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Destination :: Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

Photography by Richard Giordano Located south of Banff and within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa or Kootenai First Nations, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is a culmination of the Canadian Rockies’ finest. Bright alpine lakes border jutting rocky ridges, while spruce, fir, and pine trees shade blazing wildflowers in fiery orange, pretty pink, and delicate…

Twisties, Curves, and Canopies: A Journey Through the Ozarks

It’s All in the Planning We had planned the trip for a couple of months, poring over the details, making inventories of what we had and would need for a long-distance moto journey across the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri. I would need to bring a new set of tires for my BMW F 750…

Destination of the Week :: Yuxha Mayan City

When visiting Guatemala, there are specific tourist sites that you simply must visit. Guatemala City is a city that is modern, wealthy, and completely underrated; Semuc Champey invites with natural pools for a refreshing dip, Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful lakes we have visited, and Antigua is a charming town rich with…

Destination of the Week :: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Paradise. That one word alone sums up the natural wonder that is Lake Atitlan. The lake was formed by a volanic eruption and is the deepest lake in Central America and we think that this paradise trumps white sandy beaches and palm trees any day of the week. While located at a cool 5,000 feet…

Destination :: Lago di Braies, Dolomites, Italy

There are a number of world-famous beauty spots in the Dolomites, but Lago Di Braies (or Prager Wildsee) is one of, if not the most iconic. This stunning lake is located at 1,469 meters above sea level in the municipality of Prags in South Tyrol, Italy, and attracts approximately 15,000 visitors per day during summertime. …

Destination :: Lake Carezza, Dolomites, Italy

I spent almost two months in the Dolomites, but only a fraction of that time was spent exploring. It’s easy to see pretty pictures on social media and assume that overlanders are on a permanent vacation, but for most full-timers, that’s far from the truth. My life on the road is a constant juggling act…

Destination :: Bugaboo Provincial Park, British Columbia

Photography by Richard Giordano Located in the Purcell Mountains of southeast British Columbia, Bugaboo Provincial Park features commanding granite spires, rippling glaciers, and mountain views for days. An adventure in and of itself, a 50-kilometer bumpy forestry service road leads visitors to jaw-dropping views of Hound’s Tooth Spire, nestled within the Bugaboo glacier with its…

Destination :: Antigua Guatemala

Antigua, also known as la Antigua, is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala known for its preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for good reason. The…

Destination :: Sella Pass, Dolomites, Italy

They say that life is as much about the journey as the destination, so when it comes to vehicle travel, I often avoid the highways, instead opting for the more scenic route to reach my journey’s end. With this in mind, I ditched the main roads in Italy and crossed as many of the Dolomite’s…

Destination :: Lake Sorapis, Northern Italy

Located in the Italian Dolomites, Lago di Sorapis sits below the towering 10,515-foot Mount Sorapis (or Punta Sorapiss). The summit is reached via a 13.5-kilometer (8.4-mile) round-trip hike from designated parking at Passo Tre Croci. Considered medium to hard in difficulty, the hike features 2,378 feet of elevation, some narrow-exposed sections, and several small metal…

Destination: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

Photography by Richard Giordano At 5,897 meters (19,347 feet), Cotopaxi is Ecuador’s second-highest peak and one of the highest active volcanoes on the planet. Located a mere 30 miles from the Ecuadorian capital city, Quito, the park is well-visited and offers enough to keep visitors entertained for several days, including camping, hiking, off-pavement driving, and…

Destination :: Lovatnet Lake, Norway

Living on the road has provided me with many magical experiences, but a select few were genuinely life-changing. The opportunity to kayak on the iconic Lovatnet lake was one such moment. The lake is located in the municipality of Stryn (the closest village is Loen, 1.2 miles), 52 meters above sea level, and is close…

Destination: Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, British Columbia

Photography by Richard Giordano Located on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park offers visitors the chance to bask in its rainforests, try out the surf, observe local flora and fauna, and hike the local trails. One of the park’s main features, the Juan De Fuca Marine Trail, winds 47…

Sierra de Organos National Park in Durango, Mexico

To stumble upon a hidden gem is one of the great rewards of overland travel. Mainland Mexico has some amazing sites to visit, and although not mentioned on any of the top websites for tourists, the beautiful Sierra de Organos National Park is well worth a visit. Just over an hour’s drive south of the…