An avid reader, traveller and writer, I wrote my first book at ten years old, and promptly destroyed it a month later when my classmates refused to stop talking about it. It suggested a temperament that might be counter productive to my declared dream of becoming a published author.
I teach English to support my travel habit, and I am replacing teaching with writing.
When I am not writing a book, I am blogging or writing my Chasing Summer column:
"Self-awareness is where the real zen of motorcycle riding occurs."
A summer of adventure riding from Germany to Turkey via Romania and Bulgaria, and back via Greece and the Balkans. Her first trip riding solo, Sherrie writes candidly about the ups, downs and pure bliss that is motorcycle travel. From the food to the drivers, the wonderful people they meet along the way and mountain top crashes.
This workbook is about helping you identify where you need to make changes in your life in order to allow creativity to come in. It aims to be a jump start to reconnecting with your creative self, finding the blocks and getting past them to do whatever creative art it is that you love. What it is not is a book of creative prompts.
Writing is far too often the unachievable dream or the dirty little secret of too many writers. The wonders of the Internet and the self-publishing revolution means not only that your dreams are closer than ever before it also means so are the distractions. This workbook sets out to get you to do the work needed to stop talking or wishing you were writing and instead actually write.
Most people bring back a souvenir or two. Patrick & Sherrie brought back a dog.
While in Thailand on their world trip Patrick and Sherrie saw all kinds of creatures being carted around on little motorcycles. When they met Mango on the island of Koh Tao they decided to follow suit and took him along for the ride.
This is Mango's and his pack's story, from Thailand to Germany via North America.
A motorcycle adventure through Europe, Russia, Asia and South America. Take a seat in a Russian banya, a Mongolian ger, or a campfire in the deserted pampas. Ride through icy deserts, over dizzying mountain passes, through swamps and endless forests. And more important than the places, meet the people that make a motorcycle trip the most memorable adventure of a lifetime.
When it comes to riding Southeast Asia the big question is not "should I buy or should I rent" but rather "where do I even start?"
The authors were confronted with just this question as they attempted to plan a motorcycle trip throughout Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia & Laos. Every answer they found was different. So they decided to write this handbook as a guide for other new riders in the region.
Active volcanoes, glaciers, rivers without bridges and killer sheep - Iceland offers the kind of riding that motorcycle adventure dreams are made of. Ignoring the lack of off road skills in one half of the partnership, Patrick and Sherrie set off on a 6 week journey from Germany to Iceland and back in the summer of 2010. Includes 8 maps and 21 color pictures.
The unanswerable question, what to pack?
On a motorcycle trip you need to make every kilo count. “The Unleash Your Adventure Packlist” is not just what to take or leave behind, but why.
It is a mini handbook of the absolute essentials needed for those who dream of going on their own motorcycle journey.
This handbook looks at why you should go,some things to help you prepare, and how to save.