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
Empty Coal Car

Fuck Outta Here White Boy

To avoid BNSF Memphis Yard, I walked 12 miles to a traffic signal along the Mississippi River.  East Memphis felt neighborly, with white picket...

Why You Must Visit The Big Island of Hawaii!

Why You Must Visit The Big Island of Hawaii! Ever since college, I wanted to visit the Big Island of Hawaii.  Why this particular island...

RTA Subway System the Graffiti Within

RTA Subway System - Abandoned New York - Rochester For the better part of the summer last year along with this year I normally wander...

Island Air and the Psychic Mermaid

Island Air Shutdown, Went Out of Business Abruptly So my wife pestered me to book my flight back to Honolulu two days prior to my...
The Fresno Train Yard

Freight to Fresno on a Work Car

Train Hopping Fresno It briskly showered the night before covering my bivy in a film of morning dew. My sleeping pad soaked up every droplet...