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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,…
January 24, 2017

Love, Laughs & Road Rage

RaeMcKenzie.comPublisher: Printorium BookworksISBN: 978-0-9950814-0-6 Paperback: $17.00 By Rae S. McKenzieViolence breeds many forms of ugliness, and its victims are often less than obvious. Case in point, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that some develop after experiencing or witnessing life-threatening events, with varying traumatic symptoms that range from flashbacks and guilt to emotional detachment and hostility toward others.…
December 22, 2016

Gordon's Great Escape: A Culinary Adventure Worth Watching

Amongst many of the literally hundreds of reality TV shows produced today, food and travel is one of the most successful. From street food to world class restaurants, well known figures like Anthony Bourdain travel around the globe to show us the world’s edible offerings. When he’s not getting pinned under ATVs, Anthony’s show is a good watch but strongly…
November 18, 2016

Book Review: Adventure Motorcycling Handbook

★★★★★ By Chris Scott Publisher: Trailblazer ISBN: 978-1-905864-46-1 Paperback: $17.90 Since you’re reading this magazine you’ve obviously been exposed to the term “Adventure Motorcycle.” Whether or not you choose to believe it, Chris Scott is credited with coining the now ubiquitous and revered name of our favorite pastime. And for good reason: the man knows his stuff about adventuring…
October 06, 2016

Notes from the Road Vol. IV by Derek Mansfield

★★★★★ By Derek MansfieldDerekMansfield.comPublisher: Shuvvy Press Ltd.ISBN: 978-0-9564305-5-7 Paperback: $14.00 U.S., signed and shipped As a true adventure rider, you’ve prepared your motorcycle with loving care, and loaded it fully for an epic ride. You ferry across the Channel from England to France (Dunkirk), then ride eastward, vectoring into Eastern Europe. Early on, you’re riding “long narrow straights through deep green…
August 25, 2016

Book Review: Into Africa - by Sam Manicom

★★★★★ By Sam ManicomAmazon.comPublisher: SelfISBN: 0955657318 World travel via motorcycle is no longer a novelty, and with the plethora of travel books already on the shelves, why choose Sam Manicom’s Into Africa? Into Africa is a breath of fresh air. Although not an account of the trials and tribulations of ego-stroking motorcycle accomplishments, there’s no shortage of dangers and excitement. Sam…
June 20, 2016

No Room for Watermelons

Oh, how we love tales of overlanding adventurers. Each its own odyssey, steeped in personal challenges, foreign cultures, serendipity and conflict. But here’s one that’s completely different. Imagine riding an obscure Belgian-made FN motorbike from 1910—an extremely rare machine from the dawn of the era—across the world. When I first heard about Ron Fellowes’ journey on Facebook, I was certain…
March 02, 2016

All the Gear No Idea

★★★★☆ By Michèle Harrison Published by: Michèle Harrison ASIM: B00QVFWRPO I was drawn to the title—something about “All the Gear, No Idea” struck a familiar chord, this had to be a good read. Sure enough, with zero mechanical skills and a barely warm motorcycle license, the author begins her tale by flying to India, purchasing one of the most notoriously unreliable…
February 11, 2016

A Short Ride in the Jungle on a C90

By Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent Summersdale Publishers ISBN: 978-1-890623-48-7 A girl, a pink Honda Cub, and a ride on the infamous supply trail from Hanoi to Saigon. This is not only the thrilling tale of a daring adventure on an aging motorcycle; it is also the story of Southeast Asia's legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, and of a war, the effects of…