Amtrak Overnight - A review

Now that I have experience with Amtrak’s overnight routes, I wanted to clear up how the whole experience was for me, as a younger guy. Unlike most of the other writings you’ll find, I’m a fairly normal 20 year-old who...

Cross-Country: Day 4

Today is the fourth of my four-day railway trip across the United States. I arrived in Los Angeles this morning for a layover before the final leg of the trip, going down the Pacific coast and arriving in San Diego...

Cross-Country: Day 3

Today is the third of my four-day railway trip across the United States. I woke up on the train today to see Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. This portion of the trip was taken on the Southwest Chief train.

Cross-Country: Day 2

Today is the second of my four-day railway trip across the United States. I spent several hours on layover in Chicago, leaving to see Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. This portion of the trip was taken on the Southwest Chief...

Cross-Country: Day 1

Today is the first of my four-day railway trip across the United States. I left my Virginia home for Washington DC, to see Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. This portion of the trip was taken on the Northeast Regional and...

Cross-Country: Preface

About four years ago, I stood on the crumbling Fredericksburg station waiting for the southbound train to Newport News. I was about to start my first job as a lifeguard in Virginia Beach and it was my first time ever...

Some Canadian Gems

In months past, I frequently browsed amongst a site called Southern Souls. It’s a website dedicated to showcasing musicians in Southern Ontario playing their music in a more intimate setting. I’ve found a treasure chest full of talent on this...

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Cabin Fever & Thanksgiving 2012

Spending Thanksgiving week in Fredericksburg may have not been the most productive as far as free time goes, but I did manage to get some work in on some projects this break. I am months behind on my ballooning-related projects,...

Top Gear

Ah, good old Top Gear. My british-minded friend introduced me to this incredible show at the beginning of the semester, back when I didn’t know or care about cars. Here I am, sitting three short months later, and I think...