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Sep 15 2009

The Ugly Stick - A Newfoundland Musical Instrument

Just what in the world is an ugly stick?
The ugly stick is a traditional Newfoundland musical instrument fashioned out of household and tool shed items, typically a mop handle with bottle caps, tin cans, small bells and other noise makers. The instrument is played with a drum stick and has a distinctive sound.
The instrument’s main [...]

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Jul 21 2009

Incident in Mali - A Cautionary Tale

Earlier this year, a good friend of Drive the Globe took a 6-month journey around Africa.  Anthony – one of the more “intrepid” travelers I know – is a Brit in his late 20s and has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world and I can attest to the fact that he is [...]

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Jun 22 2009

Fun In The Mud - Silver Lake Ontario

Published by Jim Leach under Reports From The Road

We have returned from a fun filled weekend at Silver Lake in Ontario Canada at the Ottawa Valley Land Rover Club’s 26th annual Birthday Party event.  As is the case each year, we got to spend time doing some trail rides, hanging out with old friends and getting in some general relaxation.  We visited our [...]

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Jun 07 2009

British By The Sea - Harkness Memorial Park

Drive The Globe attends the 22nd annual gathering of the Connecticut MG Club.
A perfect Spring day greeted our crew as we reconnected with old friends, made some new ones and enjoyed the hundreds of British cars in attendance. It was the maiden journey for our newly restored “Africa” Land Rover Series IIA and it made [...]

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Mar 16 2009

Drive The Globe: Iberia?

Published by Paul Shumway under Reports From The Road

Portugal and Spain have always held a special place in my heart.  Having grown up in Southeastern Massachusetts, there was a strong Portuguese (specifically Azorean) influence on my childhood: bbqs were never complete without linguiça and there were more kids with the last names “Mello”, “Medeiros”, “Souza”, and so on than I can even count. [...]

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Feb 04 2009

Dreaming About Hitting The Road Again - Update from Belize Central America

Maybe it is the sun. Or maybe just the wind in the coconut trees that brings back memories of life on the road journeying across remote continents. I am in San Pedro Belize “scouting” for our upcoming Across The Americas Expedition.
Scouting sometimes is the best part of a trip. Reviewing the maps, sitting on a [...]

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