Planning a long motorcycle road trip soon? We take at least 2 cross-country motorcycle trips each year. I try to pack light and still have all the items we could possibly need for motorcycle travel. Take it from me… here are 20 things that people typically wouldn’t think of packing for a motorcycle road trip — but you should!
We love taking long-distance motorcycle rides. Here are all the best motorcycle maps and motorcycle apps that we use. See how to create custom maps for your own motorcycle trips using Google Maps. Plus, my thoughts on motorcycle map holders and tips for reading maps while you’re on the bike.
Say what? A female urination device? You’ve got to be kidding! Nope, I’m not. A pee funnel is popular with actresses, brides, and female outdoor enthusiasts. I bet you’ve said, ‘If only I could pee standing up!’ at least once. Try a pee funnel like Jennifer Lawrence did. It’s quicker, easier, and cleaner.
Are you a sucker for fast rides and the G-force that you experience on them? Not me… but my friend is a professional race car driver. Here’s what I’ve learned about gravitational force and its effects on your body. See how many G’s astronauts, roller coaster riders, airplane passengers, race car drivers, fighter pilots, and professional stunt pilots typically sustain. Plus, how to experience weightlessness (or zero gravity) yourself!
Going to Aruba soon? Here’s everything you want to know about Aruba vacations — and I mean everything! We’ve been twice and we’re planning our third trip now. Here’s what to do, what to drink, where to eat, fun things to do on the water, what to pack, and how the money works in Aruba.
I’ve got some downhill driving tips for you that I learned firsthand while driving through the hilly Smoky Mountains recently. I (finally) figured out the proper use of 2 and 1 on my automatic gear shift on this road trip! Learning how to drive downhill without using your brakes — and using engine braking instead — will make your mountain driving experience SO much more enjoyable, trust me.
Looking for couples resorts with solitude built-in? We travel a lot. Staying at a hotel resort is our favorite way to relax when we’re there more than one night. These are the best spa resorts, beach resorts, and no-kids resorts in secluded locations across the U.S. (Psst…. secluded resorts like these also make great honeymoon spots and anniversary destinations!)
I’ve had 3 motorcycles & 3 cameras in the last 4 years. Put 30,000 miles on the bike & 7,500 pictures on the camera a yr. Here’s the best motorcycle camera!
We travel for months at a time on our Harley. See what we pack & how we pack it. Our best motorcycle packing tips for multi-day motorcycle touring vacations.
The first time I went to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, I didn’t know what to expect. Here are the things you must see, must do & must put on the bucket list.
Heading to Sturgis South Dakota? Want to know the best motorcycle rides through the Black Hills? Here are our faves, and the favorites of most motorcyclists
Wondering what it’s like to take a scenic drive through Arches National Park near Moab Utah? Here are photos + tips if you want to see arches WITHOUT hiking to them.
Need to learn a new language fast? Foreign language books are helpful, but boring. Here are 6 unique ways to learn a language AND have fun at the same time!
Travel insurance is a must when traveling for business or vacation. But sometimes people want to skip it to save money. Top reasons to buy travel insurance!
While some people are skeptical about visiting Indonesia due to safety concerns, Bali is really different from the rest of the country. Here are insider tips for visiting Bali and enjoying the beaches, the food, and fun family activities.
When you’re trying to find the best cruise deals that will ultimately give you the best value for your money, chances are you’ll be asking yourself ‘Is It too good to be true?’ at some point. Here are 4 tips to help you find the best cruise deals rather than being caught off-guard by the fine print that lies in the details.
Come along as we explore the hidden gems of Barbados. These are my recommendations after taking a trip to the Caribbean during the Barbados Cropover festival.
Six of the best Caribbean destinations for vacations are: Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Grenada, St. Kitts, and Dominca. Here’s why, plus the top reasons to plan a Caribbean vacation on one of these Caribbean islands based on food, beaches, lodging, size, and attractions.
Here are the most interesting things I learned after spending 3 days behind the scenes with Ford Motor Company during the Detroit Auto Show. My 11 takeaways about the Ford brand and its employees after visiting Ford World Headquarters and NAIAS.
I’ve got issues — like helmet hair. Soon after getting a new motorcycle, I realized that I would need to figure out a way to keep my bangs from sneaking out from under my helmet and slapping me in the face throughout the entire ride. Worse than that… all of the flyaways that refuse to stay tucked up underneath the helmet actually feel like sharp knives when they’re hitting your face at high speeds! Here are the best motorcycle hair solutions I’ve found!
Have you heard the story behind those little motorcycle bells that you see in Harley stores and on motorcycles? We got a gremlin bell from a fellow motorcyclist soon after we got our new Harley. Thank goodness we did. Here are the incidents and accidents that we survived on the motorcycle recently!
If you’re planning a long-distance motorcycle ride in the near future, then you’ll appreciate these tips which we compiled after taking multi-day trips on our Harley. In addition to packing the bare necessities listed on our basic motorcycle checklist, these things are worth considering as well.
A list of all the must-have items that you absolutely MUST pack on long distance motorcycle rides. Plus, little-known tips for packing things in the saddlebags on your motorcycle, and the best motorcycle luggage that is lightweight and fits on the back of your bike.
We have been packing for a motorcycle trip every 2 months since we got our first Harley-Davidson motorcycle. We didn’t waste any time before we planned our first long-distance motorcycle trip on our new Harley. Our first 4-day motorcycle trip was from Middle Tennessee to East Tennessee and North Carolina. We rode a number of motorcycle loops near the Tail Of The Dragon. This is our best motorcycle checklist for long-distance trips over several days.
I use my favorite and best travel pillow more than most. I use it when I’m on a plane AND when I’m camping. Yep, my inflatable travel pillow is so comfortable that I actually use it for more than just short trips when I need a neck pillow temporarily. I also use it for sleeping. Here’s why this travel pillow is my absolute favorite …and why it has lasted over a decade!