Interview: Hailey's 20,000 Mile North American Road Trip
The Modern Day Explorer 09/16
While searching the web, as we often do, we came across a headline "North America by Motorcycle." It turned out to be an incredible story about Hailey Hirst and her boyfriend Jesse traveling through 27 states, six Canadian provinces...
Never Road Weary: A Continental Motorcycle Trip in 8 Parts
She Explores 07/2016
"In spite of wars and tourism and pictures by satellite, the world is just the same size it ever was. It is awesome to think how much of it I will never see... you can pay a lot of money to fly round it nonstop in less than forty-eight hours, but to know it, to smell it and feel it between your toes you have to crawl. There is no other way..."
20 of the Most Important Travel Books Written by Women
Matador Network 10/19/15
MEN SEEM TO DOMINATE TRAVEL LITERATURE… or at least the popular culture of it. When we think of travel writers, authors like Jack Kerouac, Bill Bryson, and Paul Theroux come to mind... But what about the women?
North America by Motorbike
The Field & Forest Journal 4/25/15
After six weeks and just over 6,000 miles on a Triumph Tiger 800XC we are ¼ of the way around the continent. It started as a trip down the Pacific Coast last September but we decided to keep going from there, breaking the trip into 2-week sections over the better part of the coming year...
17 Things Only Someone Who's Been to Idaho Will Understand
Matador Network 5/15/15
IDAHO IS MORE THAN JUST POTATOES. Idaho’s combined public lands total 12 million acres, including 2.4 million wilderness acres and 3,100 miles of whitewater river — that’s more than any other state in the Lower 48. So yes, potatoes made us famous, but it’s our wild landscapes and the fact that any day can include a mix of hiking, biking, rafting, and skiing...
Idaho Might Be the Most Underrated Winter Destination in America. Here's Why.
Matador Network 12/8/15
IT’S WHERE SKIING IN THE U.S. AS WE KNOW IT TODAY GOT ITS START. After the 1932 Winter Olympics, the chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad decided America needed its own destination resort like those of the Swiss Alps. He searched all over the Western states for an ideal location, and eventually decided that Ketchum, Idaho, was the perfect place...
9 Things About Winter You'll Only Understand if You've Been to Idaho
Matador Network 2/22/16
There are few places more peaceful to sleep than in a backcountry yurt in a world muted by snow. Many Idaho state parks feature yurts that can be rented that grant access to the world-class snow tucked between those snow-crested spires and pinnacles known for thin crowds and spectacular terrain. And you get to end your day with a crackling fire and the otherwise blissful silence of snowpack...