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Daytona Bike Week 2014

Bike Week, the annual spring gathering for all things motorcycle in Daytona Beach, FL, ran from March 7 through March 16 this year. It’s still going on as I write this, but for me this…

Roadside kitsch: Gas Station Man, British Columbia, Canada

[British Columbia, Canada] — Regular readers of the Travelin’ Gringo are probably aware of my fondness for tacky roadside kitsch. To me, giant fiberglass “muffler men,” Sinclair Dinosaurs, or falling-down barns painted with “See Rock…

Mardi Gras Krewe of Zulu, Rockin’ and Rollin’ in the Rain

New Orleans, LA — Mardi Gras 2014 dawned cold and rainy in New Orleans. But of course, the party never stops here — especially during Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Zulu — whose most coveted…

Video: Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Parade, or Here Comes Honey Bow Wow

Mystic Krewe of Barkus 2013, Mardi Gras New Orleans from Glen Abbott on Vimeo. [New Orleans, LA] – It was a dog day afternoon recently in New Orleans’ French Quarter, as the Mystic Krewe of…

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