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Tom Lais Bicycle Tour Logan Pass

Tom’s Bicycle Tour of Africa

Home is where the bicycle is. Editor’s Note: I’ve met few men who love bicycling as much as Tom. That’s actually an understatement. Tom just thinks and sees the world like a bicyclist. “What if everyone commuted to work on a bicycle…?” “What if they made a bike path here…?” Or, “What if…?” He loves… Continue Reading


Cycling Europe. Courtesy of Memory Catcher

4 Europe Cycling Tours You’ll Enjoy

A healthy and relaxing adventure. By Nikki Jones Location: Europe If you’re looking for an active and healthy, but also exhilarating holiday, setting out to a cycling tour is the best choice. While passionate cyclers wouldn’t think twice about hitting the road, those who prefer recreational cycling should also pack their bags and enjoy a… Continue Reading


San Jose, Puerto Rico Hotel

Living like a local to improve your Spanish

Travel Tips for Full Immersion Language Learning Editor’s Note: Adventure and exploration can mean many things like learning a new language; and, learning the basics of a new language is an essential tool for any world traveler. I can testify that the best way to learn a language is the full immersion method. But it… Continue Reading


Rachel Hugens and Patrick on the equator in Africa. Before and After. 1994 to 2015.

Dreaming of Doing the Absurd

And 3 strategies to achieve the impossible Editor’s Note: I’ve been following Rachel’s adventures for awhile, and I can say I’ve been jealous and inspired more than once, especially with her recent bike ride across Mongolia. We’re honored to have her as a guest, and she reminds us that despite the obstacles that “the important… Continue Reading


Map of the 159 best bicycle touring destinations in the world

159 bicycle touring destinations you must see

Editor’s Note: Here’s another great infographic with over 50 original drawings of cyclists. And, I’m one of them. And—Yes!—it looks like me. Scroll down and try to find my favorite 3 places to cycle tour in the world. All the other bicycle tourists contributed a lot of great suggestions that I’ll have to add to my bucket list of places to cycle. (I need a bigger bucket.) Thanks again to Mads for all the hard work that goes into collecting this information and making it look pretty. If you like this, see Mads’ other that shows 121 examples of trips that other bicyclists took.


Colin Angus R2AK Day 10

Race to Alaska

Colin finally got out of the Grenville Channel. Yesterday he had 20 knot winds against him so he had to pull into an anchorage early and this morning the current and winds were still against him. Finally, when the current slackened in the late morning he left his shelter and continued rowing north through the channel.

It’s been another soggy slog of a day and he rowed for the entire day except for half an hour when the wind puffed. All day, he’s had light head winds and weather that alternates between drizzle and downpour. He described as monsoon rains but without the warmth.

Colin passed the mouth of the Skeena River without any issue, voyaged along the west side of Kennedy Island and crossed over to Porcher Island, where he is now anchored. He’s about 180 km from Ketchikan and he’d like to reach the end within 2 days. If not, he’ll run out of food and have to start fishing.


Brian the Vancouver bicycle angle

Angels on every corner

Editor’s Note: This is an amazing story of faith, trust, intuition and a bicycle angle all framed in the adventure of losing a bicycle and having it miraculously returned.

My bike got nicked while I was running the door for PattiPow’s choir concert, at the Korean Hall at Hastings & Clark. The ol’ slippery pole trick got me. I locked my bike to a sign post with not-one-but-two heavy-duty U-locks, and even gave the pole a firm tug to ensure that it was solid before I walked away. The thief simply pulled out the bolt at the bottom of the post and slid it out. Bike vanished, U-locks and all.


Andrej Berlec and his Solar-Powered Bicycle.

Solar-Powered Bicycle

Editor’s Note: After suffering knee pains, Andrej Berlec invented his own solar bicycle. Now he can ride up to 250 km per day. He doesn’t have a lot of money left after building his prototype so he hopes to launch a Kickstarter Project to fund mass production. By Andrej Berlec Location: Slovenia Invention of a… Continue Reading


Explore Venice the City of Water

The Digital Nomad Part 2 By Jacob Laukaitis I’m Jacob Laukaitis, a 21–year-old digital nomad who’s already been to more than 35 countries in the last almost 3 years. I enjoy making travel videos and sharing them with the world. Here’s my newest one from my trip to Venice. Before coming to Venice, I’ve heard… Continue Reading


Nicolai Bangsgaard Kick Scooter Adventure

Caribbean kick scooter adventure

Editor’s Note: If you think riding a bicycle around the world is crazy, try kick pushing a scooter. The locals think it’s crazy too. Don’t miss this inspirational documentary by Danish anthropologist and adventure Nicolai Bangsgaard. By Nicolai Bangsgaard. Location: Carribean Don’t call it a holiday As far as I remember, I never had a… Continue Reading


Rob Lilwall

Tandem bicycle ride across America

Editor’s Note: I want to try this. And your guaranteed not to lose your partner.   By Christin Lilwall Location: United States A Chinese girl and a British guy ride a tandem bicycle from coast to coast After 5 months in America, riding from LA to New York, I wondered whether the experience had changed… Continue Reading


Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Route

Editor’s Note: Our guest argonaut cycled the Shimanami Kaido Route, which stretches for 160 kilometers across 6 islands in Japan. He used a GoPro Hero 4 with a head mount and a tripod to film his adventure. It makes we want to do it too. Jacob also has a lot of other fun adventures in… Continue Reading


Bicycle Touring Infographic

121 Bicycle touring experts share the details of their trip. I’m honored to be one of them. You can see below that bicycle touring is sport that almost anyone can do.


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