travel stories

January 3, 2013

2012—How I traveled

2012 was another incredible year of travel and I feel extraordinarily grateful for being able to maintain a mobile lifestyle. For those of you who are […]
December 12, 2012

A Stop in Bratislava on the way to Prague

When it was time to leave Olomouc, an under-appreciated city in eastern Czech Republic, I had an idea. Instead of going directly to Prague, why not […]
December 11, 2012

The Random Events in a Random City in Slovakia

When travel seems to go wrong It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. We were supposed to stop in a small town in the foothills of […]
June 23, 2012

On America’s Roads: The Natural State

We left Lake Charles State Park before breakfast and made a quick stop at Lynn Supermarket in the small town of Lynn, Arkansas. It’s the kind […]
June 22, 2012

On America’s Roads: Pushing further West—across the Mississippi to Arkansas

We got a late start out of Nashville, chatting around the breakfast table until nearly noon. We stopped at one of Nashville’s oddities that is the […]
April 12, 2012

Getting my Palm Read in China

93. He pencils in the only thing I can understand among the Chinese characters. He smiles and points to the man with a long grey beard […]
March 8, 2012

Vomit and Cigarettes: A Ride on a Chinese Sleeper Bus

View from the road to Dali from Jinghong The vomiting began just after we pulled out of the Jinghong bus station. We hadn’t even left the […]
January 29, 2012

Night train to Kunming

Our compartment is less than half full. But it still smells. The closest thing I can compare it to is the smell of 100 wet dogs. […]
January 10, 2012

Arrival in Macau

A week prior, we had checked the Chinese calendar for an auspicious date to travel. The first of January looked good. We had already been in […]
July 12, 2010

By Interstate to Denver

By Stephen Bugno Part one of this road trip is getting myself to Denver in time for my brother’s wedding. I regret having to take the […]
April 15, 2010

Why does the U.K. Hate me?

Discrimination in Great Britain By Stephen Bugno Arrival at Heathrow Airport “You were borderline: fifty-fifty. I could have had you on the next plane back to […]
March 26, 2010

Riding the Iron Rails through Arctic Russia

By Stephen Bugno Train travel evokes emotions unlike that of driving or flying. There’s a feeling of being removed from the landscape, but at the same […]