Aiken

Consultant in Vermont

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Moto-Foodie is the synthesis of the motorcycle touring adventures I'm best known for with that of my culinary writing. My time is currently spent in Vermont, Quebec, and on the road, but my time in Italy is what first brought these two genre together. The concept of terroir pairs perfectly with that of motorcycle exploration and since the very essence of a land and its people is food I've adopted the motto: Ride to Eat; Eat to Ride. I work with hotels, restaurants, farmers, food producers, and tourism organizations to develop and promote destinations of interest to motorcycle-touring and foodie enthusiasts.

The road is an excellent metaphor for life and my career as a moto-journalist: it unfolds with some aspects fading in the rear-view mirror, yet never knowing what might be waiting just around the approaching corner. I've been a contributing editor to a number of motorcycle magazines; currently write for Rider, Backroads, and Thunder Press; and am the author of three guidebooks, including "Motorcycle Journeys Through Atlantic Canada" and "Motorcycle Journeys Through New England." For three years I was the North American consultant for Tourisme-Charlevoix where I developed motorcycle tourism and culinary FAM tours and previous to that was the "scout master" who developed routes for MAD Maps.

My professional background is that of small business management and product development. In the course of my journey I developed the restoration methods now used by the treasure salvage industry, was instrumental in the adoption of the Vermont State gemstone, had my own program on the fledgling Shop At Home Network, and other experiences that I draw upon for current endeavors.

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