The Tangential Traveler TRAVELOGUES WITH ATTITUDE The tangential Traveler has been my vehicle for posting near-stream-of-consciousness travel commentary, interspersed with arresting imagery, since 2000. The 'Tangential' in the name refers to my tendency to go off on tangents that are informed or suggested by my travels. These can involve things like comparing Roman to Chinese bridge building technology, politics, philosophy, medicine, and the environment. Readers give it rave reviews both for its 'you are there' quality of journalism, but also for its breezy style and its always-interesting tangential flights of fancy. Other just love it for the pictures and never read the text at all.