Traveling Locally in Little Known Places

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Travel  |  House: Booksie Classic
A collection of travel articles, approximately 2000 to 4000 words. A sampler of travel content writing, as well as travel outward and travel inward. One's personal consciousness informing travel. Discovery of our internal home, our ancestors. Traveling with DNA as a roadmap. Traveling through veils and vales.

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Traveling Is A Double Helix In Itself

Submitted: July 26, 2017

As we move along in an intense and dedicated travel experience, do we impress the landscape with our own consciousness then, and for how long? Do we imprint our DNA in sequences as we travel along? One day will we be able to access our ancestors and their historical places through the proverbial veil by isolating finite bits of DNA of ourselves? Read Chapter

Play It Again, Sam's Café

Submitted: July 28, 2017

A longer than usual travel story perhaps to the Outer Limits. Read Chapter

My Own Journey To Hanford

Submitted: July 27, 2017

For travelers, a view in July 2017 of travel from Fresno to Kettleman City, CA with recognition through pilgrimage of Fresno writer William Saroyan's remembrances of his youth here, as well as his latter years. The Sierras nourish the towns below the foothills along Highway 99 and crossing through them feed the melon fields and orchards of the central valley from the east side. Today the California Aqueduct feeds the great San Joaquin Valley from the west side side. The little towns are not as little as when Saroyan bicycled through, but they are still there. When the day is hot, it is hot all day, and the butterflies and yellow blossoms of the playing fields of local youths, the vacant lots, remain to stimulate their imagination on yet another morning. Read Chapter

Them Old Kettleman Hills Ain't What They Used To Be

Submitted: July 27, 2017

"It's a long journey from here to a star," says an old song. Interstate 5 was designed to be a straight away for commercial truckers and long distance travelers the vertical distance of California, and especially to make more palatable to the long desert expanse in Central California. That does not mean there is little to see, for the natural beauty of the place, without and then with water, is every traveler's guide here on any day. From the gusher that could not be tapped for three years that came out of the Kettleman Hills in 1928 to the serenely flowing Aqueduct that the valley denizens want to keep flowing and post their personal road signs to let people know this, the incline of the Diablo Range, and the interstate it hosts, is home to an inventory of sights and stories, historical, and current, being formed each day all the way through to the San Joaquin Delta. Read Chapter