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Traveling Will & Robin

Current travels: Three months in the wilderness of Siberia, Mongolia, and the South Pacific

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Mon
25
Jun '12

Geopolitics in pictures

 

Mon
25
Jun '12

No shit, there I was…

Some locations are so exotic that their names take four syllables. Even in Vladivostok, Russia, best known as the terminus of the trans-siberian railway, 9289 kilometers from Moscow, the hotels and commercial flights still ring of the familiar. But as we looked through the small round helicopter windows, signs of humans quickly gave way and […]

Thu
31
May '12

Off to Siberia, just in time!

This has been a whirlwind busy month for both Robin and me. We leave in about 20 hours, and once we’re on the plane we will finally have time to say something about our trip. Until then here’s to preparation!

Wed
15
Sep '10

Louisville, Slugger

One of the wonderful metrics of my journey across the country has been the different historical trails that each region has been proud of. Across the open desert of the west it was the Pony Express trail; in the mountains of Colorado it was the Continental Divide; in the rolling hills of Illinois, Indiania, and […]

Tue
14
Sep '10

I’m not dead yet!

This just in! I’m still very much alive, and will crank out all the notes and half-finished posts I have to finish my journey very, very soon. Very. Promise.

Tue
10
Aug '10

Shout Out: SportRx

BUY THIS PRODUCT! I wore contacts for about a year in high school, but between the inconvenience of dealing with them and the fact that without glasses on I look permanently stoned (honest, Mom, it’s just how my eyes look!) I’ve been bespectacled for nearly my entire life. Honestly, I enjoy wearing glasses, and there’s […]

Sun
1
Aug '10

Trans-American Books, Part 1

These are the books I’ve finished on this trip, to date: The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler For the Win – Cory Doctorow Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby Snuff – Chuck Palahniuk Interface – Neal Stephenson The Great Simolean Caper – Neal Stephenson Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – David Sedaris The Picture […]

Wed
30
Jun '10

National Parks and onward

I’ve spent most of the last week in Zion or Grand Canyon National Parks, and they’ve been fantastic. Right now it’s Tuesday morning and I’m getting ready to get back on the bike after a luxurious four-day weekend. In fact, it’s been so good here that I didn’t want to spend time writing, so I’ll […]

Fri
25
Jun '10

A goodbye to 50

I would like to use this space to memorialize a good friend of mine who is no longer with me: US-50, The Loneliest Highway in America.. 10 miles after my summit I turned right – the first turn in nearly 400 miles – and said goodbye to the most incomprehensibly-empty road I’ve ever been on. […]

Thu
17
Jun '10

Sheets

I will write more words and post plenty of pictures when I have internet that isn’t my phone (Saturday?). For now, though, I want to celebrate the fact that I’m about to sleep in a REAL bed with sheets and everything. Thank you Steve and Nancy Kirkpatrick or Somerset, CA! Also, your dogs are lovely. […]