Blog Section: Destinations

In Pursuit of Wildness: Cabrillo National Monument

Aug 06, 2019 View Comments by

The Pacific Ocean is jaw-droppingly beautiful as I ride my motorcycle along Highway 1 from Monterey, CA, toward San Diego. It’s easy to allow your imagination to run free along each curve on this scenic highway, envisioning sailing ships exploring new lands. Albert Einstein said that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” I think that […]

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Rise of the Retros: Motorcycle Hangouts

Aug 05, 2019 View Comments by

It’s undeniable that one of the things we as motorcyclists enjoy about our passion is the feeling of freedom afforded by our two-wheeled (or three-wheeled) friends—the sense that when we turn the throttle, we are leaving our cares behind. It’s a time when we can focus on one thing—riding—and forget about work, bills, the lawn, […]

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Bucket List Roads: Great Lakes Seaway Trail

Aug 01, 2019 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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City Escape: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Jun 28, 2019 View Comments by

This route squeezes in some of the best roads that Chattanooga has to offer. It covers a variety of incredible scenery: countless overlooks, the sharpest hairpins turns, remote riverfront roads, and even open valley farmland. Length Approximately 157 miles round-trip Meet-up Spot Dunkin’, 627 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN Lunch Stop River Drifters is not […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Rocky Mountain National Park

Jun 22, 2019 View Comments by

Bear with me, as it’s been 1,200 miles since I left Three Rivers, CA, and the wild views before me are stunning. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado stand majestically before me. The Quaking Aspens tremble in the wind. The weather is mild. I’m on a “rocky mountain high,” and this is where this story begins. […]

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Columbia River Gorge Motorcycle Ride: The Dalles, Oregon [Photos]

Apr 25, 2019 View Comments by

If you’re looking for gorgeous scenery and superb riding, it doesn’t get much better than the Columbia River Gorge area. You’ll experience hairpin curves and steep elevation changes, and the region is delightfully remote in many spots. Our Shamrock Tour® here was based out of The Dalles, which makes a perfect site for a multi-day […]

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Look Deep into Nature: Explore National Parks for Free

Apr 22, 2019 View Comments by

I just returned from an awesome motorcycle tour chasing butterflies and wildflowers. You can expect the full article on the wildflower super bloom at Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding areas in an upcoming issue of RoadRUNNER. In the meantime, you can read more about this awesome park in my article, In Pursuit of Wildness: […]

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New York City: More than Apples in the Big Apple

Apr 15, 2019 View Comments by

New York City is the original melting pot. Generation after generation of immigrants from all over the world have come here to settle in neighborhoods in one of the five distinctive boroughs and make this place their own. A motorcycle is one of the best ways to unlock The City’s many delights, especially a bike […]

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7 Hidden Gems in Northern Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2019 View Comments by

Also known as the Pennsylvania Wilds, the northern section of the Keystone state offers motorcycle riders a little slice of heaven. From villages that transport you back in time to incredible scenery with expansive overlooks, you’ll be captivated at every turn. Speaking of turns—this region has more twists than an M. Night Shyamalan movie that’ll […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Wildflowers along Dry Creek

Mar 29, 2019 View Comments by

Just last week, my wife Denise and I traveled to Anza-Borrego State Park to capture the wildflower “super bloom.”  The desert was transformed into a sea of color.  A detailed account of this area and this incredible wildflower phenomenon will be featured in a future issue of RoadRUNNER in my In Pursuit of Wildness column, […]

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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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