Come Along for the Ride

What is this Blog?

Travel Sketches is a conversation I will have with you about my life and travels. I will include facts, history, my daily encounters, and anything that strikes my fancy.

Table of Contents

United States – Begins at (3 posts)

Europe – Begins at (1 post)

United States – Returns at (4 posts)

Panamá – Begins at (current)

About Me

I am a US citizen intent on traveling. I have retired from two long-lasting careers: an ordained minister with an exclusive ministry in sacred music (organist-choirmaster), and a book dealer (2 stores and Internet selling). Another shorter career was as a data manager in medical research. Today, I am pursuing a writing career.

You might be a fellow traveler, an armchair traveler, or a wannabe traveler. If so, join me in my travels. I will give you facts, feed your fantasies, and inspire you to travel. If you subscribe to my blog, I will give you all of this and more. Let me know how you’re doing; I’d love to hear from you.  Come along for the ride.

Warren R. Johnson

My Writing

I currently have 4 ebooks available: How Do I Make Sense of the Pipe Organ (US $.99), Wine Fiction: A Bibliography (3rd edition) (US $4.99), Select Wine Bibliographies (US $6.99), and Free Campsites (with Restrooms) Western USA (4th edition) (US $9.99).

These are available from the author through ( Now out of print is Georgia’s Wineries and Vineyards: A Wine Lover’s Guidebook.

I have written for both magazines and newspapers. Some of these digital articles can be found in whole or in part at:

You may request any of these for free.

Blogs/Websites I Follow


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