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A Ride Through Monument Valley

Like so much scenery around this part of the USA, Monument Valley is one of those places that you will have seen in the movies and in magazines even if you’ve never set foot in the area. The famous red landscape has appeared in countless films, including lots of Westerns such as Stagecoach and The

Avoiding the Crowds in New Mexico. #Zartusacan 16

I’ll be honest with you: we had not intended to visit New Mexico. When we created our map of places we might visit we didn’t include the state (and lots of other states) as we didn’t think there would be time with everything else. But with Memorial Day Weekend coming up and knowing how busy some

Exploring the Grand Canyon. #Zartusacan 15

The Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is definitely a must-see place, is a bucket list destination for many – including me. No photos or videos can do the vastness of the view justice; it is one that simply has to be seen with your own eyes. And despite being

Riding Route 66. #Zartusacan 14

It could be argued that no American road trip would be complete without a little bit of Route 66. It’s the iconic road trip all on its own, and so despite riding some of it a couple of years ago, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass to get our kicks on Route 66 this time

America the Beautiful. Visiting National Parks in the US.

If you’re heading to the United States on any kind of road trip or holiday, the chances are you will want to visit a National Park or two. Dedicated as protected lands (and long may that continue), National Parks, Monuments, Forests and Recreation Areas are run by the National Park Service to ensure that the

Defeated by Death Valley. #Zartusacan 12

After spending the night in Ridgecrest, California, the plan was to ride through Death Valley National Park to Pahrump, Nevada. We knew it was going to be windy, it had been howling around our motel all night, but we didn’t really comprehend what that amount of wind would mean in the desert. Sand. Lots and

Hiking in Yosemite National Park. #Zartusacan 10

I think Yosemite National Park is one of my favourite places in the world. It has views like no other, and having visited before we knew that this time around we wanted to do a hike to experience what the park had to offer away from the roads and standard photographs. We chose to hike

Riding over the Golden Gate Bridge. Again. #Zartusacan 07

One of the “must dos” on our list for this trip was to spend a little bit of time in San Francisco. We had 36 hours in the city when we were on our Eagle Rider tour a couple of years ago and felt like we had so much more to see and do, so

An Empty Honey Jar in the Bear Safe. #Zartusacan 06

I think it’s fair to say that we put off the camping thing for the first week of our Zartusacan. It’s not that we didn’t want to or didn’t intend to camp instead of paying for motels and hotels every night, but rather that we haven’t done it for years and were somewhat dreading the amount

Currently Loving: April 2016

Wow this year is going FAST! It could do with slowing down a little to be honest; I hope the next three months don’t go as quickly as the last three. But anyway, it might be a week late but welcome to my latest Currently Loving post, an opportunity for me to present ten of

Chatter, Cooking, Cleaning | Weekly Vlog 20

After two very outdoorsy vlogs it was inevitable that there was going to have to be a kitchen focussed one. This week you’ll hear me chatter chatter chatter, cook a lovely pasta dish, clean my motorbike and show you my currently loving stuff for this month. Here goes with the bullet pointed highlights of my

Motorbikes, Major Oak, Telling Jokes | Weekly Vlog 15

Good afternoon friends! It turns out that once you’ve done 15 episodes of a weeky vlog you can no longer keep count and have no idea what number you’re on! Ah well, it was bound to happen some time. This week’s episode includes lots of fun because I was off work – lots of time outdoors,