Interviews

Interview with Grant and Susan Johnson

 

Several months ago we reviewed the Achievable Dream DVD Series, produced by Horizons Unlimited, a worldwide portal, resource and meeting spot for motorcycle travelers. Recently, Zen Motorcyclist.com contributor, Henry Yampolsky, spoke with Grant and Susan Johnson, who after spending ten years traveling around the world on their modified BMW F80GS, founded Horizons Unlimited, which now has members in over 160 countries, hosts travelers meetings worldwide and provides one of the most comprehensive resources for motorcycle travel.

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Our Interview with Author Allan Karl

cover-FORKStheBook-Allan_Karl-600pxZen Motorcyclist is pleased to feature an interview with adventurer, author and speaker Allan Karl (a.k.a. WorldRider). We posted a link to his Kickstarter campaign to raise money to publish his book Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection. We are proud to have helped Allan meet his fundraising goal.

Allan spoke with Zen Motorcyclist contributor Henry Yampolsky about the 3 year, 35 country journey that led to the creation of the book. Forks can be pre-ordered here.

Bonus Recipes: Allan has also provided ZenMotorcyclist.com with two recipes in advance of the book release:

Argentina Empanadas de Carne

“This recipe is inspired by those I tried in Purmamarca, a tiny town in the Jujuy province in northern Argentina, where I discovered the “holy grail” of empanadas. These are easy to make and are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”

Burmese Lentil Chicken Curry

burmese-chicken-lentil-curry“This comfort curry, not unlike other stews, is thicker and sometimes served over Chinese egg noodles or with Indian chapati bread. I prefer steamed basmati rice, but accompany this rich flavor sensation with your preference. Serve with a cold frosty beer or a simple German Kabinett Riesling.”

The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way – Book Review

cover_press_01A few weeks ago we interviewed author Annette Birkmann.  Her interview with Zen Motorcyclist contributor, Henry Yampolsky, can be found here.  Henry’s review of Annette Birkmann’s book, The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way, a Journey to Effortless Living follows:

Annette Birkmann begins her book with a quote from Eckhart Tolle:  “Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being instead of lost in your mind.”  This quote provides the perfect introduction for this coming-of-age story because The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way, a Journey to Effortless Living is a narrative of one woman’s (more…)

Our Interview with Author Annette Birkmann

cover_press_01Zen Motorcyclist is pleased to feature an interview with Danish author, Annette Birkmann. Annette quit her job as a lawyer in Denmark to work as an apprentice motorcycle mechanic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She then traveled solo on her motorcycle from Ushuaia, Argentina to New York. However, Annette’s physical journey of over 30,000 miles paled in comparison to her inner quest to find effortlessness and fulfillment in her life. Her book The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way, a Journey to Effortless Living (which Zen Motorcyclist will be reviewing in the next several weeks) details how the grueling motorcycle trip through South, Central and North America helped Annette to tune in to inner wisdom she had all along.

Annette spoke with Zen Motorcyclist contributor, Henry Yampolsky. Annette’s book can be purchased using the link below the video.

Our Interview with Filmmaker Adam Schomer

Adam_Anand_Praying72dpi-OptimizedFinding The Highest Pass Within Follow-Up – An Interview with the producer, writer and star of the film: Adam Schomer

Several weeks ago Zen Motorcyclist contributor Henry Yampolsky reviewed the film, The Highest Pass, starring Anand Mehrortra, Adam Schomer, and six other motorcycle riders, who traversed the highest pass in the Himalayas while on a spiritual journey of discovering and facing their own deepest fears. Read Henry’s Review of the film here.

We received great feedback in response to the review including a comment from Adam Schomer, the producer, writer and one of the stars of the film.  Henry invited Adam to sit down for an interview for ZenMotorcyclist.com.  During their conversation Henry and Adam talked about the story behind The Highest Pass, some of the key teachings of Anand Mehrotra, facing our own mortality, discovering freedom, and of course about riding motorcycles.  As part of his interview with Henry, Adam made available to readers of Zen Motorcyclist a preview of The Four Sacred Peaks of Freedom (trailer below), a 5-part TV miniseries coming later in 2014 which expands and follows on the lessons of The Highest Pass.  You can hear further details about the miniseries in Henry’s interview with Adam and watch the riveting preview below.

Here is Adam’s interview:

The Highest Pass can be streamed using this link and/or from the Zen Motorcyclist Facebook page.

Here is a preview of Adam’s television series The Four Sacred Peaks of Freedom which is currently raising finances for post production, for more information contact Adam through his website.

The Four Sacred Peaks from Adam Schomer on Vimeo.

The Highest Pass can be streamed using this link and/or from the Zen Motorcyclist Facebook page.

Zen Motorcyclist is currently editing Henry’s interview with Annette Birkmann, author of The Road to Getting Yourself Out of Way – A Journey to Effortless Living. Stay tuned for that interview in the coming weeks.