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Alisa in “Fabulous at 50” magazine

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Adventure Travel, California, USA | Comments Off on Alisa in “Fabulous at 50” magazine

Alisa in “Fabulous at 50” magazine

I’m honored (and in good company!) in Dianna Bowes’ magazine “Fabulous at 50”. In the coming months I’ll be focusing on inspiring more women to ride, so for now it’s a prelude of things to come! www.fabulousat50.com #RideYourDream Please follow and like...

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Sisters’ Ride is over – what a ride!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Adventure Travel, USA | Comments Off on Sisters’ Ride is over – what a ride!

Sisters’ Ride is over – what a ride!

The Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride is now over, and it was a huge success! My main goal was achieved: Create community among female motorcycle riders and promote the heck out of our sport. Published in today’s LA Times: We even got a teaser on the front of the business section: I could not have done it without my amazing (all volunteer!) staff and the phenomenal women who signed up to take part in our history-making ride. I have learned SO MUCH about myself and my capabilities and I have to tell you how very good it felt to be “on target” with my life. I want more of that! I’ve always known motorcycling is an important part of my path, and with this event (which started out as a whim and mostly a bucket list item) I can see many more possibilities in my own life, which if the gift I wanted to give to the lady riders who joined us. Ironic that this event gave ME so much back in terms of finding my own direction. Thank you volunteers, thank you lady riders, thank you Universe! I am so very blessed. Please follow and like...

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The Sisters’ Ride starts tomorrow!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in California | 1 comment

The Sisters’ Ride starts tomorrow!

Well, the project I’ve been working on for the last two years is finally coming to fruition…The Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride. We’re taking a large group of women across the United States celebrating the 100th anniversary of Adeline and August Van Buren’s history -making ride, being the first women to each ride their own motorcycles across the USA.     See you in San Francisco! Please follow and like...

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This and That: Renedian Adventures Spectacular Southwest Africa Tour pictures #1

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Africa, Namibia | 1 comment

This and That: Renedian Adventures Spectacular Southwest Africa Tour pictures #1

We started in Windhoek, Namibia, and for two weeks rode our motorcycles to Cape Town, South Africa. There were fourteen of us including Rene and Mike, our backup support driver. Leaving Windhoek: It was only about 50 miles before we turned on to this: which sometimes became this: We got some of this: Because we were this: Then we got to this: And this:   So I did this: And this is pretty cool: And then we did more of this: to this:   And finally this: Please follow and like...

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Driving the Garden Route

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Africa, South Africa | Comments Off on Driving the Garden Route

Driving the Garden Route

I am in South Africa “working” for Renedian Adventures, and scouting our Garden Route Tour hotels and route so I can speak intelligently about the tour at the upcomiong trade shows. So I started out from Cape Town, and my first stop was a farm stall. Big business down here, with fruits & veggies, but also souvenirs, knick-knacks, pre-prepared food, and the must-try boutique root beer. I’m crazy about root beer and had to try it!   They were nice enough to tell me what I could expect in terms of recreation going up the pass: A beautiful day for a drive… The view from up top: View from the other direction: Twisting even further to see more of this amazing view: Up on the other side it’s wine country: With lovely rose bushes lining the fences: Wait, whut? Upon further inspection what’s this? Ah, got it. Roses decorating Concertina (razor) wire! Please follow and like...

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Reasons to love the airports in the UK

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Reasons to love the airports in the UK

I posted two entries last year about why international airports are so cool. Each airport is different, and you get to see a lot of things exclusive to a country, particularly their food. Now, there are more reasons to love airports, especially for those of us who tend to travel to them on our motorbikes. In the UK, motorcycle parking is much cheaper than if you were using a car. Some even offer free parking spaces for motorcycles, according to Parking4Less. If you don’t have a lot of luggage to carry (or you only need two panniers for all your luggage), motorbikes are an ideal method of transportation to travel to the airport because of how cost effective it can be. Here are several airports in the UK that have huge parking lots for motorcycles (some are free while others ask for a small fee): London Gatwick (North Terminal) – the ground floor of the airport’s car park London Heathrow (Terminals 1 and 3) –Car Park 1A/5 Liverpool –There are express drop off and pick up points for motorcycles, which are located just across from the main terminal building. If you don’t have side panniers with locks and you only have a small carry-on bag, you may leave your belongings inside the airports. The luggage deposit sections, however, cost around £8 a day (around $12). Side panniers are very efficient for traveling purposes, so if you can invest in some, go for it. Car parking at airports is very secure in the UK with many of them being policed by security staff as well as monitored via CCTV cameras 24-hours a day. However, if you want added security, you might want to use a motorcycle cover to prevent people from seeing your locked panniers, regardless of whether you have anything in them or not. When you return back from your trip, it’s important that you don’t leave the parking area without going to the customer service section with your parking ticket to get it validated. If you don’t, the machine at the terminal gate may demand a fee that is similar to the cost of parking a car, which, of course, is significantly more expensive. Obviously, you won’t encounter this sort of thing at airports with free motorcycle parking but for the others, make sure you follow the correct procedures so that you don’t incur any fines. Please follow and like...

