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West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Three

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Three

The Third Installment of my June 2015 trip Out West.

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Two

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Two

Heading West into the Four Corners area of the United States.

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part One

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part One

A summary of the first four days of my June 2015 trip west, from my departure in Michigan all the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the stops in between.

West 2015 by the Numbers

West 2015 by the Numbers

A summary of the statistics from my recent month-long trip around the American West.

Go West, Old Man

Go West, Old Man

The Old Man is me, and I’m going West. It’s still 26 days away, and the anticipation is killing me. Usually, when I’ve announced trips in the past, I have a pretty well-designed itinerary to detail. This trip is quite different, and that is quite a departure for me. My inherent OCD combined with my love […]

Europe 2013- Germany- Day 12- A Return to Munich

Europe 2013- Germany- Day 12- A Return to Munich

15 years later, I return for an nostalgic afternoon in Munich.

Photo Essay- Rhine River Cruise

Photo Essay- Rhine River Cruise

My cruise on the Rhine from St. Goar to Koblenz, alongside Castles and vineyards.

Photo Essay- Cologne at Night

Photo Essay- Cologne at Night

I arrived in Cologne, Germany late in the evening. After dropping my bags at my hotel, I took a brief walk in the are around the massive Cologne Cathedral and Train Station since I had planned on leaving early in the morning for my Rhine River Cruise.   Europe 2013 Posts- Europe by the Numbers […]

Europe 2013- Germany- Days 10 & 11- Rhineland

Europe 2013- Germany- Days 10 & 11- Rhineland

And, it was off to Germany, at 237 kilometers per hour. An advantage to traveling on a mid-afternoon, off-peak train is that I had the entire first class car to myself. I arrived in Cologne last in the evening, and, after dropping my bags off at the hotel, I strolled around the city. The city’s […]

Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum

Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum

Belgium’s Hopmuseum, located in the town of Poperinge, is a real treat for any beer lover who ventures to the region on a pilgrimage. It thoroughly covers the history of hop  farming in Belgium, as well as the methods used in the process. When I was there in April of 2013, they had an excellent […]

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 10- Bucket List Belgium

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 10- Bucket List Belgium

I sprang to life early on the morning of my 10th day, despite having drank Belgian beers long into the night. This was a day I had planned much of the trip around. It was time to cross an item off my bucket list. I’d planned to bike the 6km to The Abbey of Saint Sixtus […]

Photo Essay- The Frites Museum, Bruges

Photo Essay- The Frites Museum, Bruges

I went into my visit to the Frites Museum in Bruges expecting a small, cute, kitschy museum, but found it to be excellent- both fun and informative. Europe 2013 Posts- Europe by the Numbers Eurail Pass- A Great Deal Iceland- Day 1- Golden Circle & a Reykjavik Walk The Golden Circle, Iceland Photo Essay- Þingvellir […]

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 9- Bruges and Beyond

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 9- Bruges and Beyond

Bruges, Belgium has one of the best reputations in all of Europe. Despite having visited Belgium a number of times in the past, I’d never visited Bruges. A visit there was one of this trip’s priorities, and after a great day and a half in Brussles, I caught an early morning train to Bruges. My first […]

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 8- Around Brussels

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 8- Around Brussels

Bonding with Brussels through its iconic structures, waffles, and, of course, its beer.

Upper Peninsula 2014 by the Numbers

Upper Peninsula 2014 by the Numbers

This is the next in a series of the “By the Numbers” posts. The others are New Zealand 2012 by the Numbers, Europe 2013 by the Numbers, and East 2014 by the Numbers. Driving Stats: Total Miles Driven: 1976 mi. Daily Average: 179 mi. Most in a day: 417 miles (Iron Mountain to Mount Pleasant via […]

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