About me, the traveler


Trip 1 - India, Nepal, and China

Trip 2 - Southeast Asia

Trip 3 - Mongolia to Eastern Europe

Trip 4 - Middle South America

Trip 5 - Southern Africa

Trip 6 - Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Greenland

Trip 7 - The Balkans

Trip 8 - Morocco and Southern Spain

Trip 9 - Western India

Trip 10 - Outer Indochina

Trip 11 - Ethiopia and Dubai

Trip 12 - Iceland

Trip 13 - Japan

Trip 14 - Caucasus

Trip 15 - Central & East Asia

Trip 16 - Inner Indochina and Japan

Tales From the Tour (a running travelogue)

Top-five lists

New York City excursions

Cheap East Coast bus alternatives



Almost every year since 1997, I have taken at least one major international trip of at least three weeks. The choices of destination are usually little more than the result of my throwing a figurative dart at the map or having Chinese takeout for dinner and thinking, "It's time to go to Asia" -- it doesn't take much to inspire me to hit the road for a month or two. These are, of course, not all the trips I've taken, but they're the longest and most diverse holiday excursions.

Click a route on the map or select a trip from the list to read my account of that trip.

The level of detail in the travelogues has gotten toned down over the years -- for the first three trips I kept track of (and you can read about) every train timing, appetizer, and drink-stall refreshment -- but there should still be enough information in the remaining accounts, in the form of e-mail messages sent to family and friends from the road, to give you a sense of what I experienced and to enable me to recall the events years later.

There is also a travelogue of my experiences as a musician in the orchestra pit of the national tour of Fosse, from 29 October 2002 to 21 May 2004.