"We don't judge a successful day on how many miles we rode, but by the smile on your face." With that motto as their driving force, the expert guides at MotoQuest play a role in each step of the tour planning—from manning the phones during initial queries to scouting out routes that's tailored to each group's comfort level. The multilingual team, who are also trained in First Aid and Professional Comedic Stand-Up, amiably lead groups of no more than 10 bikers all around the world, from Alaska to South Africa to Vietnam.
Riders board a fleet including Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, and Yamaha bikes and either follow guides down roads that veer off typical tourist paths, or pick up a road map and carve out their own epic journeys. They may also opt for hourly or weekly rentals of the motorcycles and scooters. Journeys may take riders across scenic landscapes or through bustling towns that acquaint them with the local culture.
Each passing mile brings the staff at Cristal?s Mobile Carwash & Detailing closer to their destination. When they arrive, they set their repertoire of cleaning products and equipment on the pavement of customers' driveways or parking spots and begin an interior, exterior, or full detail. Each option includes a tier of tidying techniques, including hand washes, hand waxes, interior shampoos, and optional applications of Armor All. In the past, the detailing crew has been entrusted to clean grand prix cars and vehicles for films, commercials, photo shoots, and impromptu drag races at Dead Man's Curve.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, Inc., he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Crystal Auto Spa is a full-service car wash that specializes in interior and exterior detailing services seven days a week. The technicians wash all autos by hand, ensuring every inch receives detailed attention without the risk of scratching. The needs of busy drivers can be satisfied with express washes. For those seeking shine-worthy enhancements, technicians protect paint-jobs with Rainbow Triple Wax and dress tires with Armor All. To imbue autos with deep glows, they wax on polishes designed to shine for a whole year and apply sealer hot waxes to remove an unwanted hood hair. Interiors see equal attention with sudsy carpet shampoos and vacuuming. Crystal Auto Spa's team of car care professionals can also answer any questions about treatments and which package may be right for the client's car.
The chopper-whisperers of Rotor Aviation help make would-be pilots' sky-bound dreams come true. One of the aviation center's most popular services is its training program, whose classes range from casual workshops to pilot-certification prep courses for the most serious students. Experienced pilots can rent out Rotor Aviation's helicopters, which is also helpful for those looking to use an intimidating-looking paperweight during their first few days at the office. The on-staff pilots also use those choppers to take aerial photographs, help dry construction sites, and add glitz to special events such as weddings or marriage proposals.