue Willoughby, Ohio April 8, 2001 Scoreboard: 10 states I have to start this installment with a confession. When I first wake up I’m an idiot. For 45 minutes or so I can’t comprehend the most basic concepts, can’t carry on a decent conversation, mess up […]
Trans-Atlantic Travelogue #14
We Cross the Channel!, Lose our Passports, and Come to a Rest Near a Plethora of Lily Pads! East Horsley, England August 5, 2001 Scoreboard: 12,835 miles; 7 Countries, 20 states; 2 automobiles and a like number of blown engines, 3 ferries, 1 cruise ship, 4 trains, 1 hired van, 1 rented car, 9 taxicabs, […]