Out and About is Ioana and Christian. We both met in the great city of Liverpool. Our third date involved camping on the lakes, with Christian staring at bikes all day. This first trip made three things clear:

  • We will be moving around, traveling, hiking, and all that jazz. A lot.
  • Christian is really into motorcycles.
  • Because Ioana was interested in date number four, the whole motorcycle can't be that bad.

Turns out that just a few months (ok, one-and-a-half years later) Ioana is getting her license, too. Now, we're well set for adventure.


Ioana

born 32 years ago in Romania

Place you want to see

It's a long list, but I definitely want to see the Hebrides (Scottish Islands), Faroe Islands, more of Iceland, the entire Asian, South American and African continents

Favorite place you've been to

Iceland, Scotland and Spain

Where would you like to retire

In the south of Europe, preferably Spain or Italy

Motorcycle you'd like to have

Honda CB500X with a Rally Raid kit installed and a Suzuki DRsomething for nitty stuff

Favorite piece of equipment

My REV'IT riding suites (Sands and Airwave - they're both brilliant)

Three things you'd take on a lonely island

An axe, seeds and spices

Favorite Drink

Beer, Single Malt Scotch, Red Wine and sometimes it really doesn't matter, as long as there's enough alcohol in it

Favorite Friday Evening Activity

Pizza, Beer and watching Simpsons - alternatively, planing the next trip

Ceebee

born 2 years ago in Japan

Places you want to see

All of them

Favorite place you've been to

Romania

Where would you like to retire

Somewhere dry and warm

Motorcycle you'd like to be

Myself with the Ralley Raid Kit

Favorite piece of equipment

My crash bars

Three things you'd take on a lonely island

Spare fuel, cool motoroil and some tyres

Favorite Drink

Unleaded Super

Favorite Friday Evening Activity

Getting a good wipe down

Christian

born 31 years ago in Germany

Place you want to see

Vietnam, Thailand, generally around South Asia, as well as South America - also there are all the 'stans and a bit of Europe to see

Favorite place you've been to

Spain (Barcelona), Mexico (the road from Puebla to Tulum), Washington State and Lithuania

Where would you like to retire

Somewhere nice and warm, preferably southern Europe (for example Spain)

Motorcycle you'd like to have

Honda Africa Twin, Suzuki DR650, BMW R1200GS, BMW K100R

Favorite piece of equipment

My tent, sleeping bag and GPS

Three things you'd take on a lonely island

An axe, fire stones and my girl

Favorite Drink

Beer (IPA, Wheat Beer, definitely no lager), Scotch (eg Laphroig) or Whiskey (eg Hibiki)

Favorite Friday Evening Activity

Drinks, tinkering with random gadgets, working on the blog or the next trip

Vroomie

born 5 years ago in Japan

Places you want to see

All of them

Favorite place you've been to

Italy

Where would you like to retire

Somewhere dry and warm

Motorcycle you'd like to be

Myself and no other

Favorite piece of equipment

My bash-plate

Three things you'd take on a lonely island

Spare fuel, cool motoroil and some tyres

Favorite Drink

Unleaded Super

Favorite Friday Evening Activity

Out for a ride