Hotels and lodging

During a convo with a source last week the term "sharing economy" came up. Although sharing economy is a fairly new term (and the meaning seems to be changing), bartering goods and services is not. Enter couch surfing as a way to barter for lodging when you travel. The concept,... Read more →


We hunched over the bar at Portal Brewing Co. as Mike looked around for a pen. “I can show you a more scenic route -- it’s really beautiful!” he said, fumbling around underneath the bar for a pen and a paper napkin. I nodded tentatively -- strange routes make me... Read more →


After our stay in Ashland (see last week's post, Southern Oregon Grand Tour: Ashland), we and our bikes made our way up I-5 to Medford. Bob won a drawing for a couple of nights stay at the Inn at the Commons, along with a couple of meals at restaurants there... Read more →


Last October Cycle California! Magazine took to the open road to explore the bicycle wonderland that is north of the border: Oregon. One of us won a drawing for a couple nights stay in Medford, Oregon, along with some freebies like a couple of meals. Since we were planning to... Read more →


While in Monterey for the Sea Otter Classic, we took some time to walk the grounds of the Asilomar Conference Center outside Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. Asilomar houses a cluster of historic buildings designed by the prolific California architect Julia Morgan. It’s a perfect spot to go and... Read more →


Looking for a great getaway? Midweek or on a weekend, Carmel-by-the-Sea offers a wide range of places to explore. This is why I enjoy visiting, again and again. It’s about the riding Roadies have it easy. You can start a wide variety of rides from wherever you’re staying. Heading out... Read more →