Saturday Ride to Clifton, Virginia

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia, is Clifton. A small and quiet, yet busy little town amongst the trees, farms, and homes. Clifton was declared a National Historic District is 1985. We decided to head to Clifton on the bikes for a quick afternoon ride, since it isn’t all that far fromContinue reading “Saturday Ride to Clifton, Virginia”

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 @ Cape Lookout, NC

Many of you have heard of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, also known as the Barrier Islands; it is a hub for east coast vacationers looking to spend some quality time on the beach. You have probably vacationed in one, if not many of the villages, including Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Cape Hatteras,Continue reading “Memorial Day Weekend 2017 @ Cape Lookout, NC”

Backpacking to Emerald Pond – February 25 – 26, 2017

Four miles east of New Market, Virginia is Big Mountain, and our destination for our weekend backpacking trip to Emerald Pond, one of the only spring-fed swimming holes in Virginia. A little less than a two hour drive from Northern Virginia (depending on where in Northern Virginia). We decided to bring our dog, Reagan, asContinue reading “Backpacking to Emerald Pond – February 25 – 26, 2017”

False Cape State Park; October 21-23, 2016

Everyone knows where Virginia Beach is. Thousands of people from the east coast visit every summer for vacation and even more visit the Outer Banks in North Carolina. But between the two destinations is a little piece of land owned by the Virginia State Government called False Cape State Park. False Cape is one ofContinue reading “False Cape State Park; October 21-23, 2016”

Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 6 – The New River Gorge, West Virginia

Leaving Nashville was difficult, we wanted to stay longer and do more exploring, but West Virginia was calling our names, and we had some reservations to meet. There wasn’t as much to see on our drive to WV as there was on our ride to Nashville. We did drive through some horse country in KentuckyContinue reading “Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 6 – The New River Gorge, West Virginia”

Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 5 – Nashville, Tennessee

I had never been to Nashville before, so I was super excited to get down to lower Broadway, which (according to our hotel shuttle driver) is where “all the action happens”. The bars and restaurants were packed, each one of them. And every single one had someone playing music by the windows that were open toContinue reading “Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 5 – Nashville, Tennessee”

Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 4 – The Trek to Nashville

We left Helen, Georgia as the sun was coming up on August 18th, it was a beautiful day for a smooth and relaxing 303 mile ride through the mountains of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee… or so we thought. Our first leg of the day took us through Chattahoochee National Forest to an unexpected stop inContinue reading “Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 4 – The Trek to Nashville”

Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 3 – Helen, Georgia

Wednesday, August 17, Jake and I left Swansboro, North Carolina, and set out for Helen, Georgia, 459 miles across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, but mainly South Carolina. AND IT WAS HOT!!! Mind you it is mid-August out on the highway in a southern state, but damn was it hot. And BORING. I’ve driven throughContinue reading “Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 3 – Helen, Georgia”

Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 2 – Swansboro, North Carolina

After a long ass drive, we finally arrived in Swansboro, North Carolina on Saturday, August 13th, while the sun was still up! My brother and sister-in-law (B&C) own a house there, since my brother is stationed at Camp Lejeune 20 minutes away, so we decided to spend the first half of our trip in their lovelyContinue reading “Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 2 – Swansboro, North Carolina”

Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 1 – Outer Banks National Scenic Byway

When I think of vacation, I think of laying on the beach somewhere with a drink in my hand, probably not spending a majority of the time sitting on the back of a motorcycle in the blistering August sun. But that’s what we did on our vacation this year; a total of about 1,981 miles.Continue reading “Road Trip Vacation 2016, Part 1 – Outer Banks National Scenic Byway”

Virginia Waterfall Motorcycle Tour, June 25-26, 2016

I may be a little bias when I say this, but Virginia is probably the most beautiful state in the country. Virginia is full of state parks and the trees are what make this state so intriguing. And the waterfalls, they are absolutely stunning. They are no Niagara Falls by any means, but waterfalls don’t have to beContinue reading “Virginia Waterfall Motorcycle Tour, June 25-26, 2016”