Category Archives: Travel

Views from above

When I travel, I am one of those nerds who takes pictures of everything, including whatever views I happen to see out the window of my plane. Most of the the time the resulting pictures are nothing worth a second look, but sometimes I am rewarded with some really great photos.

The impact of travel

I travel a lot. I go on a lot of international trips for business, I travel to see Philip Glass performances, and I travel to see family and friends. I love to travel, but like Marley with his heavy chains, I am getting more and more concerned about my enormous carbon footprint.

On luggage and packing

If I travel four times in one year, that is a very light year. in 2019 I had 13 trips that involved getting on a plane, and in 2018 I had 7. While I hope not to repeat that 2019 schedule again, let’s just say this: I travel a lot. After your first half-dozen flights, you tend to… Read More »

Traveling with a pillow

I recently watched the film Up in the Air, in which George Clooney’s seasoned traveller character, Ryan, bullies Anna Kendrick’s newbie character to switch to smaller, better-wheeled luggage at the airport. As she is on the floor in a corner of the airport, transferring the contents of one suitcase into another, we see that she has taken up… Read More »

Welcome to PDX

If you are traveling to NW Oregon or SW Washington, you’ll be flying into the Portland International Airport: PDX. It has frequently been voted the “best US airport,” and whenever I travel, I literally plan on at least one extra hour just to hang out at the airport — it’s that nice.   The carpet Portlanders are *fiercely*… Read More »