Category Archives: Travel

Bombay is going green!

The earth’s axis must have shifted back in June of this year. And in this case, that’s a good thing – a very good thing. A Mumbai-based architectural firm won the urban planning and design category of the Cycling Visionaries … Continue reading

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Soul sport: much more than the Tour de France.

Bastille Day has come and gone. It’s mid July and cycling aficionados the world over are having to adjust their much-varied, geographical time clocks. For people who follow this sort of thing, it is the height of the professional season, and … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai’s custodians of tradition.

Ten years ago, I was in northern Thailand bicycling, taking in the vibe, and hanging out with a group of young artists as I escaped a portion of a Vancouver winter. My thoughts returned to that time recently, as my … Continue reading

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The greatest gift, and the point of no return.

The point, at which my life changed irrevocably occurred in December 1972. I was 10 years old. My mother, in one of the many examples of her loving, and forward thinking nature, had decided the previous year that she would … Continue reading

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Memory Music – NOLA Style.

The ability of music to take you back to a specific place and time, complete with main, and supporting cast assembled, is a remarkable, and comforting thing. So, it is with equal parts amazement and thankfulness that I reconnected with … Continue reading

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A Thin Red Line: Expecting the Unexpected While Bicycling India’s Malabar Coast.

The driver’s eyes were the size of saucers as the local bus came charging down the pavement towards me, its sloppy steering mechanism barely able to keep it on the road, let alone on its side of the imaginary center … Continue reading

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Laid Back in Laos.

The road was deathly silent. Although early in the morning and devoid of any sign of human habitation, there were no birds singing, or movement of any kind. But, perhaps this should not have been totally unexpected. The People’s Democratic … Continue reading

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