Blog Section: Destinations

Day Trip to Saint Nazaire, France

Jul 18, 2014 View Comments by

It’s Monday and I have the day off, and it just so happens that I’m the bearer of a freshly issued “kitchen pass.” I have some money, a bike, and the weather is nice, the only thing left is to find a destination. I decide on Saint Nazaire, France. I like the place, and a […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Cabot Trail

Jul 12, 2014 View Comments by

The Cabot Trail circumnavigates the mountainous coastline of Cape Breton Island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It was completed in 1932, joining previously isolated fishing villages along an approximately 180-mile loop. The name traces back to the Italian explorer John Cabot, who reached these shores in 1497. The Cabot Trail winds its way […]

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Weekend for Two: Staunton, Virginia

Jun 23, 2014 View Comments by

Small-town Southern Charm Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton, VA, is a cultural crossroads offering a weekend of art, history, and motorcycling. The city is home to the American Shakespeare Center, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, and the Museum of American Frontier Culture. Staunton’s quaint downtown features many buildings dating to the […]

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Weekend for Two: Paso Robles, California

Jun 21, 2014 View Comments by

Wine Country Adventure When you head on tour with your special someone, you aren’t just looking for nice roads and pretty views; you’re on the hunt for a place where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy some quality time together. That’s just what you’ll find in Paso Robles, CA. Conveniently located midway between San Francisco […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Utah Route 12 Scenic Byway

Jun 17, 2014 View Comments by

This route is a two-lane byway through some of the most iconic red rock scenery in the West. Parks along the way include: Capitol Reef National Park, Anasazi Indian Village State Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Car and Driver magazine reportedly rated this route as one of the top […]

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Weekend for Two: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Jun 15, 2014 View Comments by

Mountain Riding and Relaxation Known as “The Little Switzerland of America,” Eureka Springs, AR, offers the perfect escape for couples looking for a romantic getaway to another time. The town gets its name, and much of its history, from a nearby spring that was reputed to hold special healing powers. When word spread about the […]

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An Old Fart and Young Punk Ride the COBDR: Part Two

May 20, 2014 View Comments by

This is part two of John Privette’s story, you can read part one here. Day 5: The nice leisurely breakfast at Jan’s Family Restaurant had us all primed to hit the trail. However, while packing my bike, I realized the Blue Beast had a broken left windshield bracket. It must have been damaged during the […]

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An Old Fart and Young Punk Ride the COBDR: Part One

May 13, 2014 View Comments by

Smart motorcyclists stay safe by using good judgment. David, my adventure seeking, 18-year-old Austrian foreign exchange student asked where I got my good judgment. I answered: “From experience of course.”  “Where’d you get the experience?” My answer: “Bad judgment.” The battle between my good judgment and his wanderlust constantly surfaced on our nine-day ride through […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S.-163 Red Rocks Rhapsody

May 10, 2014 View Comments by

This may not have been where the west was won, but it certainly was where many of John Ford’s iconic westerns, starring John Wayne, were filmed, including Stagecoach, The Searchers, and others. Films shot in Monument Valley by other directors range from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) to National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983). Route U.S.-163 departs […]

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Lake Erie Shores and Ohio Bike Week

Apr 20, 2014 View Comments by

If you read part one of Brian Shaney’s Lake Erie Circle Tour (October 2013 issue) then you’ve already gotten a taste of some of the great riding available along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline. There are also plenty of attractions to bring riders and non- riders alike to the area. These include both indoor and outdoor […]

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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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