Add to Music Playlist

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Youth Lagoons  – Daydream  -  Alternative

Flume   –   Warm Thoughts  -  Electronic

Cannons  –   Hills and Valleys  – World

Razor Light   -  Los Angeles Waltz  -  Rock

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Book Choices

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Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error –   Author  Kathryn Schulz

The Flamethrowers: A Novel –  Author Rachel Kushner

 Submergence   –    Author   J. M. Ledgard

The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother’s Milk   –  Author  Edward St. Aubyn

 

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Playlist Music

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Miguel Migs  –  ZUzu -  Dance

Nicoge  –   Oui mais   – French Pop

Liam Bailey   –   It’s  a Mystery   –   Rock

Jacob Banks  –   Something Beautiful  -  R&B/Soul

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Book picks

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The Teleportation Accident: A Novel   –    Author Ned Beauman

Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes    –         Author Nigella Lawson

Above All Things    –   Author Tanis Rideout

 Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World    –      Author  Matthew Goodman

 

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Healthy Ways to Spend your Days off Work

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Stretching

Meditating

Mountain Bike Riding in the Forest

Nature Walks/Hikes

Night Bike Rides to See the Stars

Rollerblade

Swimming in a Lake

Local Farmers Market for Breakfast or Lunch

Playing Ping Pong at a Charity Event

Afternoon Comedy Movie where the Theater  serves food – Eat a Cheeseburger and Fries.

Orientation to check out something new – RollerDerby?

Hang out with Some New Friends and Play Board Games

Long Walks on the Beach

Local Music in the Park

Music Festivals

Tennis Class

Surfing Class

Learn to Play a Musical Instrument

Throw the Frisbee around or Frisbee Golf

Horseback Riding

Swimming

Volunteer

Intro to Rock Climbing Class

Check out Several Meetup groups – Tech, Bikes, Hikes, and Outdoor Activities.

Go to the Local Bookstore (get off your computer/cell) pick up random books – learn something new and random.

Go to your Local Library .

Sit in a Park bench, be present with the moment, see where that leads next.

Gardening

Smell the Roses

Sign up for a Ballet Class

Write a Letter  or Send a Postcard to a Friend or Family Member with you own handwriting

Pick Some Berries

Make a Berry Pie

Sign up for a Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayaking Class.

Start your own Blog or Design your own App.

Try it you might like it!!

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Interesting Reads

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The Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List: 100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to Do Before You Die                                   –  Author  Christopher Van Tilburg

 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves     -    Author  Karen Joy Fowler

The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance                                  -  Author David Herlihy

The Light in the Ruins      -     Author   Chris Bohjalian

 

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Music for your Travels

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Mount Kimbie  –   Tunnelvision  -  Electronic

West Indian Girl   –   Beach  -    Pop

Phantogram   –   You Are the Ocean   -    Alternative

Meshell Negeocello  -  Weather   –   R&B/Soul

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Bike Touring Packing List

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Journal/Notebook                                Pen/Pencil

Fun Easy Book to Read                        Smart Phone and Charger

WaterProof Watch with GPS           Wallet with ID

Road Map in Plastic Bags                    Compass

Sunglasses                                              First Aid Kit

Water Filter                                            Water Bag

Water Bottle                                           Knife

Headlamp                                                Front and Back Bike Lights

Toothbrush                                             Dr. Bronners Soap

Sunscreen                                               Lip Balm with Sunscreen

Dental Floss                                           Razors

Back Rack                                               Panniers

Comfy Seat                                            Helmet

Multi Tool                                               Pump

Bike Tire Tubes                                      Patch Kit

Tire Irons

Quick Drying Clothes  including Warm Layers, Socks, Undies

Rain Jacket                                            Bandannas

 

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Books for Summer Reading

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The Suitors  –  Author Cecile David-Weill

Ghana Must Go  -  Author Taiye Selasi

Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer Author Alan Huffman

Little Known Facts: A Novel  – Author Christine Sneed  

 

 

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Get-Away Music

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Dan Croll  Compliment Your Soul  -  Alternative

Clare Maguire     -   Light After Dark  –   Dance

Noir Desir      –    Oublie   –   French

Laura Mvula      –    Can’t Live With the World     –     R&B/Soul

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Reads

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Harvard Square: A Novel  -  Author André Aciman

Many Not The Few    Author  Richard North,

The Grammarian -  Author Annapurna Potluri

Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm  -  Author Monte Reel

 

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Music for your Enjoyment

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Rachael Yamagata   -  Duet   –   Pop

Thomas Dybdahl   –   Songs  -  Rock

Club Squisito   –   Latin Trip  – Dance

Echocell  –  Vessel  –   Electronic

 

