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Travel Slow

Most of us hustle through our days. A need for speed becomes a way of life instead of a means to an end; a habit instead of an occasional necessity. Road tripping has made me more mindful both on and off my motorcycle.
Travel Slow.

What’s behind the Haunted House at Creekside Manor?

I was genuinely frightened when Hell Dog lunged at me while touring Hagerstown/Antietam KOA

I occasionally contribute to the KOA (Kampgrounds of America) blog. Last year, I was speaking at a Maryland cancer event and got a tip that a nearby campground operated a haunted house with a regional draw.

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World Traveler-Author Allan Karl with Neale Bayly. Part Four of Four

Allan Karl and Neale Bayly, world travelers by motorcycle

By now, after three parts of our interview, you have fallen in love with world traveler Allan Karl, author of "Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection" and Neale Bayly, motorcycle philanthropist.

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World Traveler-Author Allan Karl with Neale Bayly. Part Two of Four

Allan Karl in Bolivia with a crushed leg

In the first Part of this four-part series, you met Allan Karl and Neale Bayly.

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World Traveler-Author Allan Karl with Neale Bayly. Part One of Four

Allan Karl with two Andes knitters.

In this four-part podcast series, I'll introduce you to a couple of my friends who've traveled the world on motorcycles.

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Chattanooga, You’re More than Your Tourist Traps!

Statue detail The International Towing & Recovery Museum

Headed from Cherokee, North Carolina to Chattanooga, Tennessee I started seeing billboards for Rock City and its sister properties on Lookout Mountain everywhere. They gave me a Wall Drug Store feeling.

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Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cherokee public art bear

I created this free guide to planning a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just click the link below. No registration required.

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Planning a Family Vacation Road Trip? Here’s My Advice

Independence Day Cookies Billings, MT

July is prime family vacation and road trip season. I'm a people watcher, and since I am often alone on the road I get plenty of opportunities to observe families on vacation.

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FDR’s Little White House and the Joy of Solo Travel

FDR's Ford with hand controls

Coming home from my recent swing through the Deep South I found myself northeast of Columbus, Georgia on a byway. I came upon a brown highway sign—always a welcome sight to my eyes—that said "FDR's Little White House 15 miles." The arrow pointed left.

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Your Daily Getaway: Armchair Travel Option for Email Subscribers

Wyoming pasture, fence, road and horizon

The Daily Getaway is a picture from my North American travels with a short caption or quote & sometimes a link to learn more. The perfect way to begin each day.

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Troubadours in Thermopolis, Wyoming

Randy and Wormz by their conversion van

Thermopolis, Wyoming reminds me that we all need a steam valve. Basically, that's what Thermopolis is—North America's steam valve. Its the world's largest mineral spring, to boot.

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