10 places you should visit before you die


I guess it’s kind of sad that I, Leslie have only been to the Milford Sound and Antelope Canyon….I guess we have a lot more traveling to do! ;-)

February 17th, 2012 – Written by Kerryn in Holiday Inspiration

From great architectural feats to breathtaking natural beauty, the world is full of fascinating places to see before you die. Thanks to films such as The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, making life lists of things to do before you kick the bucket has become popular with those determined to embrace all the world has to offer while they are still alive. So if you want to enrich your life by visiting diverse and outrageously beautiful places, then here is a list of ten places to see before you die.

The Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal in India

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Triumph Tiger Explorer review


Kevin Ash

Paul Barshon, Alessio Barbanti, Patrick Gosling (click on images)

HOW do you turn the ABS off on this bike?  Is there a switch or do you have to manually do it?  ANYONE KNOW?

Some reviews are just too wordy and this one is no different.  But if you read it you will get the idea. We still do not like the luggage set up for these bikes…bikes meaning the Tiger 800.  The mount comes off the Sprint ST and moves with the bike.  Luggage mount is plastic as well.  When you buy one of these bikes really have a good look at the mounts for the Triumph luggage.  If you are going to go off road and you know we are all bound to have our bikes lay down to sleep…think to yourself….will this set up, will the mounts survive a dump?

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It’s rare enough for to any manufacturer to admit its new adventure bike is a rival for BMW, even when that’s stating the very obvious. But Triumph has gone a step further, it’s not only said the R1200GS is in its sights, we’ve been told some rather more contentious stuff about the German bike…

You have to applaud Triumph’s directness, first simply for naming the GS as the Tiger Explorer’s benchmark and rival, where others shy away or try to wriggle out of any conflict. Then the oft-reported weakness of the GS’s shaft drive was homed in on by Triumph in descriptions of its own shaft, in language which you don’t have to boil down

very far to end up with: our shaft drive is reliable where the GS’s isn’t.

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2012 Critical Care Conference – Whistler, BC


February 22nd, 2012 (ALL PICS ARE CLICK-ABLE)

My continuing story and journey training to learn the part of an organ Donation Specialist which in turn I also will learn to be an In Hospital Organ Donation Coordinator.  Part of the training is networking, traveling to shadow other coordinators and meet colleagues in the industry.  I know tough life but it’s not as easy as it looks. The below video I just think is so appropriate in more ways than one.

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The Reality Behind TRUST // Klim


We wear KLIM.  WHY?  Watch this video and everything they claim so far we have found to be true.  One thing the video forgot to say is how great their customer service is, how great the warranty is on their gear and how great their gear lasts.  Waterproofness and durability are two things we were looking for when shopping around.  We spent a lot of money on less expensive gear trying to find our way. 

I wish someone would have pointed us into the KLIM direction from the beginning…we would have found a way to save our money.  The Traverse suit, the one we wear right now is not completely off the charts $$ wise but their Latitude, Badlands and Rally suits get up there in price.  Worth it?  depends if you need your gear to be convenient when it comes to waterproofing and breath-ability. If you like your own layering choice as we do KLIM is for you.

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Lake Tahoe Adventure Motorcycle Ride & Rendezvous – August 23rd – 26th 2012


Lake Tahoe Adventure Motorcycle Ride & Rendezvous web site CLICK HERE

This sounds like GREAT fun!  Beautiful location too! If you are planning on going to this even maybe leave a comment…we would love to know…we are thinking about it!

Japan Earthquake: Before and After


In just over two weeks, Japan will be observing the one-year anniversary of the disastrous magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck its east coast in March of 2011. The destruction was unprecedented and the loss of life and property were staggering — more than 15,800 are confirmed dead, with another 3,300 still listed as missing nearly a year later. Photographers documented the many faces of this tragedy and have now returned to give us a look at the difference a year can make, re-shooting places that were photographed during and immediately after the quake. Collected here are 20 of these pairings. They are interactive: Starting with number 2, click the images to view a fading before/after comparison. [20 photo pairs]

If you go to the web site and click on the pics…you will see a very cool interactive site with the pics before and after show up right before your eyes!  Very cool site.

SOURCE: THE ATLANTIC