How much time do you need to cycle New Zealand? Seriously, a lifetime isn’t enough time to see everything. But this is what we managed to squeeze in in our 6 weeks! Our Six Week New Zealand Route We planned out a very rough schedule and route before we started […]
Our 6 week New Zealand Cycling Route – Initial Plan
It’s happening… We are finally doing it. Our flight out to Auckland from Toronto is tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited. It has been a bucket list item for a few years now and we are finally checking it off our list. What am I talking about? Six weeks […]
Revisiting: Cycling Across Canada – “Kamloops to Salmon Arm” Post #7 FRIDAY, 22 JUNE 2012
Foreword: I’m just gonna transcribe for John for this one: John: “I should have gone to the movie. Biggest regret of the trip” Me: “Why John, WHY!?” John: “Listening to Herman talk for another two hours. That’s what it was. Not actual conversation, just listening to him talk. He talked […]
Revisiting: Cycling Across Canada – “Hope to Merritt/Happiness to Frustration” Post #5 WEDESDAY, 20 JUNE 2012
Foreword: Looking back, this was probably the toughest day of cycling for the trip – partially because it was one of our first days. The distance was around 120km through some of the steepest roads in Canada. During the winter months, the Coquihalla Highway is one the most hazardous and […]
Revisiting: Cycling Across Canada – “**** Burnaby” Post #2 SUNDAY, 17 JUNE 2012
Foreword: This was the first true update on the actual cycling component of our trip. The pictures are awful. Oh god, I described a beer as “foresty”? What does that even mean? Did I mean piney? I think this is going to be more a reflection on my writing than […]
Revisiting: Cycling Across Canada – Introduction & Post #1 SUNDAY, 17 JUNE 2012
One of the greatest highlights of my life so far was when I cycled across Canada in the summer of 2012. I did this with a dear friend, and blogged about it almost every day. It was a very formative experience. I thought I’d try reposting them here with a […]
Why I Cycle – Why Your Next Trip Should Be A Cycling Trip
Planning a cycling trip? Learn why I chose to bike across Canada and the UK and discover some of the benefits associated with touring a country by bike.
Eat and Fall in Love in Hoi An, Vietnam
This charming little town is that obligatory mid stop on your journey across Vietnam. It’s a romantic place to take it easy and try all the local foods.
2 days in Phnom Penh by bicycle
After traveling through Thailand much along the beaten path, we had a longing to stray off and find places less travelled. What better way to wander freely through Phnom Penh than to hop back on to bicycles, how we comfortably explore our own city.
11 Essential Bike Gear Items for Any Cycling Tour
Now having cycled across two countries, Matti has become quite an avid cycling tourist. Having passed down his wisdom to me and my first tour (his second), here is our list of must-have bike equipment that will be worth the extra weight.