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Photo shoots. World travel advice. Tips on Munich & environs.

Kreativ Blogger Award

I was recently honored that fellow writer and blogger Wendy Morrell chose me in her “top 7” for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thanks, Wendy — I’d put your blog on my list too, if you hadn’t already won! So, here I am to pass on the honor to seven blogs I often read. But first, the RULES for those winners who choose to pass on the award:

1. Copy and paste the picture to your own blog.
2. Thank the person who gave you the award and post a link to their blog.
3. Write 7 things about yourself we do not know.
4. Choose 7 other bloggers to award.
5. Link to those 7 other bloggers.
6. Notify your 7 bloggers.

As this is a travel & photo blog, I’ll show seven things about myself pictorially…

I skydive, though it’s been a while since my last jump. This balloon jump at the World Freefall Convention was a memorable one.

Balloon Jump at WFFC

Snowboarding is high in my winter priorities. Soelden, Austria rocks.

Snowboarding at Soelden, Austria

I’ve eaten ants in Suzhou, China. Yes, on purpose. In fact it was my suggestion…

Dave eating ants in Suzhou, China

I have a brother. Here we are in Joshua Tree, CA.

Brothers in Joshua Tree, California

Sometimes I play bass guitar, and I’ve been known to sing. Skydive Orange, VA. Dedicated to my late friend Chris Santiago, the guitar player with the ‘fro on the right.

Electric Bacon at Skydive Orange

Once I was confused for Jose Cuervo, on Oct. 31st in Richmond, VA.

Jose Cuervo

Weilheim, a town in Bavaria, hosts my favorite disc golf course in the world.

Disc Golf at Weilheim, Bayern

Now, for my recommendations, in roughly alphabetical order.  Just a short sentence about each:

  • Christina at An American Expat in Deutschland has great photos and weekly German recipes… mmm!
  • The infamous Headbang8 at Deutschland Über Elvis makes me laugh with every post, though there is a strict no-meme policy, as I recently read…
  • Ian and Wendy are globe-trotters whose travels I one day hope to equal
  • Jul at This non-American Life peppers in a lot of variety and humor into her expat blog
  • Melissa’s Bookshelf hosts a variety of great book reviews and giveaways, and gives equal treatment to Print-On-Demand authors (which I really appreciate!)
  • Only The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy is an excellent book review blog that’s rife with German sayings as of late
  • Regensblog with Cliff and Sarah has excellent travel articles, links to cheap travel deals, and tasty recipes

Posted 12 years, 9 months ago at 2:03 pm.


Helmetcam Video: 140mph in a BMW M-Z3 Roadster

Here’s the latest test of the Canon HF200 helmet camera! We got almost to the M-Z3’s (electronically limited) top speed before reaching a slowdown area for a construction zone.

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Here’s a link to watch the video in HD on YouTube.

By the way, for those who don’t know what “The Autobahn” is… it’s not a special, fancy racetrack in Germany. All highways here are Autobahns, and there are many sections with no speed limit. This video segment is completely legal! Yeah… come visit Germany and rent a car. Mu-hahaha!

The video was produced with Pinnacle Studio 12 (trial version), the only video editor I have yet to crash. I just might have to buy Pinnacle. Music: “Traffic Song” by Electric Bacon.

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago at 12:01 pm.


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