May 10, 2018

Photography:  James T. Parks

After the epic Battle of Gettysburg, General Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia cross back over the Potomac River into Virginia. Our tour group also heads south into Maryland and then across the Potomac into Virginia. As others have obser...

April 12, 2018

Photography:  James T. Parks

After a successful Confederate victory at Chancellorsville, VA, General Lee initiates a second invasion of the North. The bulk of his forces proceed north through the Shenandoah Valley into Pennsylvania. Union General Meade, recently elevate...

March 19, 2018

Photography:  James T. Parks

To this day in the 21st century, September 17, 1862 remains the bloodiest single day in American history. After Robert E. Lee’s victory at the Battle of 2nd Manassas, he launched the South’s first invasion of the North, which became known as...

March 7, 2018

Photography:  James T. Parks, Alain Labadie & Jeff Arpin

Perched above the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry, WV has borne witness to American History for hundreds of years. George Washington helped establish the first federal armory at this...

February 7, 2018

In the modern age of cell phones, virtual assistant devices, electric vehicles, drones, robots, digital cameras and countless other 21st century technical wonders, it may be hard to fathom a time in the mid-19th century when the horse was the primary mode of transporta...

February 13, 2015

It’s summer and early morning light pours through my bedroom window. Sleepy eyes are soon wide-open, though, in anticipation of a day of motorcycle touring in Central Europe. Breakfast is buffet style at our hotel. The “you-won’t-leave-here-hungry” spread is a bountifu...

January 16, 2015

In my last three blog entries about my experience on the Five-Country Tour (Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, and Switzerland), I mentioned radical roads, the great accommodations and food, and, of course, the awesome people I met along the way. But I would be remiss...

January 2, 2015

This past summer, I was lucky enough to join Blue Rim Tours on their Five-Country Tour in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, and Switzerland. The Five-Country Tour is their longest running trip, first organized by RoadRUNNER Magazine’s founder Christian Neuhauser....

December 23, 2014

In my last blog entry, I wrote about the radical roads you’ll encounter on Blue Rim Tour’s Five-Country Tour such as Stelvio Pass and Passo Gavio in Italy. Challenging pass roads are a big part of what I consider to be motorcycling heaven, but the people I met while on...

December 16, 2014

What’s your vision of motorcycling heaven? Is it a place of unspoiled natural beauty? Or is it riding an endless progression of curvy roads through breathtaking mountain scenery? Does it involve refueling at the end of the day with delicious cuisine at a one-of-a-kind...

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