The Anchor Inn Hotel: From Prohibition to Present

The Anchor Inn Hotel: From Prohibition to Present

My first impression of the Anchor Inn Hotel, if I may reference a catch phrase from a well known eighty’s TV sitcom, is “A place where everybody knows my name.” It’s more of a feeling than a fact. After all, I’m just one of a few thousand faces that have visited...
Weekend Touring – Toronto to Manitoulin Island and Back

Weekend Touring – Toronto to Manitoulin Island and Back

Whoever came up with the idea that a weekend should consist of only two days obviously wasn’t into motorcycle touring. Everybody knows when it comes to touring, three day weekends are where it’s at. A day to get there, a day to explore, and a day to get back. Take...
Hit the Bike Trails in North Bay

Hit the Bike Trails in North Bay

There was a time that if you saw a vehicle with a cargo rack in Northeastern Ontario, chances were strong that you would only see a canoe, kayak or some other kind of watercraft lashed onto it. Nowadays, you are just as likely to see one or more bicycles strapped...
7 Days of Motorcycle Touring Paradise – Part 2

7 Days of Motorcycle Touring Paradise – Part 2

Part two of Stephen’s epic week of touring continues in Cochrane. Miss part one? Check it out here to get caught up on the adventure so far!  We were welcomed into Cochrane by a giant polar bear statue and worked our way to the Best Western Swan Castle Inn. I...
7 Days of Motorcycle Touring Paradise – Part 1

7 Days of Motorcycle Touring Paradise – Part 1

All motorcyclists battle to squeeze out a few extra seconds on their bikes. We wait for Friday like a wolf at the zoo waiting for feeding time. And when that work whistle blows and we’re freed from the shackles of a paycheck, we can’t get our butts in those...
10 Must-See Stops on Your Next Northern Road Trip

10 Must-See Stops on Your Next Northern Road Trip

Ever think about packing up your car and hitting the wide open road for unexpected adventures? That’s exactly what I did when I relocated to Northeastern Ontario. I’ve lived in a handful of places, been to over 30 countries, backpacked my way around the world, but...