The Offbeat Adventures Thread was becoming too large, so here's an index to all of its files. Just click on whichever one you want.
Climbing Mount Fuji, 1959 — My Army Buddies And I Conquer The Volcano
The Little Studebaker That Couldn't — A 1957 Trip To Kyoto Where Everything Went Wrong
How I Got Started In Travel Guides, Part I — A TV Idea Leads To Other Things
How I Got Started In Travel Guides, Part II — A New Idea In Printed Guides
How I Got Started In Travel Guides, Part III — Great Trips/Europe Is Born
Fossicking In Australia's Outback — Hunting For Sapphires And Rubies
East Berlin In 1969 — Visiting The Commie Capital
Visiting Yugoslavia In 1965 — An Unplanned Journey That Changed My Life
Our Own Photo Studio, Part V — Touring The Pacific For Pan Am
Our Own Photo Studio, Part VI — Working For The Railroad
Working For The Airline — Flying High With Air France
Sailing The Greek Islands — A Week On A Small Sailboat
Bicycling In New York — Braving The Traffic And Finding A Speedway
Bicycling in Holland — A 32-mile ride through the countryside.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail. Four 15-year-old kids take off on a Grand Adventure in 1950.
Camping in New York State's Adirondacks. I join the back-to-the-earth movement around 1973.
Rocky Mountain High. A recent 2007 trip to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.
Innsbruck Mountain Walk. An easy 8-mile hike in the Austrian Alps, taken in 1979 but still valid.
Defiling a Castle in Spain. Under the guise of shooting fashion photos in 1964, we do a bra ad in the Alhambra — then flee the country.
Silent Night and the Salt Mines: A trip to Hallein in Austria explores inside salt mines deep under the mountains, then discovers the origins of a favorite Christmas carol.
Ironbridge Gorge, England. A visit to the very beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.
Photographing Chicago. The Band, not the City. We travel to a remote ranch in the Rockies.
Japan Revisited. Beginning of a lengthy vacation in Japan.
Japan Revisited, Part 2. Continuing the adventures.
Texel, Holland. Relaxing on a peaceful island not far from Amsterdam.
Pluckley. The most haunted village in England.
New York City's High Line. An abandoned elevated rail line that cuts through Manhattan's Lower West Side has been transformed into a hiking trail with a view.
Stoke Bruerne Canal Walk, England. An 8-mile walk along a towpath to the most colorful old canal village in Britain.
Entering a Time Warp and Re-Uniting with an Old Friend. Returning to my earliest origins.
McSorley's Old Ale House. A 2010 visit to New York's oldest Irish pub,
Revisiting Ground Zero. A Sept. 2010 visit to New York's World Trade Center site.
More coming, stay tuned.
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