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Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: Jack Kerouac and The White Buffalo


                            Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: Jack Kerouac and The White Buffalo   “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road    
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Motorcycle Accident and the Death of my Travel Muse


There is a moment when we intensely discover something that we love about life that marks us, that forever changes us. I knew early on I liked travel and I was well aware I was quite fond of motorcycles, but it wasn’t until I bought my 2nd Motorcycle from one of my best compadres that either of those things became a passion. I took a month off work to ride it up the West Coast from SoCal and across the top through the Rockies all the way back to Cincinnati,…
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What I did on my Summer Vacation: Life Creeps West at a Slow Pimp’s Pace


For about the last year and a half I’ve been rambling around the eastern U.S. and Canada, spending time with friends and family from where I grew up trying to formulate a plan for more adventure.  Moto Dharama BumThe more I looked the more I saw, the more I saw the more I planned, the more I planned the less I did until suddenly I was reminded of something Sylvia Plath wrote: “I saw my life branching out before me like the…
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Istanbul Markets: The Most Vibrant and Lively City Attraction


Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and it’s also becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. This may be due to the city’s amazing nightlife or its exotic atmosphere, but it could also have something to do with the always fascinating city markets. In Istanbul you have over 200 markets to choose from every week and strolling round these immense open-air and covered bazars is a definite travel experience. Istanbul’s Biggest Market If you’ve booked through one of the many…
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The Ultimate German Oktoberfest Road Trip


Due to the recent World Cup the streets in Germany are full of spilled beer, jubilant people, and an abundance of “prost’s”.  It reminds me of one of my favorite festivals of the year, good ol’ Oktoberfest.  For 16 days in September, starting on the 20th this year, Germany turns into one of the biggest parties in the world.  People from all over the globe fly in for arguably one of planet Earth’s top drinking holidays. German fans losing their minds. Photo cred: Bjorn…
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Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: John Cage and Radiohead


                              Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: John Cage and Radiohead   “Our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord.” -John Cage  
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