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Reasons to love LAX

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Africa | Comments Off on Reasons to love LAX

Reasons to love LAX

Normally I don’t fly out of LAX, but it sure makes sense for international travel. Better rates and more direct flights. It was actually easy this time…perhaps because I arrived before 6 am! I had a fresh look at the airport, and it improved my trip. By the time I got to Atlanta I was more curious about airports and decided to look at the displays. Who knew that airports aren’t boring? There was a display on the Girl Scouts: There was also a display on Africa, but I am saving that for another post 🙂 I also found out that there’s free parking at LAX…as long as you don’t take up a paying space that a car would use. Pretty cool to live in a motorcycle culture, eh? Turns out they’re all over Europe and South Africa. When I arrived in Cape Town there was specific motorcycle parking in the parking garage! (I think more US cities need to get with that program.) Please follow and like...

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Planes and Motorcycles, Motorcycle and Planes

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in California | Comments Off on Planes and Motorcycles, Motorcycle and Planes

I’m sitting at LAX waiting for my flight to Cape Town. Well, technically, I’m flying to Atlanta, then to Johannesburg, then to Cape Town. I’ve bee lucky enough to ride over 10,000 miles this summer so I shouldn’t complain, but it seems like I’ve done nothing lately but sit in planes… Well, I’ll get to ride another 2,000 miles or so once I get to South Africa, so I guess the next two days of sitting in the plane will be worth it. Please follow and like...

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Me & My Super Secret Mojo

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in California | Comments Off on Me & My Super Secret Mojo

Me & My Super Secret Mojo

It’s true. I’ve dropped off the face of the blogging sphere. I’ve been working back to back motorcycle events (BMW MOA in Billings, MT for Renedian Adventures and then the Sturgis Rally for BMW) and now I am gearing up to ride across the country. Like a lot of girlfriends I’ve fallen off the communication train when I’ve fallen in love, yet I’m not feeling too apologetic. I promised I’d only write when I have something to say and that’s why you should be subscribed by email so you don’t have to check my site for new posts. I can’t stand the inane blather on social media these days, so I still only write on my personal blog when I feel like I have something to say. My new love is actually an almost-not-so-secret-anymore project that of course includes motorcycles. I’m planning  a HUGE cross-country motorcycle ride for women next year. We’re finishing up the web page now and the plan is to launch it before I start scouting the ride the first week on September. Indian Motorcycle has been nice enough to loan me a bike, and I will post pictures of her when I pick her up. Anyway, my blogging mojo is back, and I’ll keep you updated on my progress across the country. Anyone got any tips for the most interesting (or bizarre) things to see and do along the Lincoln Highway? I’m talking crazy and cool stuff. Please follow and like...

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Steel Horse Sisterhood-Resources

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in USA | Comments Off on Steel Horse Sisterhood-Resources

Female Travelers Colette Coleman – “Planet Earth’s Greatest Motorcycle Adventure Tours” Lois Pryce – “Lois on the Loose” Carla King – “American Borders” Internet Resources ADVrider.com – www.ADVrider.com HorizonsUnlimited.com – www.HorizonsUnlimited.com RoadTripAmerica.com – www. RoadTripAmerica.com Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride – www.SistersMotorcycleRide.com (July 3-24, 2016) Motivational Reading Dr. Wayne Dwyer – “Manifest Your Destiny” Shakti Gawain – “Creative Visualization” Dr. Susan Jeffers – “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” Martha Beck – “Finding your Own North Star” Liz Jansen – “Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment” Trip Planning MadMaps.com ButlerMaps.com WhiteHorsePress.com www.MotoStays.com http://www.motorcycle-travel.net/ Phil and Carol White – “Live Your Road Trip Dream” Jamie Jensen – “Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways” Please follow and like...

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