Travel is a theme worthy of more posts here on the blog, but resources and other constraints limit this traveler’s ability to access the world abroad. In my youth, I traveled extensively throughout the 48 contiguous (sometimes referred to as the “lower 48”) United States with a couple of brief entries into Canada and Mexico. Driving is a common and comfortable manner of travel within the U.S., though air travel has wide appeal when time is limited and the distance is great. While I enjoy travel by train, it is often more costly than air travel and, of course, takes much longer. I’ve traveled to Europe twice and would surely enjoy further in-depth, exploration of the Old World, but alas, so many destinations yet, so little time. I have only ventured to Asia once to visit friends in the Philippines. China is my next international travel destination. I am currently engaged in research for that trip.
Follow this link to an interesting compendium of travel resources.
The railroad track is miles away, And the day is loud with voices speaking, Yet there isn't a train goes by all day But I hear its whistle shrieking. All night there isn't a train goes by, Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming, But I see its cinders red on the sky, And hear its engine steaming. My heart is warm with friends I make, And better friends I'll not be knowing; Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take, No matter where it's going. *** For more about the life and poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay go here.