Jason Francis is a creative thinker, writer & blogger based out of New Rochelle, NY with a business and executive background in Management & Human Resources.
SAMURAI RIDES: BACK ON THE ROADS OF GEORGIA W/ THE MAZDA CX-9 FOR NOMADNESS REUNION WEEKEND
The dog days of summer have arrived and what better way to beat the heat then to get down to the shore and enjoy the ocean breeze. That was the game plan and the destination was Ocean City, MD. For this mini vacation I got to take an early peek into 2017 with Hyundai’s Elantra Eco.
I’ve been fortunate enough to review the 2015 Outlander and the smaller Sport edition of the same year. This time around I went back to see what’s new with this years 2016 Outlander.
#SamuraiRides has brought you some of the best sports cars, sedans, crossovers and compact vehicles available. Well, this time we really changed things up with the 2016 Kia Sedona, a luxurious minivan. I once again linked up with Kia, this time to help me celebrate a massive moment in my life, the shower for my soon to be born son Max.
This is a pleasant surprise indeed. Samurai Rides gets it’s first time behind the wheel of a new Toyota vehicle to finish out the final days of spring. This is a pleasure for me mainly because Toyota is the go to car brand of my parents. The Avalon and the Camry have held my parents down for years now. Even beyond that, the streets of my home town New Rochelle are full of Toyota rides. With all that being said I’ve had no experience with the Rav 4 so it’s still a fresh experience and I’m ready to share it with you.
Snow, ice and frigid temperatures have moved into the rearview mirror for another year and as the days get longer and those layers of clothing are reduced I’m back on the road with the another round of Samurai Rides w/ Mazda! This time the Mazda 3 Grand Touring and I bounced around the Tri State area and it was a blast.
From as long as I can remember watching TV, brands have looked to hook your attention and spark your interest in their products via the cosign of high-profile personalities and main stream celebrities. The celebrity endorsement is a class marketing method that essentially tries to tell you that if it’s good enough for this person then you should want it too and for years this has worked.
MR REFINED LAUNCHES NEW PUBLICATION FOR THE TODAY’S URBAN PROFESSIONALS.
As Samurai Rides continues to share quality autos with you, one of the biggest things I’ve been introduced to is the series of excellent cars that Kia has released. I had a hard time giving back the flagship vehicle K900 last year and this month I was introduced to the 2016 Kia Optima XL Turbo. Kia has another winner on its hands.
Rolling with some more new wheels courtesy of the good people at Mazda. This time around I get to complete the series of Mazda CX SUV's with the 2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring Edition. During the heart of winter the CX-3 shows why it's so well suited for the cold or the pleasant climates.
Nestled along the coast of the Gulf of California (The Sea of Cortez) Loreto is a small town known for its' fishing and aquatic tourists activities like snorkeling and whale watching. In addition to that Loreto is home to Villa Del Palmar, an incredible resort complex tucked between the mountainous coast lines north of the town. Villa Del Palmer offers up a relaxing environment with majestic views over the Sea, Spa services, sun bathing and much more.
NomadnessTravelTribe (@NomadnessTribe) | Twitter
As the nation was preparing for Superbowl Sunday one of the scheduled half time performers decided she needed to shift the narrative a bit going into the 50th anniversary of the Big Game.
One of the highlights of #Samurai Rides from 2015 was the private hands on review day Hyundai arranged to launch the 2016 Tucson. I absolutely loved this ride.
New Rochelle, NY has been home my entire life. 34 years of existence, born, raised and shaped by the middle class suburban upbringing just 30 minutes north of New York City. With that being said, from a very young age I knew that where I’m from went deeper then that.
Just like that 2016 is here and with comes new travels and adventures. I found myself on the streets of Harlem as the ball dropping closing 2015.