Dear Dad… 17 Hours in Rome

Dear Dad… 17 Hours in Rome

(Note: this post is from my daughter, Laura!) As the newest and most (inexperienced) adventure traveler of the family, I thought it was about time to start documenting my travels. For the family, of course. Short story of who I am: I am the daughter of @RestlessRoads...
It’s a Wrap – Summer Movie 2017

It’s a Wrap – Summer Movie 2017

My summer movie ended with a winding ride through Ft Davis, Valentine, Marfa, and Alpine. It’s almost heaven, and a good ending to an amazing journey. Texas to Alaska and back. Exactly two months to the day or eight weeks. Ten thousand miles. Twelve states, 1 province...
Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever

My summer movie continues with a ride on the famous Highway 1 along the California coast, from Crescent City to San Diego. One thing I noticed was all the strawberry fields. About every kind of fruit and vegetable was being grown in central California. Being fond of...
Where There’s Fire There’s Smoke

Where There’s Fire There’s Smoke

The mountain fires of 2017 chased me from British Columbia to Vancouver Island! Smoke then followed me to Seattle and to Portland. I headed to Bend Oregon and central Oregon. I then battled the Eclipse-Prepper crowd, so I escaped south to Crater Lake. What did I find?...
Hyder, Alaska – A Friendly Ghost Town

Hyder, Alaska – A Friendly Ghost Town

Civilization disappears around Kiwatka BC, on the highway to Hyder Alaska.   Moose and bear rule the forest – and the road – from there to Stewart, BC. The rain, the cold, and the mountains reach down to a two-lane highway. A very lonely for 250...
Oh, Canada?

Oh, Canada?

My summer movie continues as I ride through British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦. It got off like a roaring forest fire… literally! I’ve tried to stay North of most of the fires. North to Alaska! Why not? Stay tuned. Click here to subscribe for updates on my...
Summer Movie – Utah, Montana, and Beyond?

Summer Movie – Utah, Montana, and Beyond?

My Summer 2017 “movie” continues… In July, I had the opportunity to speak in Salt Lake City at a convention of BMW motorcycle riders. Here’s a 2-minute snippet of my talk… (Click to watch) Dirk Speaks in SLC Keep riding? Since I already...
Training Wheels in Mexico

Training Wheels in Mexico

As we neared Laredo, Texas, it was eerily quiet and hot. December 26, 2015 turned out to be Summer-like and dusty.  We veered to the left from I-35 and headed to a less-used border crossing south of Laredo.  I was following J.D.—a fellow rider from Austin who I met...