Autoby Adventures

Autoby Adventures

Life begins at retirement


Over the last few years we have been fortunate enough to be selected to look after people’s houses while they travel. So far we have house-sat in Costa Rica for 2 1/2 months, and had...

Past Rides

Since we started our journeys in 2015, we have crossed two continents - going as far as we could go south (Ushuaia, Argentina) to as far as we could go north (Deadhorse, Alaska). You can read about these adventures on this page. Enjoy!

Off the Beaten Track

One of the joys of  retirement travelling is not having the time constraints of a 9 to 5 job.  That means being able to spend more time poking around in out-of-the-way places and finding some...

Life Begins at Retirement!

Owning a motorcycle shop would seem to be the perfect fit for someone who loves riding motorcycles.  Bill thought so nearly forty years ago. And it was a good choice – except for the riding part!

Every weekend he’d watch his customers head off on some motorcycling adventure, thinking one day it would be his turn. Now, finally the day has come. Bill has closed his shop and the road beckons.

Follow Bill and I as we explore the globe on our Yamaha Super Tenere.

Remember – Life begins at retirement. Join us!


Latest Posts

May 29, 2019 – Fort Wayne to Home
Eats - Breakfast, 7:03 AM Weather: Stormy Temperature: 18C Name: IHOP  Cost: $22.61 Notes: This...
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May 27, 2019 – Ozark to Rend Lake, Illinois
Eats - Breakfast, 8:46AM Weather:Sunny Temperature:23C Notes:  Included in our room cost was a continental...
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Who We Are

My name is Lorraine and my husband’s name is Bill. We are a retired couple who live in a wooden cottage on the beach of a small lake in Ontario, Canada.  We have been married since 1979 and raised two beautiful and talented daughters together.

While our children were young we lived on a small farm where I boarded horses,tended chickens, and grew vegetables in an effort to “live off the earth”.  When the girls entered school full time, I worked as an outdoor educator at a conservation area, teaching school children about the natural world.  When I retired in 2011, I went back to school to learn how to teach English as a second language with the idea that skill might come in useful during our extended travels.

For nearly 40 years Bill owned and operated a motorcycle shop in Ontario, Canada called Machine Racing.  He started this business with the toss of a coin.  When his grandmother died, Bill was given a small inheritance.  While ‘bench-racing’ with some biker friends he said he didn’t know if he should use the money to buy a sidecar rig and go racing or start a motorcycle shop.  Someone suggested flipping a coin and the rest is history.

Forty years is a long time to invest in a small business and Bill had always wanted to do long-distance travel by motorcycle.  We had done some small trips, never more than 3 weeks a year, but both of us looked forward to devoting more time to travel and less to work.

So for us retirement doesn’t mean sitting back in a rocking chair contemplating the falling snow. Nor are we the kind of people who want to head to a condo in Florida.   Instead we are the type who look for adventure and opportunities to learn about new places and cultures.

Come with us as we explore the world!