Welcome to BackroadTraveler.net. My name is Craig Gephart. I am a husband, father, computer technician, musician, photographer, motorcyclist, and TRAVELER! If you find yourself dreaming of traveling the backroads, seeing photographs of interesting places, eating good food, staying in old-fashioned motels, and finding interesting places to visit, this is the place for you!
Here you will find my personal reviews of destinations, places to eat, places to stay, products I have used, and more! Although I don’t publish updates to this site with any sort of regularity (I still have a non-related full-time job), I am intentionally striving to grow this site into a resource that can be useful to travelers and helpful to those involved in the tourism trade (mom & pop establishments, click here!).
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Keep the shiny side up!
- 29 April 2016: Digging Deeper with Furkot
I began organizing my upcoming trip on Furkot.com. You may have read about it in my last Product Review, “Dynamic Trip Planning Duo”, I’m really enjoying Furkot and all the trip planning feat... read more
- 21 April 2016: The Dynamic Trip-planning Duo
I regularly look for ways to plan more interesting trips. Recently I stumbled across a wonderful website called America’s Scenic Byways (http://scenicbyways.info). The website allows you to view hundreds&nbs... read more
- 3 October 2015: My “official” motorcycle travel camera!
I have read about and tried a variety of different “tools” for making the most out of my motorcycle travels. But the tool I use most often is my iPhone 6. It has become my on the road travel plan... read more
- 19 June 2015: 2 Weeks on a Motorcycle (NV, AZ, CO, WY, SD, MT, ID, UT)
I joined my parents to revisit some of the special places they visited on a motorcycle after they retired. Dad is now 77 and Mom is 75. Both have travelled across the USA several times on their Honda Goldwing trik... read more
- 4 May 2015: Getting ready for the BIGGEST trip yet!
If you’ve looked around BackroadTraveler.net you’ve probably found that one of my goals is to document motorcycle trips that I take — the longer, the better! On the first trip that I took with my 14 year old... read more
May the sun rise in front of me, the rain fall behind me, and the wind follow me.
May the Angels guard my travels for they know what is ahead of me.
Keep me safe through rolling hills and swirling turns.
Let the eagle guide me to the mountain tops.
Let the moon’s light guide me through the night.
Lord, thank you for letting me be a biker.