3rd License to Freedom

How I passed my Commercial Driving License (Truck License)… again… I have no problems with most test or exam situations. I have done many at school and university and usually…

Escaping City Boundaries

Lying back in the sun, eyes closed with the breeze from the lake cooling me and listening to the band of crickets and cicadas, it’s hard to believe that I’m…

Wishlists

I’m sure that 90% of people reading this are the same as me and that somewhere hidden safely away (so as not to be a constant reminder, but equally a…

Driving in the East of the USA

My first major road trip was when I was seven. And really, it wasn’t a trip as I never did make it back to the starting point. When my family…

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

I’m driving from my mom’s house in Hanover, NH to my alma mater, Wellesley College, in Massachusetts after a pretty intense Thanksgiving road trip. The descent to North Carolina begins…again….

We Are Travelers

I gotta hand it to him: my boyfriend hates mornings, and he sleeps in every second he can (well into the afternoon, sometimes), but if he has to get up…

Silver Week – Part I

Day 1: Ellie & I depart Shimokita at approximately 7pm on Friday night, after work.  We spend most of the evening winding our way down to the Tohoku Expressway which…

Adventures in Aomori

Playing outside is one of my necessities  in life.  I enjoy it for all the physical aspects – the knowledge that yes, my body is capable and strong; for the…

Castles and Cars

If I had to give a single piece of advice to travelers, it might be “Make friends with people who own cars.” Obviously, when meeting new people, it’s probably not…

Drive Me Crazy

by Lisa My brother-in-law is a car guy.  You know, he reads magazines about cars, fixes up cars, goes to car shows, owns a pretty 2010 Camaro, wants to drive in…