Nancy Sathre-Vogel is a modern-day nomad and vagabond who travels the world in search of beads and other treasures.
Her preferred mode of transportation is a bicycle, although she’s been known to travel in car, bus, plane, boat, donkey cart, elephant, and camel. She is now pedaling the length of the Americas because her eleven-year-old sons have decided they want to get the Guinness World Record as the youngest people to cycle the Pan-American Highway.
Although there are times when she questions her sanity, she somehow keeps going, knowing that treasures await in countries far and wide. You can read about her and her travels at www.familyonbikes.org. Emails are always welcome.
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Oxbow, with him long time winning jockey Gary Stevens, pulled out his most spectacular win in the 138th Preakness Stakes.
Some say Orb is a shoo-in, but not if Departing and Mylute have anything to say about it.
Kyle Love, defensive tackle for the Patriots, was released just days after finding out that he has diabetes.
Orb should take the second jewel in the Triple Crown with ease on Saturday.
Happiness is attainable. Morning to night. I love to teach, deal with folks that have an issue and really wish to tackle it and write.
How does our 50th state view D.C. politics?
Political centrist who tells it like it is
"Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you're thinking in order to make your thinking better." - Dr. Richard Paul
Life lessons, adventures, people places and observations as I undertake my personal quest to travel to 100 or more countries before I die.
Published 5:43 p.m. January 10, 2012
January 7 was the international kickoff for the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition. 60,000 high school students in 2300 teams from around the world gathered in front of a live broadcast explaining what this year’s challenge is.
Published 6:01 p.m. December 30, 2011
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Ecuador is a unique experience filled with wonderful customs and traditions.
Published 1:31 a.m. December 30, 2011
You’ve only got one chance at this thing called life. Enjoy it while you can.
Published 10:36 p.m. December 27, 2011
Extended family travel, whether on bikes, in RVs, or with other modes of transportation, is getting more common as more people are realizing they can work as digital nomads.
Published 11:57 a.m. December 15, 2011
Ten family travel blogs recounting the adventures and misadventures of families slowly making their way around the world.
Published 5:45 p.m. November 29, 2011
We’re all so tied to the pillars of our everyday life that we have trouble imagining even the possibility of untethering ourselves from the routine and preparing for a Great Adventure.
Published 1:16 p.m. November 19, 2011
I am just a normal teacher. I’m not extraordinary. I’m not more caring than most. I’m just like countless other teachers in schools throughout the country. I care. And I’m damn good at what I do.
Published 7:49 p.m. November 10, 2011
The first time Rory Greenway took his guide dog's harness and walked around the block he felt liberated. He knew things were going to change.
Published 8:35 p.m. October 23, 2011
Are we damaging our children when we teach them to fear others?
Published 1:17 a.m. October 19, 2011
What would you do differently if you knew you were leaving the planet soon?
Published 11:52 a.m. October 15, 2011
Sir Edmund Hilary didn’t climb Mt. Everest in a day. Neil Armstrong didn’t wake up one morning and decide he would fly to the moon. Living your dream means taking a million teeny tiny steps in the right direction.
Published 1:03 p.m. October 5, 2011
Is the American Dream the dream job, dream house, dream car, and dream business? Is it selling your soul to corporate America in order to pay off an enormous mortgage and pay for the SUVs in the driveway?
Published 2:22 a.m. October 4, 2011
Roz’ motivation for rowing the oceans comes down to the ocean itself. She’s passionate about showing the world that each one of us has a role in fostering environmental sustainability.
Published 10:01 p.m. September 24, 2011
A new prosthetic leg prototype designed to help amputees cycle more efficiently won the 2011 James Dyson Award competition.
Published 11:50 p.m. September 18, 2011
For young boys discovering their world on bicycle, the joy lay in the dirt road that magically transformed itself into a soccer field or in the stones that became baseballs.