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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,…
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 PublicationsTrailblazer-Guides.com 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…

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