For a motorcyclist, this is the perfect Pacific Northwest road tripFull-time adventurer Tim Burke explores the upper-left corner of the U.S. on two wheels
Words and photos by Tim Burke
Mount Rainier, WA
Meet the author
Almost two years ago, Tim quit his job in the aviation industry. He sold most of his belongings and hit the road in a mission to see the world via motorcycle. Since then, he’s traveled through 53 countries and covered over 75,000 miles. To track his travels in real-time, follow along on his social media channels below.
This article is part of our Up For It series,
where experts in their field curate their ultimate road trips.
If you only had seven days to cram in as much epic motorcycle traveling as possible, where would you start? I did what any reasonable person would do; I didn’t settle for just seven days. I quit my job, sold my things, and left Seattle to travel the entire world by motorcycle.
Eighteen months later, I’ve covered almost 75,000 miles across four continents and 53 countries. I almost hit a camel in Morocco, and gang members shoved guns in my face in Brazil. What a long, strange trip it’s been.
Even with all I’ve been privileged to see in the past year and a half, I still look back on my old stomping grounds with fond memories. The Pacific Northwest (PNW) is a motorcyclist’s playground.
So here it is: The ultimate seven-day journey through the upper-left corner of the United States.
Stop 1: Seattle, Washington
Stop 2: The Cascades
Stop 3: The Olympics
Stop 4: Astoria, Oregon
Stop 5: Oregon Coast
Stop 6: Columbia River Gorge
Stop 7: Mount Rainier
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