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Riding a loop around the amazing Julian Alps of Slovenia

One of the most beautiful motorcycle loops in the world can be found in the northwest of Slovenia. The Southern Limestone Alps stretch from northeastern Italy into Slovenia where the Julian Alps rise up into the heavens. There are many … Continue reading

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A ride through Montenegro, beach camping sunsets & magical Kotor Bay

Montenegro, or Crna Gora (Black Mountain) packs a massive amount of beauty into a tiny country with everything from high mountain peaks and karst to a beautiful coastline. Wedged between Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, Montenegro was part of … Continue reading

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Riding through NW India to the highest roads in the world

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Photography through Turkey, from Black Sea to Cappadocia

Riding into Turkey from Georgia is gorgeous. Along the flat blue water, green hills head inland and become snow-capped mountains. Tiny harbors filled with fishing boats pop up along the coast in each small town.

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Tajikistan| Best of Wakhan Valley along Afghan Border & driving a tank

One of the wildest and most remote landscapes in the world is located along the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border. The 210 km long Wakhan Valley splits the Pamir Mountains from the Hindu Kush. The name comes from the people who live in … Continue reading

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Tajikistan| Exploring Pamir Highway “Roof of the World”, Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes

The “Roof of the World” has been used to describe the mountainous high altitude interior of Asia, but the term was first applied to the Pamirs. In the 19th century, a British explorer wrote that it was a “native expression” … Continue reading

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Leaving the beautiful Ladakh Valley for the lowlands

Once back to the Leh-Manali highway, I had to choose which way to get to Pakistan. The decision ended up being made for me by some pissed off taxi-driver mobs. I could either go back south the way I came … Continue reading

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Manali to Leh, Part II: Higher passes to heaven & gigantic landscapes

After crossing the Baralacha La, you come down into an open plain with still water, which reflects the surroundings. The landscape begins to take a different

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Manali to Leh, Part I: Crossing rivers and high altitude passes

I’ve wanted to make my way into the Kashmir region of India for a long time, and on a motorcycle has to be the best way to experience it. Deep up in the western Himalaya lies a magical place, a … Continue reading

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Returning home to heal up & back to India to fix up

Home felt so far away while I was in the hospital, but in just twenty-four hours giant metal cans in the sky delivered me. I’ve flown a ridiculous amount of flights in my life, but planes still boggle my mind. … Continue reading

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