On The Move Around The World

Josh and I riding the motorcycle in rural India.

Josh and I riding the motorcycle in rural India.

I feel like we live in an era of paradox. I feel like there are more sedentary people than ever sitting in front of the computer or tv for hours at a time, but I also feel there are more people on the move, traveling great distances and to faraway lands. People have the travel bug more than ever, young people want to explore the world and more than ever, it is accessible to us via cars, trains, boats and airplanes.

I love traveling. My favorite modes are trains and boats, and I greatly enjoy being at airports. I’m getting a bit tired of uncomfortable plane rides to be honest, but they’re worth it.

Whether I like it or not, I seem to be on the move a lot.

Horse carriage in Mumbai

Horse carriage in Mumbai

The train from Moscow to St Petersburg

The train from Moscow to St Petersburg

Inside he train from Moscow to St Petersburg

Inside the train from Moscow to St Petersburg

rickshaw india road

I’ve been on many, many rickshaw rides.

Heading to Cannon Mountain, NH

Driving to Cannon Mountain, NH

Driving during snowfall in Portland, OR.

Driving during the snowfall in Portland, OR.

Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport

After 3-5 days in Budapest, take the train to Vienna!

Budapest train station, Vienna bound.

Arriving to Pheonix

Arriving to Pheonix

Train from Moscow to St. Petersburg

Train from St. Petersburg to Moscow

airplane window view

PDX – DFW

dallas airport dfw

At DFW

airplane window view

At DFW, Mexico City bound.

airplane sunset dallas airport dfw

museum of flight seattle

Concorde

museum of flight seattle

Strolling the aisles of the Concorde

museum of flight seattle

The Air Force One that served presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

ferry to seattle

Ferry to Seattle.

seattle57 F/A-18 Hornet

Ready for take off. F/A-18 Hornet

Drove a scooter for the first time.

Driving a scooter in rural India.

josh rickshaw

Josh trying to start our rickshaw.

Josh in the Lockheed SR-71, the world’s fastest jet.

Josh in the Lockheed SR-71, the world’s fastest jet.

I swear I always get the furthest gate from security.

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I always seem to get the furthest gates from security.

Which is your favorite mode of transportation?

19 Comments

  1. Another great post; your pics of the Moscow-St. Petersburg train brought back fond memories.

    I also like your reference to all the places you slept on your travels. I couldn’t even begin to add up all of mine. A for effort! 🙂

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  2. I’d like to experience traveling by train. We thought about taking the Amtrak to California next month but the website doesn’t make it easy to plan a trip and it’s almost as expensive as flying. Someday I’d like to take the train from southern England up to Scotland.

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  3. Ah! y me encanta la primera foto. Great shot in the rearview mirror. Nowadays, if I could avoid planes I would. Walking is the best but kinda limits your traveling distances! 🙂

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  4. Como siempre, fabulosas fotos! favourite means of transportation? Well, I made my first airplane trip from Karachi to Paris when I was 6 months in a DC4. I still remember travelling in a Super constellation (Propellers, not reactors) to Africa. There were bunks in first class like in old pre WWII ships! with little curtains for privacy. Planes then were comfy. Modern airplanes suck. And are designed to…
    Buen fin!
    Brian

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