Last month I was fortunate to check of a glaring omission on my National Park bucket list. I visited Yosemite National Park for the first time with a group of friends from all around the country.


For many people St. Patrick's Day here in the United States has evolved into some sort of temporary return to freshman year in the quad. Tipping back countless solo cups that have been blasted with green food coloring. Appreciating the drinking and the green cloths can be fun, but before you launch an all out assault on your liver this evening, I encourage you to take a few minutes and watch these great videos about Ireland itself. A real place of amazing cultural heritage and beauty worth reminding yourself about before "celebrating" it.
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Each year I try to take a short mid October trip to some nice Midwest destination and do a few days of hiking and camping to celebrate my dogs birthday. This year I decided to run the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail and invite my brother along.

Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route 2016

A 2700-mile motorcycle journey from Eastern Iowa to Colorado, to ride the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route.

Westbound – Spring 2015

My friend Eric and I took a few BMW Boxers on a 3100 mile road trip, to camp and explore some of our countries best lands and parks. His bike is a BMW from 1976. Mine is a BMW from 2005. Much has changed with the bikes during that time but much has also stayed the same.
Garden of the Gods Campground

The Soggy Throttle 2000

I just completed a week long ride from Fairfield, IA to Asheville, NC. We mostly camped. We hit 4 National Forests, 2 National Parks, road the Tail of the Dragon, and drank with as many locals as we could find. This is the recap of our trip. I…