Category: updates

Where’s Steph: COVID Update

Strange days are here. I’m not here to repeat the news, but in light of the global pandemic I’m postponing my overland riding plans this spring. For a while, I desperately held onto hope that the outbreak would even out in time for my return flight to Europe, but...

Where’s Steph in 2020, the Year of the Rat(bike?)

Whoops, we’re already most of the way through January 2020 and I haven’t made official announcements for riding and travel?! I wish this post was more substantial, but winter threw some hard curveballs and I’m still getting my wheels back under me. Continued travel does favor a degree of...

Steph Y. on That Scooter Thing!

I’m a little behind on updating, but back at Whiskey Dick in Pennsylvania I met Lee Lux of the podcast That Scooter Thing! We must have both been drunk because he invited me in for an interview. You can hear me prattling on for about an hour below. It...

Thailand Motorcycle Episodes with Anita. Jan 8 – Feb 4, 2019.

While I’m making plans for Serenity’s next adventures, Anita edited together a couple of videos of our rides together in northern Thailand! I generally reserve the blog for Vespa travels, but since Serenity was hibernating in Boston over the winter here’s a peek at what I got up to...

5 Year Road Anniversary

Significant dates in one’s life are often dictated by tradition, taking such forms as birthdays, weddings, graduations, and holidays. My special date is less conventional – and frankly I’m terrible at remembering dates at all – but when it creeps up on me I’ll always do a little something...

Where’s Steph: Winter 2018-19

Here’s my itinerary for winter 2018-19. Old Blue won’t be with me this winter, but here’s to some adventures on foot, or on borrowed/rented wheels! As always, most updated photos will appear on my Instagram, and please say hi if you find yourself in the same part of the...

It’s Been Quiet Around Here, But Change Is In The Air

Hello. Radio silence has almost become the new norm here, but I haven’t come to a rest. I have new travel stories, on Vespas even. Here are two bits of news, while those stories take their final form. Flickr has announced changes to their free service, with a 1000 photo...

Serenity Revived! Summer Plans 2018

I know this is jumping around a bit in the overall narrative, but I wanted to get my summer riding schedule posted for anyone who might want to say, “Hi!” Suffice to say, Serenity’s engine swap was successful, she’s all in one piece again, and running great! A huge...

Scooter Holiday Cards are back!

Whether you missed them last year or simply want to grab another round, I’ve opened up my holiday card sales again. Check it out – markdowns apply, while supplies last! I promise, I’m working on catch-up posts for Alaska too....

Serenity Launches Again Tomorrow

Tomorrow is launch day. In light of my irrational panic, here’s a moment of reflection. The day I installed the Fehlings was quite slow, so once the pannier bars were installed I did something unheard of. I wiped my bike down with the attention I wiped down all the...