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We’re Stephen and Jane. During the past 10 years, we have cycled the back roads of Europe and Asia, travelled independently in the Middle East, and lived in cities around the world. About us →

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About The Trans Canada Trail

Today was the deadline for applications for the Woods Dream Job, and of course Stephen and I applied ages ago, but I can’t stop thinking about it. Ever since we applied, every time I try to plan something, my thought process goes something like this: “We should visit Haida Gwaii this summer. It would be […]

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How To Ease Into Adventure Travel

“I don’t think adventure travel is for me. I like reading about other people’s adventures, but at my age/weight/level of health/number of kids it’s just never going to happen. I doubt I’d even like it, and besides, I couldn’t go that long without blow-drying my hair.” Are you slowly nodding your head in agreement right […]

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11 Travel Mistakes We Made and How to Avoid Them

Is there any such thing as a “mistake” when you’re travelling? Or is every bump in the road just another lesson to learn, another opportunity for adventure? If there are mistakes, we have made most of them. These are the top 11 mistakes we made on our 2-year cycle trip – with tips on how […]

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Bicycle Touring in Vietnam →

Wondrous Ha Long, Bustling Ha Noi, and Isolated Annamites

Bicycle Touring In Croatia →

Adriatic Islands, Historic Cities, and Inland Lakes

Laos By Bike And Boat →

Mountain Villages, Sophisticated Cities, and The Iconic Mekong

Bicycle Touring In Slovenia →

Meandering Rivers, Idyllic Plains, and Hot Springs

Bicycle Touring In Cambodia →

Eco-Tourism, Isolated Islands, and Astonishing Angkor

Bicycle Touring In Italy →

Hill Towns, Heavenly Food, and Adriatic Beaches

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