Showing posts from April, 2015

Life Lesson: Shake It Off

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel di…

How To Decide Where To Travel

Here are some of the resources that I have found useful for determining where to travel, how to get there, how to get around and discovering things to do. I usually make my decisions based on...

Cost of Travel Index - This website compares countries by a price/cost index so that a traveler can easily determine where their funds will stretch the furthest.

Flight Comparison - This well known website searches and compares pricing for airfares, hotels and transportation. It does not always capture regional budget airlines, but it is a good starting point. For regional budget airlines I recommend checking out Southwest and JetBlue in the US, Ryan in Europe, AsiaAir in Asia and Lan in Latin America.

Visa Requirements - This website keeps up to date info on visa requirements for various countries. It's always a good idea to double check with official country consulate offices before you show up at the border, but this website is a g…

The 2015 Hand Built Motorcycle Show

I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Hand Built Motorcycle Show that was part of the festivities around the Moto Grand Prix races held in Austin, Texas. There was a amazing selection of motorcycles representing classic, original, restored, racing, choppers, rat rods, cafe racers, trackers, scramblers and even a few adventure motorcycles. My three favorite motorcycles of the show are at the end of this post. Let me know what you think.