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March 06, 2018

Book Review: Lone Rider

“ ... my eyes were drawn to something extraordinary behind the woman on the table. The dog I’d run over. Most of the animal was missing, but it was unmistakable. The knife marks were straight and clean, the work of a skilled butcher. Well, that explained the generous portions of meat with every meal.” I’ve waited a long time for…
January 23, 2018

Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa

Unlike just a few years ago, there’s now a plethora of adventure motorcycling book titles to choose from. In some ways it’s unfortunate that many new authors have taken the easy route of porting their essentially unedited blogs, warts ’n’ all, into the Amazon Kindle format. Meanwhile, a few seem to be investing in the more traditional route, along with…
November 15, 2017

Dirty Dining - An Adventurer's Cookbook

Cooking well on the road is a challenge even at the best of times. For me it’s not usually the availability of ingredients since most of my travel is within the United States; rather, it’s the need for creative ideas about just what to cook. I’m not the most enthusiastic chef and backpacker meals get pretty boring after awhile! For…
October 24, 2017

Book Review: Journey to the End of the World

Journey to the End of the World documents a South American group ride known as Expedition 65* that, according to organizer Jim Hyde, was partially inspired by Ewan and Charley’s Long Way series.The book (and upcoming DVD†) follows 12 supported riders who wove their way from Cartagena, Colombia to Ushuaia, Argentina, on a route that avoided the Pan-American Highway. The…
October 01, 2017

Under Asian Skies - Second Edition

Throughout his overland motorcycle journey from Australia to England, Sam Manicom encountered countless obstacles traveling through border crossings, hostile territory, extreme terrain, and inclement weather. The lessons he learned and stories of the companions he gained along the way are told in this newly revised and updated edition of Under Asian Skies. Sam has a vivid writing style that keeps…
July 17, 2017

Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran

There’s a handful of ADV authors I’m partial to, and Lois Pryce rides the top of that list. Her latest work, Revolutionary Ride, is one I’ve anticipated since learning of her multiple visits to Iran. Leave it to one of our own to go poking around where we “shouldn’t.” As enlightened travelers consistently remind us, what we’re led to believe…
May 29, 2017

The Aerostich Catalog Tradition

On the ADV industry stage, some players have been around longer than others. Many of us who’ve been riding for more than 10 years remember the days before the internet dominated retail shopping and catalogs still ruled the roost. We kept them for wish lists and passed them around for discussions about the latest gear and gadgetry. To make the…
May 01, 2017

Motorcycle Vagabonds: Around the World

★★★★★ By Frank Pantheofer Like you, I enjoy reading about adventurous riders, especially those who’ve struck out to travel the world. They’re inspiring, insightful and sometimes just plain entertaining. My latest find is the Motorcycle Vagabonds series by German rider Frank Pantheofer who, along with and his wife Simone, recently completed a three-and-a-half-year global trek. Frank’s tales require a couple…
March 14, 2017

The Kindness Diaries Review - Kindness Conquers All

Unlike some motorcycle adventure stories which focus on riding fast and breaking records, The Kindness Diaries by Leon Logothetis proves Kermit the Frog was right. Leaving the swamp is worth making millions of people happy. Relying solely on the good will of strangers for a place to sleep, gas and whatever was needed, Leon embarked on his world journey from Los Angeles to Spain,…