Travel Writing

Category: Travel Writing

Oct. 1, 2009 I almost missed old town Truckee altogether. I hadn’t been there for decades and took a turn off the freeway that sent me past condominiums, luxury cabins, spiffy new office buildings and a few upscale shops and businesses. I had remembered a mountain community with historic structures and was baffled by the

Sept. 4, 2004 It is early morning, a fire going in the wood stove. A few cars roll by as guests depart. It’s still very

May 16, 2004 If I were to be asked where, during many years of cross-country travel, I’d had the very best meal of my entire

May 12, 2004 When I arrived in Philipsburg, MT – “P’Burg” by local idiom – it was by complete happenstance. I was headed south from

  May 9, 2004 It took all of five minutes being in Montana for the first time and I was in love. I had driven

May 8, 2004 At the end of a quiet road, just a few miles outside the town of Leavenworth, WA, I turned into a small

May 6, 2004 I woke up to the glimmer of water reflecting against my windows. Dramatic lighting filtered through the clouds and across Penn Cove,

May 4, 2004 I left Portland in the late afternoon, loaded down with books from Powell’s and a little weary from the last week of

May 3, 2004 As much as I love unplanned travel, I knew before starting this trip that I was heading for Montana. My intention was

I simply wanted to find a place to stay that was reasonable in price and somewhat quiet. It was the first night of what would

From Wichita, I headed up the Kansas Turnpike, through Kansas City and continued east. I had thought I might end up in Hermann, Missouri, a