the travel geek

"Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form."

Category: United States

We drank a lot of coffee during the first few hours in Vermont

Crossing the CA/US border was… well… an unexpected experience. We’d done the due diligence and researched busy entry times, Nexus…

Oakledge Park

We stumbled on this park by accident. And, I’ll say that it’s a rather confusing place. There are plenty of…

There are lots of roadside attractions in Burlington

There’s no shortage of bizarre roadside attractions in Vermont. Many are quick stops or are completely ignorable… depending of your…

This is Vermont!

It’s time to knock another state off the “states we’ve visited” list. In the map below, the blue states are…

Wandering the streets of Beacon Hill

At the time of settlement (1630), Boston was known as “tri-mount” for the three hills that made up the area….

One of the Civil War Ironclads: U.S.S. Cairo

Ironsides and ironclads… are common vernacular from the American Civil War. Ironcads refer to the steam-powered metal armoured ships that…

That place called New Amsterdam

Before New York was packed with people… before it was a global destination for fashion, music, and business… before it…

The Last Flight

Ok… so… it’s true. I’m leaving my ridiculously amazing travelling gig to take something local in Montréal. There will be…

Escape from New York

The day started just like any other day on the busy streets of New York: unseasonably warm, sunny, and generally…

A soldier, a bear, a boy, and a book

While researching a post and sifting through newspapers, letters, and photos from World War I, I kept running into stories…

Behind the scenes glimpses of the Carlton Hotel

After the bedbug experience at my previous hotel, myself and all my co-workers moved to a different location; one of…

The joys of travel

The most joyful part of the LaGuardia experience is the taxi queue. For the most part, I opt for taxis…

© 2019 the travel geek. Theme by Anders Norén.