Ep 0014 – Pirate Mark, Two Years Before the Mast, Mai Tais, Riding Elephants and other Adventures

Richard Henry Dana Statue at Dana Point Harbor
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Avast ye mateys! Climb aboard, thar be a pirate episode for ye! Learn why Richard Henry Dana is Mark’s hero, and why Two Years Before the Mast is his favorite book. Discover the best Mai Tais in Dana Point, CA. And why are all these elephant rides happening? Song of the week, Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod

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Ep 0014 – Pirate Mark, Two Years Before the Mast, Mai Tais, Riding Elephants and other Adventures

Five great sites for adventurous music and sound exploration

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Adventure Challenge: Explore one of these resources. Come back and post a favorite song or tell us about your experience. I do love music and wanted to feature some on our Daily Adventure Tales podcasts. But honestly, not only could I not afford the licensing fees for the Beatles, The Who and Pink Floyd, I […]

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Five great sites for adventurous music and sound exploration

Ep 0013 – Beer and Family – Behind the scenes at Mother Earth Brew Co

Laurie, Mark, Julie and Jeff tasting brew at Mother Earth Brew Co.
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Go behind the scenes at successful microbrewery, Mother Earth Brew Co. in Vista, CA as we visit with co-owners, Mark’s cousin Julie and her husband Jeff Bonus. Learn how the company went from garage to brew pub, thoughts on Jeff’s new retirement and firsthand brew reviews by customers. Song of the week, Ice Cream and a Beer by Food Will Win the War

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Ep 0013 – Beer and Family – Behind the scenes at Mother Earth Brew Co

My iPhone is a tool of the blogger’s devil.

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Adventure Question: Do you have a stumbling block that keeps you from trying new things? Tell us about the challenges you face or how you’ve overcome them. iPhone posting phobia is one of mine. It’s easy to fall into a rut and even easier to stay down in it. The danger of this seemingly simple […]

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My iPhone is a tool of the blogger’s devil.

Ep 0012 – Picnics, Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, and Many Ways to Say Hello

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Mom and I have fun picnicking. Learn the history of the Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy from my friend, Jane Neff Rollins. Mark tells of his wild and woolly adventures there as a child. Enjoy a cheerful and bouncy Song of the Week , Big Blue Day by Uncle Neptune.

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Ep 0012 – Picnics, Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, and Many Ways to Say Hello

Ep 0011 – Thanksgiving Hiking Tales, Turkey Tips and Mom’s Skype Poem

Donna and her dog Bailey
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Missing my friend, Marie, who has moved back east, I celebrate our past Thanksgiving tradition by hiking in Deukmejian Wilderness Park. I meet several hikers who tell their Thanksgiving and hiking stories. Mark shares his turkey tips. Mom performs a Thanksgiving poem via Skype. Song of the week, Turkey in the Straw by Shake That Little Foot

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Ep 0011 – Thanksgiving Hiking Tales, Turkey Tips and Mom’s Skype Poem

Ep 0010 – A Bike Camera POV Adventure to Ostrich Land USA

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Mark and I plan to capture our bike ride from Buellton to Solvang with my new POV action cam. We stop at Ostrich Land USA and have an adventure feeding the Ostriches. I interview other ostrich feeders and manager, Blake Fowler about the history of Ostrich Land USA. I muse at the pool about body image and the importance of adventure. Song of the week, Transference by Kids on Bikes

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Ep 0010 – A Bike Camera POV Adventure to Ostrich Land USA

Ep 0009 – Concert Claustrophobia

Mark and Laurie are thrilled to be at the Sarah Brightman Concert
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Mark and I travel to Anaheim to see Mark’s favorite singer, Sarah Brightman, live during her Dreamchaser tour. Mark shares the impact of claustrophobia on his life and why it’s still worth it to attend this live concert. I muse by the pool about value spending and why Stacy and Clinton can save their $5,000.00 bucks. Song of the week, My Phantoms by The Fallen Leaves

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Ep 0009 – Concert Claustrophobia

Ep 0008 – Beast and the Beauty Stories

Lani shows Laurie the back of her hairstyle in the mirror
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Mark and I go “La Dee Dah” as we get our hair styled at Wolf’s European Hair Design at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles. Stylist, Marcus Hess, tells why all are welcome at the salon. Mark and I tell about our Halloween fright night at the Nightmare at Whiting Woods Haunted House. Linda, Noreen and I talk about our very different experiences with spas and massage. Song of the week, Charming Beauty by Amil Byleckie

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Ep 0007 – Halloween Stories 2013

Kids at Halloween
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Our spook-a-licious Halloween extravaganza! Mark performs a spooky reading of his original campfire story, “Don’t Let the Fire Go Out”. I meet up with Halloween fans at Descanso Gardens and get their stories. Hear about a fantastic Haunted House called Nightmare in Whiting Woods. I honor the memory of my drama school friend, Terry DuBay by performing poem, Ah, Are You Digging My Grave? by Thomas Hardy. Dance club song of the week, Horror Show by Stompin’ Riffraffs

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Ep 0007 – Halloween Stories 2013