I must admit, it was a little depressing to read Two for the Road at the time I was reading it. We were on a short road trip of our own, staying in a little cabin on Lake Murray, a few miles north of the Red River in Oklahoma. I’d been there before with friends, […]
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I’ve been on this road trip tour for one year and three months, and now I’m ready to start talking about food travels. The trip started with my maternal grandmother who always shared good food and a warm kitchen. And it’s ending with a couple who have spent their marriage on the road in search […]
When I read Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, I kept thinking, this is a man I would have enjoyed hanging out with. You know how people sometimes ask you to name three famous people living or dead you’d like to meet, I’d probably have him on my list. I may not have agreed with all his politics, but […]
My parents were an hour behind us on the road from New Orleans to Dallas, having stopped for a brief visit in Baton Rouge. The sun was bright and we made good time, unlike the trip out, which was snowy and rainy and dark and long.
My mother called me as she neared Dallas, squealing with […]
It’s possible that no road trip book tour would be complete without a discussion of Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley: in Search of America. He talked about the uniqueness of every journey, each like a snowflake with different patterns and idiosyncrasies. Thus, he said, every different person who traveled the same road he did would have […]
In Skinny Legs and All, Boomer decked out an old Airstream trailer to look like a big basted turkey and took his new bride for a ride. But their road trip wasn’t the most interesting one in the book. The most interesting road trip was the one taken by the objects they left behind, whose […]
My heart may not bleed, but I see Che as depicted in The Motorcycle Diaries as my kind of leader. He’s one who serves those he leads. I like to think of myself as a servant leader, a term I learned from a friend who was big into her church. She told me what she […]
Whether you’re on the left or the right or somewhere in the middle, set your politics aside. The Motorcycle Diaries is a great movie. And I don’t care if he is two feet tall, Gael Garcia Bernal is hot.
Young doctor Ernesto Guevara takes a motorcycle trip with his best friend across South America. He is […]
One of my best friends gave me the latest John Irving novel for Christmas, while I’m actually pondering his first. It’s a motorcycle buddy road trip book called Setting Free the Bears with these two young men riding all over Germany, eating radishes, drinking lots of beer and plotting a jail break at the local zoo.
Yes, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a road trip book. It’s all about a father and his son on their motorcycle, riding from the lakes of Minnesota to the mountains in North Dakota, to the red woods in California. But I’ll warn you now, if you ever intend to read it, it’s […]