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The Philosophy of Travel

We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment, no matter what – 

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Overall, subjective rating for Montana: 8.5 (me) 8 (Daniel)

Compiled from my notes and lasting impressions

Day 1 on the road: July 27, 2015… 498 more words


The All-American/All-Canadian Road Trip is still happening. Christopher Varley and his wife Sandra Shaul went for a long drive this summer – from TORONTO to Chicago to Brandon, Manitoba – and then back home through Canada.

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The settled find the traveller unsettling; a source of curiosity but also of potential danger.

Throughout history, settled societies have had both a deep curiosity for but also deep suspicion of travelling communities.

There was excitement when the circus or the fun fair came to town.   423 more words

News Perspectives

Blurry Lines

He was cute. Smiling at me with those big browns, a scruffy chin like my Daddy used to have. He would do, at least for a night. 650 more words

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The Runes of the Colorado

(Finale—The End of the Dream)

we rode
a burning
hot sun
the heat waves
our wheels

the desert
was hot
and dry… 395 more words

Boho Travels

Roadtrip Sandwich

Casey felt proud of his roadtrip packing skills perfected from years of back and forth between LA and Austin. He was a minimalist when it came to packing his trunk, bringing only a few essential tools, extra gas and obviously clothes and a sleeping bag. 1,071 more words

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