Category Archives: USA Rail Pass

History of Surgery

The Museum of Surgical Science includes a room dedicated to the pioneers of medicine.   For daily pictures you can follow me on tumblr. at http://www.traveltash.tumblr.com, like the Travel-Tales page on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/traveltalesorg  and follow me on Twitter @tash_higman.

History of Surgery

The Museum of Surgical Science includes a room dedicated to the pioneers of medicine.   For daily pictures you can follow me on tumblr. at http://www.traveltash.tumblr.com, like the Travel-Tales page on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/traveltalesorg  and follow me on Twitter @tash_higman.

Preserving the new as well as the old

I am always a little bit amused by the definition of ‘old’ in the US when compared to European architecture.  Having said that, one of the benefits of these different perspectives on what is old is that things considered ‘new’

Preserving the new as well as the old

I am always a little bit amused by the definition of ‘old’ in the US when compared to European architecture.  Having said that, one of the benefits of these different perspectives on what is old is that things considered ‘new’

Chagall in Chicago

When I lived in Zürich, I visited the Fraumünster and was awed by the stained glass windows there created by Chagall.  His America Window in the Art Institute was one of the sights I had been sad to miss on

Chagall in Chicago

When I lived in Zürich, I visited the Fraumünster and was awed by the stained glass windows there created by Chagall.  His America Window in the Art Institute was one of the sights I had been sad to miss on

Upgrade for the last leg

My last journey on this USA Rail Pass was on the Cardinal from Charlottesville back to Chicago.  A friend was doing the same trip, so a roomette was more affordable.  Amtrak charges for a roomette whether one or two passengers

Upgrade for the last leg

My last journey on this USA Rail Pass was on the Cardinal from Charlottesville back to Chicago.  A friend was doing the same trip, so a roomette was more affordable.  Amtrak charges for a roomette whether one or two passengers

Write your mind

Having toured Monticello, I didn’t get a chance to visit the University of Virginia, another popular tourist attraction.  Instead, I want to share the Community Chalk Board and Podium, a less well known feature of the city.  This is a

Write your mind

Having toured Monticello, I didn’t get a chance to visit the University of Virginia, another popular tourist attraction.  Instead, I want to share the Community Chalk Board and Podium, a less well known feature of the city.  This is a

TJ’s place on the hill

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Charlottesville area is the house that Thomas Jefferson lived in, which he called Monticello.  I had investigated visiting it before reaching Charlottesville and had to take it off the list again

TJ’s place on the hill

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Charlottesville area is the house that Thomas Jefferson lived in, which he called Monticello.  I had investigated visiting it before reaching Charlottesville and had to take it off the list again

Southern Hospitality

In Charlottesville I was AirBnB-ing with musician who lets her spare room to earn a bit of money and meet interesting people.  She had a gig the afternoon I was arriving but gave me instructions on how to get to her

Southern Hospitality

In Charlottesville I was AirBnB-ing with musician who lets her spare room to earn a bit of money and meet interesting people.  She had a gig the afternoon I was arriving but gave me instructions on how to get to her