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Destinations:: Atlin, British Columbia

Known as “little Switzerland,” Atlin, B.C., is one of the most scenic places in Canada—a must-see side trip for overlanders heading to Alaska or the Yukon. The postcard-perfect town is encircled by Atlin Lake—the largest natural lake in B.C.—and majestic forested peaks. The name Atlin—Áa Tlein—comes from the Tlingit language and means “big body of…

Rev’it Broadens Apparel for Spring/Summer 2022 Collection

Rev’it has hit the ground running for the upcoming riding season by expanding on its motorcycle apparel collection. New products will appear in seven segments, including Adventure Sport and Touring. Rev’it even has some cool-looking footwear for a well-rounded approach to riding gear. I’ve had great success with their suits in the past. True to…

Our Ridiculous World Trip Sidecar Guys

Book Review: Our Ridiculous World (Trip): Around the World on a Scooter with a Sidecar, by Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes

At first, it might seem odd that two friends with no motorcycle skills and subpar travel portfolios would decide to quit their jobs, leave their significant others behind, and travel around the world. On a scooter. With a sidecar. That kept malfunctioning and breaking down. Yes, odd indeed. But after reading Our Ridiculous World Trip,…

Zakar ADV Days Rawhyde 2022

RawHyde Adventure Days at Zakar—April 21-24

Rawhyde Adventures, known for enduro and adventure motorcycle training, has some rescheduled 2022 dates for their ADV Days. You’ll be able to check out the Rally and Expo at their new facility at Zakar, which stands for Zombie Apocalypse Kompund at Rawhyde. The 2021 Adventure Days had to be canceled due to fires, but now…

100 Years of Moto Guzzi—a Documentary

A friendship between two aircraft pilots and one mechanic has turned into a century-old business within the motorcycle industry. Despite one of the friends being killed in an airplane accident, the two other friends carried on with the dream. In 1921, Moto Guzzi hit the road. The Moto Guzzi factory is located in Mandello del…

Go Ruffly—an Off-Pavement Carrier for Your Dog

I stumbled on this while reading a post on Women ADV Riders Facebook page. The article from Jess Stone—about riding off-pavement with a dog on the back—drew my interest. But in reading her story, I was even more interested to learn Jess has started up a company called Go Ruffly, where she sells motorcycle dog…

Lauren Trantham of Ride My Road Advocates to End Human Trafficking

If you’re like me, you may have ignorantly and erroneously assumed human trafficking was problematic more in developing worlds or for immigrants. I’ve learned this is not true; human trafficking happens to people everywhere right under your nose—in the US, Europe, Asia… everywhere. Lauren Trantham is a motorcyclist who’s combined her passion for riding with…

New Yezdi Adventure Bike

If you saw the main image for this article and thought I’d made a typo, you’re probably not the first. The new Yezdi Adventure bike looks very similar to a Royal Enfield. Is that the point? Maybe. I’m not about picking sides in the war against what ADV bikes are the best. Instead, I’ll outline…

Video of the Week :: Dakar 2022 Coverage All in One Place

Saudi Arabia’s annual Dakar race has started and as always, the event is packed full of adventure and intrigue—including a not so favorable caught-on-video display of mean sportsmanship between Toyota driver Giniel De Villiers when he hit and almost ran over rider Cesar Zumaran while the latter was stopped with bike issues. That video can…

Destinations :: San Martín de los Andes, Argentina

In Patagonia’s northwest region, you’ll find forests, lakes, volcanoes, and best of all, the endearing town of San Martín de los Andes, Argentina. Sitting along the glacial shores of Lake Lácar and surrounded by rugged beauty, San Martín was the one place my husband and I seriously considered moving to while on our round-the-world trip….