Field Test: Aether’s New Riding Apparel

From autobahns in Germany to highways in California, we put the brand's gear to the test

Although style is subjective and typically way down on the list of priorities when it comes to motorcycle apparel, it’s still something riders take into consideration. In recent years, being forced into a decision between style and safety has become less common, courtesy of brands like Aether Apparel. What started as a high-end sportswear brand offering only six jackets has grown into a fully fledged …

Archaeology, Camels and Cars: From The Dead Sea to Petra

We ride with archaeologist Sarah Parcak and Infiniti to the ancient city in Jordan

It’s early morning in Jordan’s Wadi Rum and we’re loading our gear into the fleet of Infiniti QX80s, backed by only the sounds coming from doors opening and closing shut, and feet shuffling silently in the red sand. Despite the bright LED lights of our fleet SUVs, an observatory’s worth of glowing stars remain visible above, shining down in the pre-dawn desert. As I sit …

Road Trip: California Wine Country

Barrel blending at a boutique winery, revamped luxury hotels and California delectables

Flanked by mountain ranges, Napa Valley is protected from the Pacific’s chilly marine influences and sweltering heat of the Central Valley, serendipitously forming a cradle that today nests 16 unique American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Exploring this world-famous corridor by car reveals more than a wealth of esteemed wineries, there are also historic landmarks, farm-to-table eateries, and a thriving luxury hotel scene. Starting in Healdsburg, then …