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Connect Deep

The people and places I’ve encountered on my travels have taught me the importance of connecting with the natural world and to other people in ways that have made me more human and humane.

Connecting Deep: Life Lessons from Dolphins

Life lessons from dolphins

Matt and I spent the week of Christmas in Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The weather obliged, offering mostly-sunny skies and weather in the high 70's.

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Thoughts on Managing a Working Vacation

Whether walking the beach or working, be fully present on your working vacation

While I love exploring the country, there's a lot to be said for staying in one place.

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Ride to Reboot Retreat for Motorcyclists in West Virginia

Join us for "Ride to Reboot" June 12-14, 2015 at the beautiful Mountain Quest Inn

Some of America's BEST motorcycling roads are in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. That's why Neale Bayly, Drew Alexander and I chose it for our first Ride to Reboot retreat for motorcyclists.

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American History comes to Life in a South Dakota Rest Stop

Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery lit up my passion for historical travel sites

Like too many of us in the pre-Ken Burns era, my high school history experience was more an exercise in rote memorization than a way to understand the human condition (or myself).

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A Solo Road Trip: 8 ways to Relaunch Your Life

Crossing the Mississippi River at La Crosse, WI


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Voluntourism for Baby Boomers and Gen Xers

Drew Alexander with Wendy House agent Louis

Today's podcast guests offer voluntourism by motorcycle to benefit orphans in developing countries. But their voluntourists are Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, not Millennials.

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Lunch with a Homeless Vietnam Veteran

Buntings and fanfare aside, we can do much better by our veterans

Sometimes the people I meet in my travels give me an unexpected glimpse of a life that I could also be living. For better and for worse.

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Ted Simon: Lessons about Purposeful Travel

Tam with Ted Simon


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Thoughts on Self-Care and Re-launching Your Life

Self-care might lead to relaunching your life!

If you are in a helping profession, (including a full-time parent) here's a Professional Quality of Life Scale (self-assessment) that will help you gauge your "Compassion Satisfaction," your "Burnout" and your "Secondary Traumatic Stress." The occupational therapists found it to be a useful tool.

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Six Ways to Respond when Someone Says, “I Have Cancer”

Knowing what to say when someone reveals a scary diagnosis will help you both. Here are six tips

Everyone knows someone with cancer or another life-threatening illness, but few of us know how to talk about it. 

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