3 Step Hideaway – Getting away from it all

3 Step Hideaway – Getting away from it all

3 Step Hideaway Let’s get this right out there – 3 Step Hideaway is a dude ranch for motorcyclists! Last summer, after having ridden the beautiful Valley of the Gods and the Moki Dugway in south Utah, I was on my way to the 3 Step Hideaway. Originally having heard about it from some moto friends, the 3 Step Hideaway is one of the moto-friendly business profiles you’ll find on MotoStays.  Since I was passing through the area on my way back to Seattle, it was a no brainer that I stop in and check it out.  Homesteaded in the 1800’s this property is nestled in rolling hills and valleys of eastern Utah with stunning views as far as the eyes can see and the Colorado Rockies looming in the distance. A destination in its own right, 3 Step Hideaway is conveniently located just over an hour SE of Moab between Moab and Cortez CO.  Backroads with no traffic and with about a .5 mile gravel road makes getting their interesting and pleasant ride (watch out for the deer). It was like riding into a western movie, and I couldn’t help but feel like Clint Eastwood, parking my iron horse out front and dismounting.  Really, it is that cool. As luck would have it, my timing was perfect – I arrived just as a dinner of big fat grilled steaks and corn on the cob were being served up along with a warm greeting by owners Scott & Julie making me feel welcome and right at home.  I washed it all down with cold, regional beers that is served...
Woman Sleeping Alone – Guest Blog

Woman Sleeping Alone – Guest Blog

I have had the pleasure to know Rashmi Tambe of Global Women Who Ride fame for some time virtually.  Finally we had a chance to meet face to face.  Her site has so many compelling stories – you really should check it out if you have not.  Her reviews in the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) and such are always informative and good fun too.  You can learn more about Rashmi here: http://www.globalwomenwhoride.com/the-author/  As a true road warrior she is out traveling again – last I heard in Bombay/Mumbai India.  Travel well!! Rashmi’s post: A few weeks ago I had coffee with my friend Tad who has recently started MotoStays, a homesharing service for motorcyclists. We talked a little bit about what measures the site could take to make the idea of staying with strangers more safe for women motorcyclists on the road and he requested that I wrote more about my experiences with traveling alone. I agreed to think it over and put my own experiences down in words. This article is what came of it. Paraphrase for homesharing part only here:  (Read the full post here. ) HOME SHARING NETWORKS Which brings me to the final form of accommodation, namely other people’s homes. Strange people’s homes, to be precise. If I had been writing this ten years ago, this would have been a no-no. However, in the era of Couchsurfing and Air BnB, those barriers have long been shattered. While people renting out rooms in their homes to travelers is nothing new, it’s only recently that these have become so easily discoverable. The best experiences I’ve had have been on Couchsurfing, not on Air BnB,...