Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

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A Girl and Her Thumb

The thumb. A very useful part of the anatomy, especially when you decide to head out into the world, hitchhike and use other modes of transportation. For Jo Magpie, it (both actually) have served her well in her travels – always heading east. She’s once again on the move. Yup, east.

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Tired of I.T!

By the title, you can tell what was Dave Conroy’s previous profession. Tired and suffering ‘burn-out’, he began his transformation into to a round-the-world traveler – on a bicycle. Though he has encountered several difficulties along the route, Dave is still on the road of discovery in more ways than one.

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Wandering Soul

Whether by bicycle, on foot or taking that irresistible road trip, Subbu guides his readers through his native country of India. From lakes to mountains to historical places, he describes the journeys and shares his knowledge of the place he calls home.

Long Way Home

After living in South Africa for the last two years, Rob and Pol have decided to cycle all the way home to Wales, while raising funds for charity.

Why We Travel: Nancy Sathre-Vogel’s Story

What could possess an otherwise perfectly sane family to take off to pedal bicycles 20,000 miles from one end of the earth to the other? I wish I knew…

We were just your ordinary, everyday, American family one day. And the next we were anything but. In May 2008 the four of us were living in a typical American home in Boise, Idaho. The boys attended fourth grade at a local elementary school. I taught Special Ed at a local high school. John was serving as our stay-at-home dad, fixing up the house and doing other assorted chores. In short – life was typical and predictable.

But a month later, the four of us were living a life very few can imagine. We arose every morning in our tent, packed our sleeping bags, strapped all our earthly belongings onto our bicycles, and pedaled away to face the adventures of the day – of which there were plenty!

13 Epic and Slightly Crazy Travel Adventures

Many people dream of going on big adventures; only a few ever do it. For this article, I found 13 individuals, couples and families who had the guts to embark on epic adventures. You may envy them, or you may think they’re crazy. But I guarantee that their stories will inspire you.

Family On Bikes

Since June 2008, the Vogel family (Mom, Dad and ten-year-old twin boys) have been on an epic two and a half year bike trip from Alaska to Argentina.

Amy & Wim

Amy and Wim Meeussen are newlyweds on an epic honeymoon: they’re cycling from Belgium to China. (Interview with Amy and Wim)

Honeymoon Bike Ride, from Europe to Asia: Interview with Wim and Amy Meeussen

A butt-wrenching bike ride from humble Belgium, southeast across Europe and Asia, finally ending up in China… How's that for a romantic honeymoon?

Amy and Wim are an American-Belgian couple who decided to go all out for their honeymoon. Since August 2007, they have been riding their bikes across Europe and Asia. So far, they have cycled some 8,700 kilometres, but there's more to come as they ride the final stretch from Laos to China.

In this interview, which was cross-posted on Travellerspoint, Amy talks about why the inspiration behind their epic bike ride and the experiences they've had on the road.

Bird Year

Birds, birds, birds. And then a few more. Malkolm Boothroyd is a 15-year old bird-lover on a year-long cycling adventure through North America with his parents. (Interview with Malkolm, Ken and Wendy)

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