Blog Section: Destinations

RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Grand Army of the Republic Hwy

Apr 11, 2014 View Comments by

The Pennsylvania portion of U.S. Route 6 runs east to west near the state’s northern border with New York. The entire transcontinental length of U.S. 6 is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, named in honor of soldiers who fought in the American Civil War. This is a laid-back cruise with […]

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Breathtaking Stops: When Photos Fall Short

Mar 30, 2014 View Comments by

Last summer my good friend Stephen and I went on a tour in Alabama, which you can check out in RoadRUNNER’s December ’13 issue (Huntsville, AL Shamrock Tour®). At the end of the tour’s first day, just as we were returning to city traffic and beginning to think of food and bed, suddenly a huge […]

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Dream Ride: Joshua Tree National Park

Mar 23, 2014 View Comments by

I’ll admit it; I’d wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park for years, mostly because of a certain album by a band named U2. The iconic black and white photograph of a single Joshua Tree in the album’s artwork has always moved me. Though that particular tree fell sometime around the turn of the millennium […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Washington SR-20 (aka North Cascades Highway)

Mar 07, 2014 View Comments by

What is it? SR-20 is the northernmost paved route through the Cascade Mountains. From the west it follows the Skagit River into the high elevations of North Cascades National Park and beyond. The scenery includes lush old growth forests, numerous waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas, and emerald green lakes as the route continues east through a […]

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Blue Rim’s Peru Tour Deadline Extended

Feb 18, 2014 View Comments by

If you’ve been thinking about signing up to go to Peru with Blue Rim Tours, you’re in luck! The registration deadline has been extended until Friday, February 28th. For more info head over to: www.bluerimtours.com.   Want to receive free Touring Tips, reviews, deals and contests, and additional content? Sign up for your free newsletter now!

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Daytona Bike Week Tours

Feb 18, 2014 View Comments by

So you’ve decided to head down to Florida to shake off the winter blues at Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach. Sure, there will be no shortage of things to do with all the Bike Week Festivities to participate in, but what if you want to just get out, ride, and enjoy that fabulous Florida […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. Route 250

Feb 08, 2014 View Comments by

What is It? U.S. Route 250 is a spur of U.S. 50, which runs 514 miles from Sandusky, OH, to Richmond, VA, but the most scenic and curvy stretch is between Elkins, WV and Staunton, VA. Points of Interest: Staunton, VA and Elkins, WV are historic towns with numerous things to see and inviting eateries. […]

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Colorado’s Historic and Scenic Byways Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Jan 30, 2014 View Comments by

The state of Colorado is home to many spectacular roads, and 25 of these are recognized as scenic or historic byways. In 1989, the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Program was created to promote these fantastic routes, eleven of which are also designated as America’s Byways. This gives the state more national byways than any […]

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Ten Motorcycle Highlights of Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Jan 16, 2014 View Comments by

Editor’s Note: With RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend coming to Snow Shoe, WV, in 2014, this post from motorcyclist and blogger Liz Jansen focuses on what this incredible area has to offer. The 2013 motorcycle travel season started off with a return to Pocahontas County, West Virginia. As much as I loved my visit in 2012, […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Valley Of The Gods

Jan 11, 2014 View Comments by

FR 242 is an unpaved road that runs through the eerie sandstone formations in the Valley of the Gods. This valley is a smaller scale (and more isolated) version of Monument Valley, some 30 miles to the southwest. Many of the helicopter flying scenes in the 1980s TV series Airwolf were filmed here. The western […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Top 10 Riding Roads in the U.S.

Jan 01, 2014 View Comments by

As we established in our previous top ten list, the two main criteria for a great motorcycle road are scenery and curves. Since we’ve already listed our favorite scenic routes, it’s time to share our top ten pure rider’s roads. Once again, RoadRUNNER touring expert Jim Parks gives us the scoop. 1.     Tail of the […]

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G’Day USA: An Australian Couple Tours America Part Two

Dec 30, 2013 View Comments by

Needless to say Mother Nature doesn’t take a vacation simply because a nice Aussie couple does, and as you would expect, Trevor and Kaye rode through nearly every form of weather you can imagine; driving rain, hail, hot humidity, frigid cold, dust storms, and, well, you get the idea. To say they narrowly avoided a […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Top 10 Scenic Rides in the U.S.

Dec 25, 2013 View Comments by

There are two primary measures by which motorcyclists rate roads: curves and scenery. Each rider holds these two marks at different levels of priority. Some prefer taking in the sights at a leisurely pace, while others are too busy chasing apices to notice what lies beyond the asphalt boundaries. Most, however, fall somewhere in the […]

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G’Day USA: An Australian Couple Tours America Part One

Dec 23, 2013 View Comments by

The United States is home to 2,057 designated historical landmarks, over 4,500 miles of breathtaking mountain ranges, 95,471 miles of shoreline, and hundreds of thousands of winding miles of historic routes and trails. This geographic equation is a motorcycle rider’s dream come true, offering up a continent’s worth of roads to conquer behind a set […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Snake (Aka US-421 in Tennessee)

Dec 07, 2013 View Comments by

 “The Snake” is one of several iconic “named” motorcycle roads in the southern Appalachian Mountains. I personally feel it is more fun for longer than the Tail of the Dragon, The Rattler, and many of the other famous motorcycle roads in this area. Scenery: Spectacular views of Shady Valley, TN, which roughly marks the halfway […]

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