Southbound: Chicago to Memphis

Not much to report as traveling via interstate is mind-numbing and brain-dumbing, but when chasing time, it’s the best option. Yet, as I’m fond of noting, it’s always about “the places in between.” So when relegated to the traveling and following the white line tarmac—I make the time to stop, breathe and check in with […]

Travel Shows: Windy City Chicago

For those of you who haven’t followed, I’m currently “on tour” speaking and cooking up delectables at the national Travel & Adventure Shows. The FORKS Tour Van made the trek from San Diego to Chicago and at a stop in Springfield, Missouri, it got hit with a mild battering of snow—hardly the dumping that happened […]

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show. Next Stop: Chicago

This past weekend I attended and took the stage at my first Travel & Adventure Show. The consumer shows, targeted at those of us looking for inspiration or with an insatiable passion and curiosity for travel, new destinations, and connecting with fellow travelers and explorers, have been running in many cities across the United States […]

Travel & Adventure Show: WorldRider, Doc & FORKS—USA Tour ’16

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been working on a winter project that will give me yet another opportunity to share the beautiful people and places all over the world that I chronicled in my book “FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection” to audiences throughout North America. Beginning this weekend, I will be […]

Steamboat Springs Ski Resort Ski Town USA

Ski Colorado: Steamboat Springs—Ski Town USA!

Why has it been so long? I asked myself this over and over again as I carved turns run-after-run down the fresh snow and groomed runs at Steamboat—Ski Town USA in Colorado. I guess the answer is simple: like so many of those things we love to do—our passions—all too often we find excuses not […]

Podcast #24 Carla King, Sidecar Queen, China & More

Happy New Year! Carla King Visits WorldRider Studios And Shares Miss Adventurer Tales, Traveling China, Sidecars & Self Publishing What a pleasure to host and try to entertain the queen of sidecars, the country’s leading expert in self-publishing and an extraordinary adventure motorcyclist–Miss Adventuring, Ms. Carla King. True to form, my own cat, Ms. Dar […]

Roadtrippin’ the USA: Doc & The FORKS Tour Van

While my China travels seem a distant memory, I’m still challenged with a dose of wanderlust due to an inability to sit still for too long. As such, if you’re in the United States during the first quarter of 2016, it’s possible you’ll see me, Doc or the FORKS Tour Van, roadtrippin’ our great country. […]

DOC Is Back From China

I think the video says it all. So, after nearly some 7 months, I am reunited with my bike after it’s roundtrip journey across the great Atlantic to Shanghai and China.  

Shanghai Dreaming?

It’s 4:30—Wake Up… I press the electronic dimmer for the window from my seat on Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner. I’m on flight 25 and the pilot just announced we’d be landing in Shanghai thirty minutes ahead of schedule. As the window magically brightens we descend through the low lying clouds, water beads dot my […]

The Chasing China Challenge

Not long ago China, comfortable hiding behind its wall of isolation, for the most part, closed itself to foreign visitors—and most everything else. In 1949, Mao Zedong, after conquering Chiang Kai-shek in the Chinese Civil War, formed the People’s Republic of China. In the process of socializing the country, foreign investors were kicked out and land owners were […]