Blog Section: Destinations

In Pursuit of Wildness: Big Bend National Park

Feb 26, 2019 View Comments by

As Steve McQueen said, “I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than any city on earth.” I’m not sure if Steve McQueen considered the badlands of Texas “nowhere,” but that’s where I’m riding my motorcycle on this epic adventure into the Wild West. In four days and 1,700 miles, I intend to wake up in […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Chiricahua National Monument

Jan 17, 2019 View Comments by

I’m on my motorcycle, heading west on I-10 back to California, when I see the sign for a destination totally unfamiliar to me: Chiricahua National Monument. Just the name sparks my interest. Although best known for being the home of the Grand Canyon, Arizona is rich with more than a dozen less-frequented national park areas, […]

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Athens, Ohio Windy 9

Jan 14, 2019 View Comments by

As the official home base of Ohio’s Windy 9, Athens marks the beginning and end of every route on the list. It’s sizeable enough to offer plenty of lodgings, and urban enough to serve up the region’s largest collection of dining, shopping, and nightlife options. During our stay we took advantage of its great local […]

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Myanmar – Mountains and Motorcycling!

Jan 04, 2019 View Comments by

For years Burma occupied an elusive place on my bucket list. Mysterious and exotic, but shut off almost completely to Western tourists, the former province of India was all the more alluring because of the difficulty involved in getting there. Unfortunately, as time went on it started to seem less and less likely that I […]

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Japan [photos]

Dec 03, 2018 View Comments by

Featured in the June ’18 issue, Luke Swab’s article took us on an amazing adventure through beautiful Japan. This tour features incredible scenery and amazing riding roads, as well as a taste of the local culture. Here are some photos that weren’t included in the article that’ll give you a glimpse of what Japan has […]

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Bucket List Roads: Great Lakes Seaway Trail

Nov 17, 2018 View Comments by

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is  series of designated roads in Pennsylvania and New York that closely parallels two Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River through a region brimming with American history, splendid scenery, and cool breezes. Scenery: Expansive views of Lakes Erie and Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the Thousand Islands area, […]

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Bucket List Roads: North Shore Scenic Drive

Oct 29, 2018 View Comments by

This byway, which has been designated an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration, charts a course from Duluth, MN, to Grand Portage, just before crossing the border into Canada. The route provides access to eight state parks and Superior National Forest. Tracing along part of Lake Superior’s shoreline, it’s one of the most scenic […]

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Bucket List Roads: Arkansas Routes 154 & 7 to Hot Springs

Oct 26, 2018 View Comments by

Exit I-40 at Morrilton, AR, and follow State Route 9 south to State Route 154 and proceed west. This route claws its way up onto a high plateau, which is named Petit Jean State Park. Visitors are treated to panoramic views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Mountains in the far distance. At […]

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The Stunning Indian Himalayas [Photos]

Oct 24, 2018 View Comments by

Featured in our March/April 2018 issue, Julian Challis’ tour article took us on an exhilarating ride through the Indian Himalayas. From incredible motorcycle roads and stunning landscapes to vibrant local culture, we were treated to a taste of India most tourists never see. Here are some photos that weren’t included in the article that’ll give […]

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Bucket List Roads: Pennsylvania Amish Country Cruise

Oct 23, 2018 View Comments by

A laid-back cruise across the Susquehanna River through Lancaster County’s 19th-century landscape and back across the Susquehanna in eastern Pennsylvania. The Old Order Amish have forsaken most modern conveniences. Their back-in-time lifestyle, farming equipment, and modes of travel are largely pre-20th century. Watch out for the “road apples” deposited by horses pulling Amish buggies and […]

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Discover Kentucky’s beautiful State Parks

Oct 17, 2018 View Comments by

If you’re looking for delightful riding and country scenery, fall is the perfect time to discover the Blue Grass state and its 49 state parks, some of which feature resorts and campsites that offer special military discounts for reservists, veterans, national guards, military retirees, and members on active duty. You can enjoy a 10% discount […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Cruising the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway

Oct 15, 2018 View Comments by

During the last Ice Age, some 10,000-plus years ago, winds picked up soils, which had been ground as fine as flour from glacial activity, and deposited them in dunes along what is today Iowa’s western border. In time, topsoil was formed and anchored by native grasses. The land became exceptionally fertile for farming, which attracted […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Zion National Park

Sep 17, 2018 View Comments by

In Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the two bank- and train-robbing bandits sought these red canyons as their hideout from the law. I was mesmerized by Paul Newman and Robert Redford in this modern-day Western, but honestly, the scenery captivated me more. I knew that one day I would have to visit the wild […]

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2018 Ride the Ozarks Rally

Sep 15, 2018 View Comments by

Thousands of motorcycle riders visit the Harrison area each year to explore the many curves, twists and sweepers in the Ozark Mountains. In fact, the Arkansas Ozarks and Harrison are quickly becoming one of the most popular locations for motorcycle riding in the United States. The Ride the Ozarks Rally gives you another reason to […]

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10 Must-See Motorcycle Museums Across America

Jul 25, 2018 View Comments by

1. Barber Motorsports Museum The Barber collection includes more than 1,400 restored motorcycles and cars; over 600 bikes are on display in the museum. Established to preserve motorcycle history, the collection represents 216 different manufacturers from 20 countries. Barber is generally acknowledged as the preeminent motorcycle museum in the U.S. 6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, […]

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