All posts by Aileen

About Aileen

After my little world changed unexpectedly about 8 months ago, I found myself in an incredibly challenging and painful situation. Life forced me to change gear. It encouraged me to start thinking about the meaning of existence again. Even though I have always been chasing my dreams I’ve maintained my childlike sense of wonder and curiosity. I kept myself so busy in an everyday routine that I didn’t take time for pit stops; to look at the map and the road I was on…

Life kicked me out of the saddle and after a time of grieving and alteration of myself, I am getting myself back on it – well, I should say “back on the road”.

I invite you to follow me…


Balkan Diaries Film

5,000 kilometres solo across the Balkans! Italy – Slovenia – Croatia – Bosnia & Herzegovina – Montenegro – Albania – Macedonia – Bulgaria – Romania With saddlebags full of dreams strapped onto a little Scrambler Ducati Sixty2, I explored foreign cultures in South-East Europe. The adventure was captured with my phone camera only and I emphasised the images… Read More







Bears & Bikes

Besides riding new bikes with an engine size that excites me big time; meeting Chris Morgan, known as the “The Bear Guy”, has been one of the most touching and wonderful experiences in the last couple of months. Thanks to an invitation from BMW Motorrad I had the possibility to interview this inspiring soul and… Read More


Announcement

I am incredibly flattered and honoured to have become one of 100 Jupiter’s Travellers of the Ted Simon Foundation. The Ted Simon Foundation encourages those who adventure into the world to go the extra mile and transform their experiences into something of value for the world to share. In October 1973, at the age of… Read More


Surrender

“Burn to shine. Diamonds start as coal. The light is darkest just before the dawn.  They’re common inspirational quotes used over and over the world over to remind us, that pushing through our hardest moments will make us better, beautiful and visible to more people. For Aileen, The Moto Quest is the conduit that got her through… Read More