Mallory Paige Hopes

And Yet, I Hope

Exiting the giant box of all things home improvement, I squinted against the bright midday sun, quickly dug to the bottom of my purse for some much needed sunglasses. Crossing the hot parking lot, I looked up. Watched from afar as a young woman approached a man. As he walked …

Author Mallory Paige Feature in Alaska Magazine May 2017

Operation Moto Dog Featured in Alaska Magazine

“Head on a swivel, I tried to take it all in. Clear blue water tumbling over rocks, winding through emerald green underbrush, cutting a path across the massive valley floor. The hills and mountains piling up, creating a domino mosaic of rugged land. Snapping pictures at first, I eventually gave …

Steph & Mallory Get Coffee | Bird Mask Photography for the Win

Death of a Wildcat & Endless Goodluck

Hanging up the phone. She sighed, looked at me, Wildcat is dead. Steph’s old VW was fun. And unreliable. And now here it was leaving her stranded in Oregon, when she needed get some 500 miles north back home to her kiddo and yoga studio by the very next day. …

Mallory Paige & Matt Get Married

Love is an Art

Following the forested path, leaping over the trickling creek, I think about how we got here. Back to that first meeting years ago. To the night Baylor the Dog uncharacteristically pulled me into an unknown group, sensing something I didn’t yet know. Walking onto the sandy shore, I smile, remembering. …

Mallory Paige | Boating in Alaska

The Limitation List

I used to have a long list of all the things I could not do. A mental document outlining self-imposed limitations. I couldn’t travel alone. Too lonely. I couldn’t fix things. Too hard. I couldn’t go out to eat solo. Too awkward. I couldn’t camp by myself. Too scary. I …

Mallory Paige Van Life

You Can Have It All. Just Not All at Once.

We like to think in cumulative terms. Imagining all that we’ll do in the future without ever considering all we’ll need to give up in order to get there. I’ve traveled to foreign lands, lived in a van, settled in a tiny home on wheels, criss-crossed North America, piled up …

Mallory Paige gets Chickens

Circling Round

I thought life was supposed to be direct. Had been taught the path should be linear and efficient. But that didn’t match my experience or interests. I wanted to dabble. To experience more. To have the ability to dive deep into a subject, absorb as much as possible and then …

Operation Moto Dog's Favorite Gear for the Sidecar Dog

Favorite Gear for a Motorcycle Sidecar Dog

After spending more than 400 days motorcycling across North America with my awesome dog Baylor (read more about that here), I’m often asked for advice on gear for your furry sidekick. Below you’ll find 9 of our favorites. Hope this helps! 1. Ruffwear Load Up Harness – Meant as a …

Mallory Paige & Baylor the Motorcycle Dog

Building a Sidecar FAQ

Please Note – I am not an expert. For from it, in fact. Prior to building my rig and riding across the continent I had never driven a motorcycle, had little experience camping and no mechanical know-how. What I provide here is information about what I did. I hope it …