Nine years ago Karl quit his marketing job and spent three years riding around the world alone on a motorcycle. He used a 2005 BMW F650GS Dakar with a 21 front wheel and 650cc engine outfitted with anti-lock brakes and cruise control. All told he made it to 35 countries on five continents and covered 62,000 miles. Not without some trouble: at one point he shattered his leg in Bolivia while riding at 14,000 feet up in the middle of the Andes Mountains. Another time he ran into Colombian rebels who held him at gunpoint. Updating your will and getting your other affairs in order is really crucial to taking a trip of that size, Karl said recently. He didnt mean to sound morbid, just realistic. In fact the interesting thing about Karl is that he says basically anyone can do what he did, if they want it badly enough. It doesnt cost a fortune if you plan to stay in private homes and hostels, and basic proficiency with motorcycle maintenance is enough to get by. (To wit: He financed his ride after selling off his considerable wine collection.) It just takes a little planning, Karl says.

Original article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahelliott/2014/07/09/10-things-to-do-before-your-epic-summer-motorcycle-trip/

Sorry Selena, But Justin Bieber Is Cuddling Yovanna Ventura And Looks Into It [See Pics]

This years model kept her clothes on, but the steamy nature of the shot was the same. Like Bieber, Yovanna seems to be a bit of a night owl, as she was later seen in photos with him and his friends right through Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Chillin with the crew, the 20-year-old wrote by one. And another: Justin later took his lady and friends to the Shermam Oaks Castle Park amusement complex, which features miniature golf and batting cage facilities. Later on, Bieber posted a cute snap of himself making a silly face, while Yovanna held him from behind. The singer captioned it, Sleepy. Ventura and Bieber were first spotted together in May when Justin posted an Instagram snap from Las Vegas while in town for boxer Floyd Mayweathers fight. Days later, the twosome were seen strolling and playing games in Venice Beach . At the time, E! News reported a source said Bieber met Yovanna through Instagram and that they first met up in March at the Hit Factory recording studio in Miami.

Original article here: http://www.inquisitr.com/1339623/sorry-selena-justin-bieber-cuddling-yovanna-ventura-looks-into-it-pics-steamy/

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