BY ELISA WIRKALA On a fortuitous night at a Seattle motorcycle event in 2012, my perception of riding took a sudden, life-altering shift.
In the second part of this two-part Travel Psychology podcast series, author of Ubuntu and world traveler Heather Ellis talks with Jacqui Kennedy of Postie Notes and Women ADV Riders Contributing Editor Elisa Wirkala as they discuss travel psychology and life on the road: When things take a
BY: ANNA KOPP It wasn’t supposed to become a passion, that was kind of a welcomed side effect.
BY ELISA WIRKALA The road ahead spanned more miles than I was ready to count. Very few looked a RTW adventure ride like this in the eye without at least a little bit of anxiety tucked away somewhere, and though I’d already covered half the
BY KILEY SHIELDS At the beginning of this year I didn’t know how to ride a motorcycle. Now, I’m back home after embarking on an 8,000 mile Africa adventure that had me and a friend traveling by motorcycle from northern Ghana to northern Europe—Bristol, to
BY ÅSA ÖHQVIST Intro by Elisa Wirkala After 6 months riding through a dozen countries, I felt weak and exhausted. I knew the muscles I’d once earned from long-distance trekking and climbing were slowly deteriorating, to be replaced with shoulder and neck pain from battling the
I love nothing more than a few stolen moments from a busy day to read about the latest leg of a RTW journey or cross-continental expedition.
BY EGLE GERULAITYTE While Elspeth Beard was definitely a rock star motorcycling around the world in the 80’s, are we still heroines just because we ride? Can we finally skip ‘the female factor’ and just concentrate on exploring the world on two wheels? Is the