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Riding Through the Highlands in a Chairman Mao Cap


A motorcycle represents freedom: the freedom of the open road, the freedom of speed, the freedom to go. Bikers are cowboys reinvented. They aren’t content to go the way of the package tourist. They see things for themselves and they form their own judgments. It’s an attitude as much as a mode of travel. Few people stop to consider the advantages of motorcycle travel in foreign...

Something to Believe In


I believe travel has the power to transform lives. I believe travel literature can build global bridges on a human level, and can inspire individuals to go beyond themselves. I believe travel literature is literature. I believe in the freedom of the individual. I believe that mastery of the body and mind can lead to mastery of life — but you must be prepared to go beyond. I believe that we are...

Ryan Murdock

Author of Vagabond Dreams: Road Wisdom from Central America. Host of Personal Landscapes podcast. Editor-at-Large (Europe) for Canada's Outpost magazine. Columnist at The Shift. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


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