the TravelAdvisor map of where I've been (not just by
motorcycle). Note that the green markers are where I want to go
but haven't been yet.
personal Twitter account
Professional Twitter account
International trips by motorcycle
Trips riding my own motorcycle
| Our motorcycle travel goal each year
is to travel at least 5,000 miles traveling for fun (as opposed to
running errands by motorcycle, trips to the post office or grocery
store - which can often be the MOST challenging). And as of
September 2012, we'd already made that goal! We traveled well over
7,000 miles by year's end.
Here's all we did by motorcycle in 2012:
Lots of day trips in Oregon & Washington state
We tried to ride on any weekend that it was dry and not freezing or not absolutely baking! Don't let anyone ever tell you that the Pacific Northwest isn't a great place to ride a motorcycle year round. We road every month.
Motorcycle Show - we went February 10, 2012
National Forest / Southern Washington State
What makes a great motorcycle rally (& rallies I have attended)
If we had more vacation time, we would take LOTS more trips. But, sadly, the USA has ridiculous, almost Dickens-esque time off policies. Robert Reich says a mandatory three weeks off would be good for both the economy and our mental health - he's so right!
In 2015, we went all the way
up the Cassiar Highway to the Yukon, then back down the Alaska
Highway. In 2014, we
toured large parts of Utah, Nevada & Oregon. In
2013, we didn't go anywhere (sad face). In 2011, it was
National Park (and large parts of Montana, Idaho and Oregon).
In 2010, we took two long trips, one to the
"Lost Coast" of California, and another to Canada
(Alberta and British Columbia, Jasper, Banff & Kootenay
National Parks) and Glacier
My husband, Stefan Dietz, an experienced adventure motorcycle travelers, designs and sells aluminum top boxes and side panniers. They are tough, light-weight, and affordable. They are German-designed and made in the USA! All available in custom sizes.
This small top box is 20 liter (5.3 gallon)
400 x 250 x 200 mm
1.6 mm (1⁄16") thick aluminum
All top boxes and panniers:
Tips for Women: Getting Started as a Motorcycle Rider (just to ride, not necessarily to travel as well)
general information and advice for novice traveling women from the USA
the importance of complaining & complimenting.
my adventures in Europe, Africa, as well as road trips in the USA
links to resources to help women travelers
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Advice on things you should do before you leave on a trip, to ensure you can access information via any computer or your feature phone or smart phone that you might need while traveling
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