Tag: Travel

Searching for Southern Sun

It’s been a interesting week full of excitement and a few disappointments… First the disappointments:I realized too late that we were supposed to finish the payment on our ferry from France to Morocco. The instructions were sent to me in Italian and I failed to translated it back in November when I ordered the tickets. I checked a week before the departure and it … Read More Searching for Southern Sun

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Planning for a Year of Europe Travel Despite Schengen Limits

The year 2020 is going to be a great for us! Starting in March we will begin full-time travel starting in Morocco, Africa, and then clockwise around Europe trying to see as much as we can. How do we plan our trip? This is a great question and it’s not as difficult as you think it is… In short, when we see a place … Read More Planning for a Year of Europe Travel Despite Schengen Limits

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21 Famous Alp Passes in 8 Days

Before I came to Europe I had never heard of passes named Großglockenspiel, Furka, Albula, Klausen or Susten. Yet, anyone who has ridden motorcycles in Europe, has either rode or dreams of riding these passes someday. Well, it’s my turn – My time to ride some of the most beautiful passes in all the world!! The route planning started well into last year with … Read More 21 Famous Alp Passes in 8 Days

Illyria Raid 2019 – Balkans

I never had any aspirations to ride a raid until I was approached by Adam, a co-worker who knew I liked to ride motorcycles off-road. After a bit of research it seemed like a fun opportunity but I still had my reservations:• Chantil and I were planning to ride through the Alps and the dates of the Illyria Raid would conflict.• I have never … Read More Illyria Raid 2019 – Balkans

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Riding in Remembrance – A Motorcycle Ride Along Liberty Road, France

This 1,146-kilometer commemorative roadway known as the Liberty Road (La voie de la Liberté), marks the route of the Allied forces from the D-Day landings of Normandy, France to Bastogne, Belgium. Our plan was to ride the entire route and learn more about the history of WWII. The GPX route can be download via RouteYou. Day 1 – 9 Apr Today we explored Utah … Read More Riding in Remembrance – A Motorcycle Ride Along Liberty Road, France

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Trans Euro Trail – Belgium

After a short break to avoid a few days of rain, we returned to the border of Netherland and Belgium to start the next portion of the TET – Belgium! Just a few days before we completed riding the Netherland TET and were looking forward to more offroad excitement. The Trans Euro Trail continues heading southwest, starting at the Netherland border and winding through … Read More Trans Euro Trail – Belgium

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Iceland – Bridge Between Continents (Part 1 of 3)

Sometimes you have to jump at opportunities. One of these opportunities happened to us when we were offered a job in western Germany. Since we were empty-nesters in our mid-forties we though “Why not?” We’ve always wanted to see Europe and we didn’t have much holding us back except for our vehicular possessions: A Nissan Xterra SUV, a Mazda Miata sports car, two Honda … Read More Iceland – Bridge Between Continents (Part 1 of 3)

Baja Para Dos – Nine-Day Adventure in Baja Mexico

Ever since we discovered adventure motorcycling, my wife, Chantil, and I have dreamed of riding Baja. This was our first motorcycle trip outside the protective womb of the USA and I was a bit nervious if not a little scared. To calm the concerns I planned, planned, and planned some more. The following is just a small glimpse into the planning process. Perhaps it … Read More Baja Para Dos – Nine-Day Adventure in Baja Mexico

AZBDR – Two Noobs, Two Mules, Two Weeks Off…

The Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDRs) are a network of off-road oriented trails that travel through some states in the United States. At the time of this trip, there were were trails in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. The trails are designed so that a heavy adventure bike can ride through them and experience a multi-day adventure that is often full … Read More AZBDR – Two Noobs, Two Mules, Two Weeks Off…