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Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: Paulo Coelho and Kendrick Lamar


                                 Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: Paulo Coelho and Kendrick Lamar “What’s the world’s greatest lie?” The boy asked completely surprised. “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.” -Paulo Coelho  
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Travel Wisdom: Kids Know Best.


Trekking through the mountains of Laos with my buddy Dave we were staying with small villages of people in rural conditions. We pretty much slept on straw mats and their houses were constructed well, but were pretty much weaved together around a few wooden supports. There was maybe one light bulb in the direct center of the hut if they were lucky, but mostly it was candles. There was a cooking fire in the center that everyone crowded around at nighttime and dinner.  I don’t consider these people poor because…
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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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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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