The Trip Continues

Four Days on a Ferry Boat

September 4-8, 2021 The 1982 Split Enz song was “Six Months In A Leaky Boat”, and that’s the song I can’t get out of my head as we ride off the ferry in Bellingham, Washington. It’s only been three and a half days, and as far as I know, it wasn’t leaking. It was a […]

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I’ve Seen Glaciers, and I’ve Seen Rain

August 29 – Sept 4, 2021 If you’ve been reading along from the beginning (way back in 2015), you may have noticed that I occasionally title my blog posts with a twisted hint of a song lyric. Like this one, thanks to the 1970 James Taylor hit. This is usually caused by having way too […]

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And Then It Appeared

In February 2016 I rode into the small village of El Chalten in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, hoping to catch a glimpse of Mount Fitz Roy. It was raining and the clouds were low, and if I didn’t know better, I would have thought there were no mountains anywhere around. I crawled into […]

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One Third Denali

August 28, 2021 A few days before we left Fairbanks, we received news that our tour in Denali National Park would be shortened by half, due to an increase in landslide activity. And then, yesterday, even more unpredictably, our tour would get even shorter. Denali National Park is over six million acres. It was created […]

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Ride to the Top of the World

August 26, 2021 We are on our fourth day of riding the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay and back. Twenty miles from the end, Diana says over our intercom system: “I am over this road!” So am I, but we have another twenty miles and I am using all of my concentration to focus on […]

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One Photo, and An Observation

August 18, 2021 Over the past six days of riding approximately 2100 miles through Canada and Alaska, we have seen around 50 fully loaded motorcycles heading south. The total number of motorcycles heading north, including us: One. Not a single other motorcycle going towards Alaska besides us. This says a lot about either: A. How […]

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Sunday’s Perfect Storm…Monday: Yukon

August 16, 2021 It seems that Sunday somehow was a perfect storm of bad weather and road conditions. We rode all day in rain with temperatures around 42F, and the road from Meziadin Lake to Dease Lake was full of potholes and under construction, with sections of dirt and gravel. We stopped at Dease Lake […]

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Crank the Scenery up to Eleven!

I think it was just after our ride up the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park that Diana spoke the following line over our helmet intercoms: “Yeah, um, I think I’m kinda over the whole mountains and trees thing.” I cringed. We intended to spend the next six weeks or so riding […]

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O Canada….is Burning. And Tales of a Covid-19 Border Crossing

August 14, 2021 Yesterday it was 100F in Houston. Not unusual in August, eh? Except this was Houston, British Columbia, about 500 miles north of the Washington State-Canada border. Yes, we are in Canada. And headed for Alaska. It was not the easy border crossing it used to be pre-Covid. In fact, overall it took […]

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Glacier, and….Lions and Deers and Bears, Oh My!

We arranged another great house-sit, again with two of the coolest cats ever (Diana and I are still debating whether these cats or the Seattle cats are cooler. It’s a close call). We’ve been in a beautiful two-story log home near the entrance to Glacier National Park for nearly a week, while the owners are […]

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December 21, 2020


I hope that in these crazy times you are able to find peace, clarity, and health. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog, comment, and reach out with questions about their own travel plans.

It’s finally time to clean the cobwebs off this site and get it fired up for the next adventure.

Keep checking back for upcoming news of the next Around The World Adventure coming in the next few weeks. It’s been WAY TOO LONG!

“If Not Now…When?”


PS: If you are looking for my year-long travels on my XT250 Yamaha that took me through 34 countries and across four continents, it’s still here. Click on the “XT250 Around The World 2015-2016” tab above, and use the Pull-Down menu to skip to specific continents or topics.