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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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Runnin’ Shotgun with Dad and a CB Radio

the national 55 mph speed limit kicked up a rebellious streak in Americans and started a CB radio craze

In preparation for our bi-annual road trip, Dad installed a mobile CB unit in the station wagon and everyone in the family chose their "handles," which was sort of like choosing your Twitter name today.

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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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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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Gettysburg and My “Mixed” Marriage

Faces of Gettysburg


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Meet 83-year-old Sally Stanke, a Woman (still) on Wheels

Group of women around a restaurant dinner table

If you think you're too young or too old to do what calls to you in life, you're going to love Sally Stanke, who celebrated her 83rd birthday last month.

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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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The Enchanted Highway

Enchanted Highway Catfish

These will be the vacation snapshots you go back to time and again. Exotic beaches, yawn; metal sculptures in North Dakota, yeah!

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Lava Hot Springs and Risk Taking

Lava Hot Springs

I've mentioned before that Idaho is full of volcanic activity, and the spring's heat originates from an ancient volcano that's constantly venting.

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Craters of the Moon

We could wake up tomorrow morning and find that Yellowstone as we know it is gone. Its ultimate destiny is to look like Craters of the Moon.

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