Seeing the world by motorcycle gives you a completely different perspective on travel. With no physical barrier between you and the world around you, there’s a sense of absolute freedom, and an intimate connection with the landscape that only motorcycle touring can achieve.
The first time I took off on a two-week adventure ride through Northern Thailand (my first long-distance ride anywhere in the world), I carried two travel guides with me.
Naturally, I lugged around that brick-in-a-backpack, the Lonely Planet, religiously. But my real bible turned out to be tiny enough to slip into a motorcycle jacket pocket.