A collection of 27 posts
Two Rivers in Asia
Travel, geopolitics, and water—this post is a review of two books that sit at the convergence of several of my interests. It can also be seen as the inland accompaniment to this post [https://danbscott.ghost.io/monsoon-prospect/] covering coastal areas in the same general region. The River at
I was recently down in northwestern Virginia on a business trip. Because I was there over a weekend, I had the chance to do a couple of hikes in the area. One spot I went hiking was in Shenandoah National Park [https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/hiking-opportunities.htm]. While
fietspaden en droge voeten
This is my final post based off of my trip to the Netherlands. It focuses on reviewing a book about land reclamation and flood control infrastructure in the Netherlands and sharing a couple of bike trips I took out into the countryside around Amsterdam [https://danbscott.ghost.io/noord-holland/] and
Four Maritime Museums
In my posts about travelling to Copenhagen [https://danbscott.ghost.io/five-days-in-denmark/] , Amsterdam [https://danbscott.ghost.io/noord-holland/], and Rotterdam [https://danbscott.ghost.io/zuid-holland/], I mentioned that I'd be discussing some maritime museums I visited in a separate post. This is that post. Introduction Seafaring has been an important
After Denmark [https://danbscott.ghost.io/five-days-in-denmark/], I travelled to the Netherlands, where I spent some time around Amsterdam and Rotterdam. In this post I'll share about what I did in the Amsterdam area; I plan to feature the Rotterdam area in my next post. Amsterdam flourished during the Dutch
Five Days in Denmark
I didn't have a post last week because I was returning from vacation. In the next few posts, I'll be writing about the places I went: Denmark and the Netherlands. As the title says, I stayed in Denmark for five nights. My accommodations were in Copenhagen (at Bedwood [http://bedwood.
Ottawa Museum Crawl
At the end of last week, I had a business meeting in the Ottawa area. I decided to stay for the weekend since it was a good opportunity to visit our nation's capital during Canada's 150th [https://danbscott.ghost.io/150th/] anniversary. On Saturday, I went to three museums: Canadian
Top Ten Things to do in Fredericton
This weekend I had a good time taking in some of the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival [http://www.harvestjazzandblues.com/] so it seemed like a good time to celebrate my hometown with this Top Ten list. 1. Take a day trip: Putting this first is not to diminish anything there
Friars black, white, and grey
I was inspired to learn more about the history of religious orders after visiting an abbey in Scotland [https://danbscott.ghost.io/highlights-from-scotland-2014/] and while planning a trip to France [https://danbscott.ghost.io/follow-the-red-brick-canal/]. I read a book called The Lord as Their Portion: The Story of the Religious
Memories of Madrid
I've written in the past about trips I've taken to Scotland [https://danbscott.ghost.io/highlights-from-scotland-2014/], the Pacific [https://danbscott.ghost.io/seattle-trip-2015/] Northwest [https://danbscott.ghost.io/oregon-trail/], and France [https://danbscott.ghost.io/les-musees-de-paris/] (as well as offering some suggestions [https://danbscott.ghost.io/an-itinerary-for-visiting-the-maritimes/] for here in
Follow the red brick canal
My trip to France this spring ended in Toulouse, and so will this series. (See previous entries here [https://danbscott.ghost.io/les-musees-de-paris/], here [https://danbscott.ghost.io/moutarde-et-fromage-2/], and here [https://danbscott.ghost.io/calanques-en-provence/]). Toulouse was distinct from other places in France that I visited in a couple
Continuing my short [https://danbscott.ghost.io/les-musees-de-paris/] series [https://danbscott.ghost.io/moutarde-et-fromage-2/] about my recent trip to France, this week's post is about the time I was in Marseille. Marseille is a very cool city, centered around a large harbour. The harbour entrance is flanked by forts, and
Moutarde et Fromage
This is my second post about my recent trip to France. Last week I wrote [https://danbscott.ghost.io/les-musees-de-paris/] about my time in Paris. This week's post is about Dijon [https://www.google.ca/maps/place/21000+Dijon,+Francefirstname.lastname@example.org,4.9621813,12z/] and Lyon [https://www.google.
The Rains of Quinault
One of the highlights of my trip to the West Coast [https://danbscott.ghost.io/seattle-trip-2015/] was spending a long weekend in Olympic National Park with a couple of friends. This enormous park (bigger than the state of Rhode Island, apparently) has everything from mountains, to temperate rainforests, to coastline.
Seattle Trip, 2015
As promised in my previous post [https://danbscott.ghost.io/oregon-trail/], here is a run-down of my recent trip to Seattle. I was in Washington state from Sept. 2 – 8 (and for a final day before flying out of SeaTac after visiting Portland); this included three days on the Olympic
NB Day 2015
Last weekend was New Brunswick Day. To celebrate, I enjoyed some outdoor activities around the province that I decided to share in this post. Oromocto River I went kayaking on the Oromocto River with some friends last weekend. One of my friends rented a kayak from Eco-Logical Adventures [http://ecologicaladventures.
A Minimalist Map of the US Interstate System
Since I've been travelling in the United States quite a bit recently (for business), I thought it would be useful to learn a bit more about the interstate highway system, specifically how the numbering scheme works. It's actually very well-organized and systematic. I made the map below from what I