Before we left, we were repeatedly discouraged by others and by the media. Everyone said these were not safe countries for women to travel in, that a trip like this would be too physically demanding for women, one person even said we would come home in pine boxes. Despite these messages, we overcame our fears and…
Overland Journal reviews the best “Big Bike” options for exploring the globe on two wheels.
Exploring Colombia’s backroads and villages with Elephant Motorcycle Expeditions
When I threw the fist-sized rock in my hand at the Bolivian man’s car door, his eyes opened wide, forcing salt-and-pepper brows, like fat caterpillars, to scurry up and be eaten into the creases of his forehead. Clearly this was more surprising to him than what prompted his first response to me, spat out in…
Many daydream about making a road trip across continents. There may be real or perceived hurdles in the way, so what does it take to actually do it? For anyone whose life’s jigsaw pieces can coalesce around such a dream—and respectfully, not everyone’s can—a commitment to the decision is all it takes. Then comes doing…
I must have a thing for symmetry. As I wiggled and twisted down the road, the Ural beneath me seemed determined to thwart my best efforts to ride a straight line. I started to mentally catalog all the asymmetrical things in the world, most of them annoying to me. There’s the fiddler crab with his…
Before this wall gets built, I want to spend as much time in Mexico as I can. Surfing, camping, eating tacos, taking in the sights, and just otherwise unplugging from the Great American Life. But when I say Mexico, what I really mean is Baja—that slim peninsula stretching into the Pacific Ocean just south of…
Heather and Dave of Riding Full Circle take time off from riding around the world to make some turns.
Kyra and Justin of Westx1000 discover the perfect antidote to the winter time blues.
If Sturgis isn’t your thing, South Dakota has plenty of other ride options on offer.
Riding Ural sidecars across Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in Search of Trout and Adventure
An Alaskan road trip with the Fishhook Fatties
Low deserts and high peaks. Sand and snow.
A long and unexpected delay during a round-the-world journey
Dusty roads and rusty metal in one of the West’s most rugged landscapes.
Exploring the monuments and arches of the high desert.
Nailing my knickers to the ceiling and putting dirt road demons to bed
Touring Japan’s hidden hideaways.
A family, their Ural, and Europe. Sometimes taking your child abroad is the most responsible thing you can do
Sometimes all the words in the world cannot speak like a single photograph