Wandering Aimlessly

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

Greed and the Grave

When the sun stings the somber eye and the curtains fade to endless sky, I can only hope for passion in this life. Without passion there is only greed. The palpable spirit, so free, so wild, should never be tamed, but in brevity, meandering the sinuous path unknown to even he. For he himself seeks life of a thousand unknowns, garnering each jagged piece to the puzzle of creativity with the eye of a new sun. For the price of youth is insurmountable to even the most precious stone.

Fading with the Forest

Empty walls crumble. Brick-by-brick the wounds open. Scars wither to Earth.

Site and Channel Updates

So I normally don't post such updates, but with my recent hiatus from YouTube and posting stories I thought I would update everyone on what's going on with my channel and blog postings. My last long trip was hitching and riding from Rutland, VT to Davenport, IA back in mid September. I have about 6 or 7 episodes for YouTube that will be apart of a mini series. Each episode will be no longer than 10 minutes with an aim for 7 minutes and will be well edited with both train footage as well as random blurbs by...

Backpacking of Budget Travel

Backpacking on a Budget Backpacking is still popular among those who go on vacation. Far from everyone enjoys spending time on a beach. Many people prefer an active way of rest. Backpacking does not necessarily nights spent somewhere in camping sites by the fire with someone playing the guitar with a flock of mosquitoes and a rucksack behind one`s back. It is a stereotype. It is time to break the pattern. There are various options for interesting and fruitful vacation. How to save on vacation and spend a minimum of money? It is a huge advantage of a backpacking that a...

From Golden Stalks to Green Mountains

Through her scars of earth, Between tilled shimmering dirt, Gold whiskers converge...
Abandoned Arizona - Casa Grande

Casa Grande Domes

Abandoned Arizona - The Casa Grande Domes, Casa Grande, AZ https://youtu.be/RonBkzvABhE Update: After visiting the domes in Casa Grande one of them collapsed shortly after exploring...
Hitchhiking to Abandoned Tokomaru Bay

Abandoned Tokomaru Bay

I stood right outside Tologa Bay by the only shoulder in the shade, flexing my thumb as minimal traffic whizzed by along highway 35...

One Man, One Needle and Greenhorns

After visiting the in-laws, watching the Super Bowl (uninterested) and getting squeaky clean in a bath tub instead of a fast food sink, I...
Dansville: Castle on the Hill

Dansville: Castle On The Hill

Abandoned Dansville: Castle On The Hill "DISCLAIMER: I do not advise trespassing to explore this site in Dansville. The building is beyond repair and in...

Abandoned ChengDu

Abandoned ChengDu I joined Jelte, Chris and Sarah today for a round of go-karts. The price we read online greatly differed from the price he...