Tag: travel

9 Ways to Enjoy Cold Weather Travel

by Liz Jansen In my neck of the woods, late season travel invariably means cold weather travel, and it can be just as enjoyable as riding at any other time.  A new annual tradition started in 2009. Friends, more like

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Looping Back to Ontario

by Liz Jansen This week I arrived back in Orangeville, Ontario, after a four-day road trip across much of Canada, from Calgary, Alberta. I’ve settled into temporary quarters in a cozy cabin while I search for somewhere to overwinter and heal.

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7 Challenges of Life on the Road

With two and a half weeks on the road, I’m still getting my road legs under me. Already I’ve met wonderful people, had amazing experiences, and taken new roads through exceptional beauty. Still it’s a period of big adjustment. These

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Black Hills to Medicine Mountain

by Liz Jansen Yesterday marked the end of my visit with author Ed McGaa, (Eagle Man), author of multiple books on Native Spirituality and Earth Wisdom. Introduced to his book Nature’s Way earlier this year, I knew immediately that I

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From Crazy Horse

by Liz Jansen This week my motorcycle has taken me from the wilds of Northwestern Ontario to the Black Hills of South Dakota. What a ride! An old-fashioned country jamboree capped off my visit with friends in Fort Frances. The

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Fort Frances

by Liz Jansen Fort Frances got on my itinerary “on the way” to South America because I wanted to visit friends here, and explore the area further. It’s a small town of 8,000, about 350 kilometers west of Thunder Bay,

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Getting on the Road—The First Week

Moving out of the driveway and getting on the road wasn’t so bad after all. Everything that had to be done was done, things that needed to be stored were packed away, Measha was at her vacation home, and my

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One More Month

by Liz Jansen Exactly one more month to go, until I pull out of my driveway, intending not to return for an indefinite period of time. I’ll be traveling to places unknown, both literally and metaphorically. While there are always last minute

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7 Easy Ways to Keep from Getting Stranded on your Motorcycle

by Liz Jansen As exhilarating and freeing as it is to get out on the open road, there’s one big reality you can’t ignore: your motorcycle. They’re machines whose components wear with time and use. Follow these seven easy steps

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Travel Planning and the Road to Here

Earlier this year, I wrote about 5 big ticket travel planning considerations for my upcoming trip to South America. With two months until departure date, lots has already fallen into place, often in ways I wouldn’t have expected.  Here’s how things

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