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Overland Routes: The Texas Hill Country

Prayer is the best way to meet the Lord, but trespassing on this property is faster. Folks in Texas are known for many things, but taking kindly to trespassers ain’t one of ’em. Don’t get me wrong, most would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it, but show up on their…

Destinations: Nebraska. Yes, Nebraska.

I consider myself an extremely lucky traveler, having been granted amazing opportunities to visit far-flung corners of the globe. My exploits have given me a unique perspective and it seems the further I go, the more parallels and comparisons I draw to places closer to home. I can’t help but walk amidst the Andes and…

Guided Overlanding: Big Adventure with Little Risk

In my early 20s I snagged an awesome gig as a bicycle tour guide in the wine regions of France. That led to managing other companies, including one of the largest adventure travel outfits in Alaska. As a result I always considered myself a leader—never a follower. Not to say I looked down on paying…

La Lucha: The Fight

Almost 2 years ago, I was sitting comfortably in a leather-backed camp chair, glancing around Scott Brady’s office. He had just stepped outside for a phone call, and I was occupying my time scanning his library, soaking in the titles from authors around the world. One book in particular caught my eye though, a paperback…

Head to Head: Motocycle vs. Truck Travel, Which is Best?

Hard as it is to believe, the first wheeled circumnavigation of the globe occurred in 1886 when Thomas Henry Stevens rode his penny farthing bicycle from San Francisco to Yokohama, Japan. It wasn’t for many years later, in 1908 as part of the New York to Paris Race, when George Schuster became the first man…

Destinations: Amazonas, Peru

As I moved through the mist and fog, rocks carved and stacked with impeccable precision began to reveal themselves in the distance. I rounded a dense thicket of trees and stretched out before me was a massive wall of stone, its upper reaches snagging the low clouds overhead. The high elevation slowed my pace as…

Adventure Reads: The Disappearances, Scott Thybony

Last fall I was invited to join a friend on a bikepacking trip in Southern Utah along a stretch of high desert I knew well—or so I thought. It turns out just driving by a place does little to tell of its secrets. Like many of you, I have driven through Mexican Hat, Utah, dozens…

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