Wandering Aimlessly

Hey, I'm Brian Cray - adventure travel writer and seasonal worker. Follow my adventure short stories on hitchhiking, train hopping and wandering.

50 Shades of Train

People know you ride when she rolls into a town, with you drenched in grease. Your face smudged in dirt. Your fingernails are deep black. You ramblin' train tramp.

Mystery Man

My face is my face, but I am still a ghost, yes, I am still a ghost.

Sentimental Scribblings

Immersed in the wax, Scribbling, writing emotions, Leaving marks behind...

Crimson Tides of Sun

I wake on lumber. Crimson embers light the sky, as she sleeps on steel.

Freedom is Blind

Gorgonize my ears With that sudden wrench of steel Blind me with freedom

Ridin’ Blind on a California Line 

Train Hopping California I woke up early to hit the ramp to hitch out of Goodyear for Flagstaff. After a few hours of standing on...
Catching Tilapia in Isabela Philippines

Isabela, Philippines, Tilapia…Oi…Oi

Hitchhiking Isabela Philippines The past few days the knots and twists in my stomach killed me. Literally incapacitated, I slept most of the past two...

Abandoned Growers Cold Storage Co.

Abandoned WNY - Growers Cold Storage Co. Alright, so I'll be the first to honestly admit that Western New York sucks, but the country has...
Train Hopping Loaded Coal

Loaded Coal and Locked Dreams

Train Hopping Denver After kickin’ it for a week in a townhouse off of Martin Luther King Blvd., gettin’ high off edibles, and free climbing...
Pioneer Park

Hitchhiking to California

Hitchhiking to California We stood near the on-ramp of I-70 West flying a sign that said, "West." The vehicles whizzed by the roundabout right before...