South Korea hits over 1000 unique views


Thanks South Korea for supporting our blog…  Background An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. In 1910, Tokyo formally annexed the entire Peninsula. Korea regained its independence following Japan’s surrender to the United States in 1945. After World War II, a […]

21 Roads to Drive Before you Die


SOURCE:  TWISTED SIFTER There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of […]

RADIOMAN a must read


Read about Mark aka RADIOMAN’s adventure and to story behind his quest to travel ADV style.  Amazing devotion to his wife who passed on and a very gentle soul in need to healing. RADIOMAN Ride Report on ADV Rider FORUM Click here

Thailand HITS 1000 unique view – Population: 67,091,089


 Background A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US […]

Welcome Country # 201 to our BLOG! Vanuatu Population: 227,574


 Background Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed […]

World Map – New Countries & Regional Flags


Is you country here?  How about your region?  Stats as of January 20th 2013. 200 countries and 1,078 out of 1,595 regions collected

The World’s Biggest Cave


 Both Cheryl & I get claustrophobic!  Not sure we could even go in here for very long despite how LARGE it is. SOURCE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC In 2009, a team of British cavers investigated a recently uncovered cave in a remote Vietnamese jungle. The Son Doong cave is enormous; can it be larger than the current […]

60 insane cloud formations from around the world [PICs]


When traveling I always find myself taking time to look at the clouds all around us.  This batch of photos intrigues me hence the post.  Enjoy the 60 pics of some of the craziest cloud formations I have ever seen. By Hal Amen On July 25, 2012  Cloud varieties go way beyond the cumulus, stratus, […]

FINLAND hits over 1000 Unique Views – THANKS!


Finland 1,003   Region Unique Visitors 34.1. Southern Finland Province 526 34.2. Western Finland Province 299 34.3. Oulu Province 68 34.4. Eastern Finland Province 54 34.5. Lapland Province 13 Unknown 43

WELCOME Curacao Population: 145,834 – 200th Country to VISIT our BLOG!


 Background Originally settled by Arawak Indians, Curacao was seized by the Dutch in 1634 along with the neighboring island of Bonaire. Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, Curacao was hard hit economically by the abolition of slavery in 1863. Its prosperity (and that of neighboring Aruba) was restored in the early 20th century […]

#199th Country to Visit our BLOG! WELCOME Uzbekistan Population: 28,394,180


 Background Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of “white gold” (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water […]

FIVE OF THE BEST GS ENTHUSIASTS WIN THE RIDE OF THEIR LIVES!


Even though I wish it was one of us going I am really PSYCHED BMW picked at least one grrl for this amazing ride of a lifetime! But, no one from North America?  We know how to ride an adventure 😉 19/12/2012 It has now been decided. Five of the best candidates have won the […]

10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist


1. Wisteria Tunnel Wisteria Tunnel is located at the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan. Flowering trees hang overhead and the different colored rows speckle the garden. Via: jeanniejeannie.com

ISRAEL Hits over 1000 unique visits to our BLOG!


Tel Aviv District 552 11 hours ago 33.2. Central District 159 33.3. Haifa District 70 33.4. Jerusalem District 63 33.5. North District 23 33.6. Southern District 17 Unknown 116