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5 reasons you should travel by motorcycle

motorcycle road trip

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)…

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

Jeremy Albelda on a motorcycle road trip in Mexico

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

beautiful scenery in 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!

Jermey Albelda and Harley Davidson

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.,…

Ridin’ Dirty in Singapore..

Harley rental in Singapore from Big Loud Rides

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.…

Riding the Mae Hong Son Loop on a Motorcycle!

good motorcycle for the Mae Hong Son Loop

I just completed the Mae Hong Son loop, a bad ass 600 km, 4 or 5 day road trip (depending how fast you want to go) in the mountainous province of Mae Hong Son in northwest Thailand. The route is popular with motorcycle enthusiasts like myself for its beautiful mountain and bucolic scenery, very well-maintained roads, technical passes and of course, nice places to rest for the evenings with cold beers and chill vibes. Most people start in the popular city of Chiang Mai (2nd biggest city in Thailand) as you can fly there easily and find multiple shops to…

Riding Hogs and Exploring Abandoned Cold War Army Bases in Miami!

abondoned nike missle base in Miami

Now that I’m back in Amurica, I need to find things to pass my days with until the next big adventure. Believe it or not, I actually have an office space now for all of my online endeavors which puts me almost, ALMOST on a normal 26 year old’s working schedule. That means I have the weekends “off” like the majority of people. So, what did I decide to do on my Sunday besides go to Target and watch football all day? Ride my motorcycle into the setting sun…(well it was only 1 PM, but in that direction). I bought…

Riding Motorcycles in Romania: My 12 Hour Adventure!

Brasov city in Romania

When I travel, there are a few things I really enjoy doing because I’m halfway decent at them (who likes doing stuff they suck at?). Mountain biking, riding motorcycles and surfing (ok i’m not that good at surfing yet, but I’m working on it). After being in Romania now for almost a month, I haven’t ridden a hog for a long time, and every time I hear one screaming down the streets of Bucharest, I get nostalgic (and think what a douche bag). I decided to stay in Bucharest for a few weeks because my friend from Denmark headed home for a…