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.Read More »
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).
I met "Sheri" a few years ago on my book tour and she got in touch when she moved to Charlotte (my city) in March. She arrived at exactly the same time we were moving out of our suburban four-bedroom home into a smaller urban townhouse and came over to preview the massive yard sale that took us weeks of preparation. She bought a few things that she admitted she didn't need and I was happy to sell them.
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.Read More »
Thanksgiving week is the busiest time for American travelers. In an attempt to maximize profits, airlines have made it more difficult for your bags to qualify as a free carry-on while simultaneously raising baggage fees.
Besides my family, I don't often travel with others. When I do it's usually with Jill, whom I frequently mention in my podcasts and blog posts. She lives in Ohio and I live in North Carolina, so we ride our motorcycles to a meeting spot, then tour a region together before going our separate ways.
Brattleboro's culture is legendary. Even its chamber of commerce proclaims "the hippies have had a lasting influence on the town’s character and values.”
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.
First Lieutenant Alonzo "Lon" Cushing was decorated with the nation's highest military honor for his service at Gettysburg. The presentation was more than 150 years in the making.