If given the chance, most of us would love to do what Alexander Villegas did.
He just spent the past 16 days and just as many nights crossing the American continent on a motorcycle. Not riding on smooth paved roads or crusing interstates littered with gas stations and junk food joints. But rather scaling hills on dusty backroads, often far from familiar comforts of civilization.
There’s a certain romanticism attached to the thought of just turning loose and letting it all go. Imagine putting your life on hold for a while, saying to yourself that your problems can wait, and instead living it as it should be experienced. How often do we get a chance to do that? How many of us make time for such a journey?
Alex did. He’s better off for it, and now so are we, for the privilege of reading about his amazing story.
To say this list of ten places was controversial would be a gross understatement.
Think about all the places you’ve been and where you’ve traveled. Which were the most disappointing?
I’m guessing that you wouldn’t come up with the ridiculous picks selected by this clueless author, which includes so-called travel spots like the Statue of Liberty, Frankfurt (Germany), and even Las Vegas.
That’s right, Las Vegas!
Of all the overrated and underwhelming places to go on earth, the author thinks Las Vegas is among the ten most disappointing.
It’s much longer than usual, running at 45 minutes. With ten books on the agenda, that’s about 4 to 5 minutes of discussion per book — hardly enough time given the depth and complexity of some of these master works.
Think of a low-budget (make that “no-budget”) Brian Lamb’s BOOK TV program on C-SPAN, which is a full one-hour discussion. That’s what I was going for with this video.