Home Is Where You Carry It

August 26th, 2015 by Danell Lynn

Adventure travel and adventure motorcycle travel , in particular, has always enjoyed the ability and luxury of the home taken with you. No matter how many borders or state lines you may cross, at night when you open your door – home is there.

Whether it is 2017 or 1916, the pull of the open road has long been guiding riders, as has the pull to experience the outdoors. It is fitting that they come together. Waking up to the sounds of nature, the chatter of the crickets, moonlight reflecting off your motorcycle…this is the life.  Getting back to nature is part of open road travel, but taking it one step closer and sleeping outdoors creates a connection to the world unlike any other.

We have all seen it- the motorcycle that is pulling a teardrop trailer, or the bundled bags filled with tents bunged to the bike , even those long haulers that only carry one bag (these typically have a roof at the end of the night). But no matter which way one chooses to take on the open road whether it is in tents, hotels, hostels, friends or family homes-the options are almost endless.

For some this is hammock life, others poles and canvas do the trick, some prefer the lockable doors and flush-able toilets, and others just throw a blanket on the ground and call it a day.  Every one of these is the perfect option as long as it is the one that brings you the most joy to accompany your days filled with travel.

If camping is your pull, try out wild camping down mildly traveled dirt roads, or stick to the popular paved roads within national parks. This way you will enjoy the end of great day rides filled with fellow bikers. (When established campgrounds get full, this is the most fun part for the motorcycle traveler – as we all end up meeting and sharing a site filled with a variety of gear and horsepower!)

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter and is about as ample at one season as at another.  It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Written by Danell Lynn, Guinness World Record Rider: www.DanellLynn.com , @DanellLynn
Photo credits: Danell Lynn, (tents featured LoneRider www.lonerider-motorcycle.com )

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