Monthly Archives: July 2017

Sustainable Travel

Hello!!! Happy FRIDAY!  How are you all doing?  I hope your great.  Can you believe this is the last weekend of July?  Seriously, where did summer go???  I can’t believe we’re going to be starting classes in just a few short weeks.  I got a lot to do before then and I best get cracking on it!  Maybe it’s best I don’t look at the calendar. =)

So today, let’s talk some more about my adventures overseas.  I was fortunate enough to stay on a University campus in a good part of London so I had the opportunity to travel to other locations throughout my 2 week stay.  I must say that the United States NEEDS a reliable national train service such as the high speed ones in Europe.  I know that we have Amtrack but it’s not really cost effective for the amount of time.  I looked into taking the train from Oregon to the East Coast a few summers ago.  It was going to cost way over $1,000, (I can’t remember the exact amount but I was shocked!) require me to change trains in the midwest, AND, here’s the kicker!, it would’ve taken 9 – 12 DAYS!!!  I can get a plane ticket from Portland to Ohio for around $400 and it takes about 4-5 hours direct flight.  So yeah, Amtrack isn’t really good for cross country travel.  However, I did ride it once on a one way trip from Oregon to Washington to start a backpacking trip.  It was perfect for this because I didn’t have to worry about how to get my car back after I hiked home. =) Also I will put in this as a disclaimer that countries in Europe are smaller and closer together so even if we had a high speed train in the US it wouldn’t be nearly as fast as traveling between some countries. Anyways…back to my recent train travel in England…

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England Energy

Hello, hello!  Happy Hump Day!  Hope your week is going great!  I’m trying to get back into a regular routine to get over the jet lag and catch up on things that happened while I was away. =)

As mentioned Monday, today I’m going to be discussing some items that I noticed (and relate to tiny house living) during my time spent in the UK.  First, I spent most of my time in London but was able to get away from the city for a few days to explore other parts of England.

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Welcome back!!!

Hello long lost friends!!! How are you all doing?  Sorry for my absence….I was off enjoying my time overseas!  I have a ton of great topics to share with you from my trip and (promise this time!) that I will be back to my regular *summer* schedule soon.  I just have to get my circadian system back into the correct time zone.  My body thinks it’s 8:00 pm and dinner time while the time zone says it’s 11:30 AM and not quite lunch yet.  =)  Check back in Wednesday and I’ll share some stories with you.  In the meantime, check out some photos of my trip.

Adventures