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5 reasons you should travel by motorcycle

When it comes to traveling the world, cars, trains, buses, and planes allow us to get to where we want to go. But, when you stop seeing travel as just getting from point a to point b is when the world really opens up. And when you have that mindset with an engine strapped between your legs, it gets even more vibrant, literally. When one travels by motorcycle, the journey becomes the destination. Below are just a few of the reasons why you should travel by motorcycle, if only once in your life (riding on the back still counts!). 1)…

How Much TLC Does Your Vehicle Receive?

In this day and age of the automobile, you have a fair number of motorists who invest time and money into taking care of their vehicles. On the flip side of the coin, you have those who could basically care less about how their vehicles look and feel. How much TLC does your vehicle receive? Should you be concerned about how your vehicle comes across to other drivers? If so, what can you do to protect it, keep it clean, and extend the life of it for many years to come? Choice is up to the Driver When it comes to…

Ridin’ Dirty in The Yucatan with Matt Karsten from The Expert Vagabond!

Last week I got to do one of my favorite things in the world, climb onto a motorcycle and cruise around for an entire day. I linked up with Matt Karsten from Expert Vagabond.com and Evelina from Earth Wanderess.com and we rented some pretty bad ass Harleys just south of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with plans to ride down to the beautiful Mayan Ruins of Coba. We started our journey at Harley Adventures where the owner Eikka suited us up with our bikes and helped fill us in on our planned route. I was on a Sporster Iron 883, one of my favorite bikes…

The Mexican Motorcycle Diaries Part 2 – Beautiful Hidalgo

On the second full day of my motorcycle road trip in Mexico, I was still in beautiful Hidalgo state and lucky enough to have continued amazing weather after almost a month of overcast skies in Mexico City (it’s only about an hour and a half away). After a delicious traditional breakfast in the town center of colonial Huasca of quesadillas de hongos (some sort of fungus), we were off to our first activity with HGO Adventures, just outside the small town of Mineral del Chico. I’ve actually been having trouble getting myself to write about the following, as I’m embarrassed about how major of a…

The Mexican Motorcycle Diaries Part 1 – My Solo Week-long Harley Road Trip!

If you haven’t noticed yet, I love Mexico. It’s one of the only places in the world I truly feel a connection with beyond the visual. From its food, to the amazing people to the almost unfathomable variability of landscapes and unique things to experience, Mexico is an unparalleled country in my opinion (and I get around…in a good way?) So after spending the last couple of months primarily based in Mexico City, I started to get the itch for a road trip, and on my favorite mode of transportation, motorcycle! When I first told people like my mom, friends, etc.,…

Horses, ATVs and Tequila, Oh My! Going All Out in Guanajuato!

Before you think I’m a degenerate, renegade drunk, I only called this post what I did so that you would click. So, now that you’re here, mind as well stick around, right? While I did experience all of the things mentioned in the title, don’t worry, they weren’t all performed simultaneously! This post is a follow up to the one I did about the amazing state of Guanajuato in Mexico. While the first post was more of a feature about the actual city of Guanajuato, this post serves more to showcase all of the awesome adventure activities and experiences we got…

Ridin’ Dirty in Singapore..

This past week I had the pleasure of going on a pretty epic day-long motorcycle ride in Singapore. I’ve been hankering to hop on a hog for the past couple of months now that I’ve been mostly staying in Bangkok – where I wouldn’t dare ride one! I teamed up with Big Loud Rides, Singapore’s leader for Harley Davidson rentals. They offer private rentals, day rides as well as  longer organized motorcycle tours that they run through Singapore and Malaysia, which I’ve heard is the mecca for riding in South East Asia with fantastic roads and great things to see.…

Scuba Diving Around Beautiful Koh Phi Phi in Thailand!

So I’ve been spending a few days hanging out in Ao Nang, Krabi province in Thailand this week. The area is beautiful, punctuated by almost vertical limestone cliffs and mountains that run from the mainland right up to the ocean’s edge. Krabi is also very accessible as there is an international airport with direct flights to Bangkok, Singapore and a few other places. Given I just spent the time to finally get scuba certified, I figured I should give a dive a shot outside the loving sweet embrace of my instructor, Big Joe. I went to a couple dive shops…