Month: March 2018

Suaoki (150Wh) Portable Power Station

Suaoki (150Wh) Portable Power Station

Since receiving the Suaoki (150Wh) Portable Power Station, it has taken care of all of my electronic needs. The Suaoki (150Wh)Suaoki can be charged from an outlet, vehicle cigarette light or by solar panels. I personally charge mine by regular wall outlet and it takes […]

On the road cooking tips and tricks

On the road cooking tips and tricks

When I moved into the van it wasn’t just to travel, it was for a new sort of lifestyle.I wanted to experience all sorts of new things, that I had never tried before.Living on the road definitely presents a host of challenges when it come […]

Orlando

Orlando

When a friends gifts you a night at his time share in Orlando, you go to Orlando! 

I had such a lovely time at the Wyndham Resort in Orlando.
Thanks so much to my lovely friend for his kindness and generosity! 

Ace Cafe

I’ve been a Cafe Racer enthusiast for several years now, and always wanted to visit the Original Ace Cafe in London. The Ace Cafe in Orlando opened in 2017. So happy I finally got to visit, even if its not the original London location.

The cafe racer movement was born in London in the 1950s. The riders of these low profile, lightweight, speed driven machines were typically young daredevilish and rock and roll obsessed. One such group called themselves the Rockers or the Ton Up Boys. During the birth of rock and roll the music was not yet commonly available and the only place the Rockers had access to it was on a jukebox at a cafe. They would sometimes decide on racing route, put a quarter in the jukebox, and jump on their bikes, the goal being to make it back before the song I had ended. Another goal for the Rockers was reaching a speed of 100 miles per hour or as they called it, the ton. Many riders died racing or in the process of trying to reach the ton. In the beginning of it era, Ace Cafe catered mostly to over-the-road truck drivers. The trucker’s would laugh at these motorcycle boys, calling them mere cafe racers. No it started as a derogatory term the rockers embraced it and so began the history of the cafe racer motorcycle.

In 1969 Ace Cafe closed its doors, due to Social and economical changes. Many who had been a part of this movement however, remained enthusiastic to its orgins, and throughout the years there were reunions and motorcycle runs, all from the original Ace Café location.

In 1997 the property was repurchased, and the café reopened for weekends. In 2001 an official grand reopening was had, and Ace Cafe resumed its iconic status. In 2011 a Finland location was opened, in 2015 Switzerland and Beijing. In 2017 Barcelona was opened as well as our very own location here in the state; Ace Café Orlando

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, FL

During the week and a half I spent in Jacksonville, it quickly became one of my favorite van dwelling cities. The small town of Neptune Beach located right on the coast and Adjacent to Jacksonville Beach, is also a place I spent a lot of […]

Not all who wander are lost…

Not all who wander are lost…

They say ‘Not all who wander are lost”But perhaps lost is not such a bad place to be… It is the lost who contain the courage to step off the beaten path.To leave complacency behindTo question, to search. It is the lost who find themselvesIn […]

St. George Island

St. George Island

ST. George Island is located in the middle of the Florida
panhandle. This quaint island is 28 miles long, with the beautiful St. George Island State Park at the far East end.

As you drive in from the mainland, on State Co Road 300, you

begin the views of the lighthouse and the main town area. The town has a dozen
restaurants and two different inns. Most of rest of the island is inhabited by
retirees and private vacation rentals, which creates less crowded beaches and a
laid back feel.

When I visited the island the first place I went was the St.
George Lighthouse. There is non-paid parking adjacent to the lighthouse. The
property also holds an information hut, a park and beach access.

The lighthouse is open Mon- Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 12pm-5pm, and you can take a self-tour for $5/per person.

St. George Island State Park is located at the far East end of the island. The Park has 9 full miles of undeveloped beaches and features swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing and hiking. Camping is also available for $24/ night, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. A day pass fee is $6/ per vehicle.

Destin, FL

Destin, FL

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