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Vans Girls’ Catskills Moto Diaries // Babes Ride Out:  Nina Kaplan 

Look up the word “wanderlust” in the dictionary, and we’re pretty sure you’d come across a photo of moto-babe, Nina Kaplan. Her infectious smile, and adventurous spirit make Nina the ultimate road warrior to add to your travel crew, and time-and-time again she has proven to be one of the most adventurous women we’ve ever met. Just like us, Nina traveled from California to attend Babes Ride Out East Coast, and we were excited to catch up with this ball of positive energy in the humid heat of Catskill, New York. Get to know more about Nina, and learn how motorcycles have changed her life, and the advice she has for girls interested in riding. 

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Solo Summer Road Trip | Babes Ride Out East Coast
5 Places to Stop from New Jersey to Catskills 

Rule # 1 for planning a solo road trip? Know all your stops… and if you plan on roaming around the green fields of New England or anywhere on the East Coast, you’re in for a real treat! 

From eerie roads with a paranormal past to delicious hole-in-the-wall diners, the route from New Jersey to Catskills is full of hidden gems. Jersey native and Babes Ride Out East Coast manager, Kelly McCaughey is one of the raddest girls we’ve met from the event, and for good reason. This dog loving, Sk8-Hi wearing, dirt bike ripper can name off any and all the best secret excursions to stop and enjoy while you’re making the trek down to Catskills. While Kelly was working her magic at BRO EC 2, we were able to pull away this busy-bee to fill us in on the best stops to make for anyone looking to plan a solo road trip on the East Coast.


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Siscowit Reservoir by Homemade

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Solo Summer Road Trip | Babes Ride Out East Coast

After spending about 8 hours on the road alone riding from Boston to Catskills, Brittany was excited to finally make it to home base at Babes Ride Out East Coast, tucked away in Narrowsburg, NY. From hanging with founders, Anya and Ashmore, to taking a quick ride with some friends into Woodstock, here are some scenes from this year’s campsite.

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One tree hill is a fragment of old woodland that lies on a slope just behind my house.
From the top you can see the the whole of London, from under the boughs of an oak that according to legend, queen Elizabeth I rested under on her way to lewisham in 1602.
The ancient woodland is the perfect escape from the city, and during springtime it glows. 🌿🍃

NIGHT IN THE WOODS: PAX EAST 2016!

Hey everyone! We are so, so, so excited to announce that Night In The Woods is going to be at PAX East, courtesy of the nice folks at Indie Megabooth!

For the uninitiated, Night In The Woods is an adventure game with a focus on exploration and story, and a cast of characters you should really get to know. You’ll be doing a lot of running around, jumping from roof to roof, and doing all kinds of stuff with your hometown friends.

Mae is a a 20-something who just dropped out of college and is coming home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs in hopes of recapturing her aimless youth. But things are changing and the friends she left behind are growing up and moving on. The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, and strange things are happening. Come join Mae on a trip through her hometown and into the dark on the other side.

So Night In The Woods is out this fall which makes this one of the last chances to play our game like it’s meant to be played: in a large crowded room with lots of people lined up behind you watching. But that’s a good thing- you’ll have lots of people RIGHT THERE to talk to about it after you’re done playing. Also there’s not a whole lot of others ways to play the game until this fall, so there’s that. Also, did I mention the dev team will be there? And that we’ll have tshirts and other stuff for sale? Seriously this is going to be great.

You will be able to play Night In The Woods at booth #6 inside the Indie Megaboth April 22nd-24th. Come by, explore Possum Springs, say hi, trade hugs and high-fives, generally have a rad time. We look forward to meeting you!

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- Scott, Alec, and Bethany

PS- we’re not bringing our demo from the past couple of years. we are bringing a slice of the actual game.