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Book Reading Ideas

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I Am Forbidden: A Novel   Author Anouk Markovits

The Connected Company  -  Author  Dave Gray and Thomas Vander Wal

Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Outdoor Lives)  - Author Suzanne Roberts

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea: A Novel  - Author Dina Nayeri

 

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Music for your Playlist

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Other Lives   –   Desert

The Lone Bellow  –   Tree to Grow

Lira    -   Dance of Life

Merchandise    -    Satellite

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Reading Recommendations

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Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can’t Really Afford It   – Author G. Bruce Knecht

Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice   - Author Mary Robinson

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health  - Author William Davis

A Thousand Pardons: A Novel  - Author Jonathan Dee

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Music for your Travels

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Matt & Kim   -  Cameras

Passion PitTake a Walk

Walk the Moon  – Quesadilla

Ben Howard  -  These Waters

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Download to your Music Playlist

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William Orbit   Swan Lake    -    Electronic   – Travel

Ivy   –   Lost in the Sun   –   Alternative     – Travel

Submarine    –  Welcome to this World  -  Electronic    -  Travel

Marsmobil   -  Dark Star    –   Pop   -      Travel

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Books for you to Read

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No Daughter of Mine is Going to Be a Dancer!   –  Author  Sharry Underwood, Deborah Jowett

Half-Blood Blues: A Novel – Author Esi Edugyan

Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner -  Author Jennifer Graham

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers   - Author Anne Lamott

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Music for your Relaxation

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Nouvelle Vague     -    In a Manner of Speaking

Land of Talk    –   Quarry Hymns 

If By Yes   -    Lighting In Your Eyes 

Teddy Thompson    –    Shine so Bright 

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Books to Read for the Fitness Minded

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Yoga – A Journey Within   -   Author Derek Biermann

The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing . . . and Love    –  

Author Jaimal Yogis

Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time    –   Author Caleb Daniloff

The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes     -   Author Biju K. Thomas and Allen Lim PhD

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Travel Music

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Mathien Boogerts  –      Ondule   –     French pop

Hector Zazou    –   By the Sea    –   Electronic

Cocteau Twins   –    Road, River and Rail     -    Indie Rock

Vetiver    -    Down at El Rio   –    Folk

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Reads for your Get-Away

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Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling with the Stars    -  Author Steven Rea

 The Things That Matter    -   Author Nate Berkus

Sweet Tooth: A Novel     –   Author Ian McEwan

Running the Rift: A Novel     –   Author  Naomi Benaron

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Music to Download

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Emil & Friends    –   Royal Oats   –   Electronic

Cranes   -  Paris and Rome    –     Indie

Waldemar Bastos  –   Dongo    –    World

Marco Benevento  –   Escape Horse    –      Jazz

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Book Gift Ideas

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Bike Tribes: A Field Guide to North American Cyclists      –    Author  Mike Magnuson

Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet      -     Author  Stephen Manes

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity     -    Author Andrew Solomon

Beautiful Ruins: A Novel    -      Author Jess Walter

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Music to Relax to

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Chateau Flight   –   Poesie Champetre  –   Dance

Meshell Ndegeocello  -  Oysters  -  R&B Soul

 Islands    –   The Drums    –   Indie

Towa Tei   -   Siesta    –     Electronic

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Reading Choices for You

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us   – Author  Daniel H. Pink

Personal History    -   Author  Katharine Graham

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life  –    Author  Gretchen Rubin

The People of Forever Are Not Afraid: A Novel  –  Author Shani Boianjiu

 

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Music While Dining

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Cranes   -  Long Walks on the Beach     -    Indie

Darondo   –   Listen to My Song    -    R&B/Soul

Nina Miranda –  Troubleman -  Singer/Songwriter

Kruder & Dorfmeister   –   Gotta Jazz  -   Jazz

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Book Recommendations

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The Orchardist: A Novel  –  Author Amanda Coplin

She’s Come Undone   –   Author  Wally Lamb

Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work   –  Author  Jeanne Marie Laskas

The Art of Fielding: A Novel  –  Author Chad Harbach

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Music to Listen to While Traveling

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St. Lucia  -  Before the Dive  -  Electronica

French Horn RebellionNew Florida    –   Rock

Young Magic    -  Vivid & Vivid    –   Tribal Electronic

One Eskimo     -    Amazing    –   Pop

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Favored Books for you to Read

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Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes: A Novel  -  Author Betsy Woodman

True Believers: A Novel   -   Author Kurt Andersen

My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes)  - Author Luisa Weiss

A Hundred Flowers: A Novel     –   Author Gail Tsukiyama

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