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Ask and Ye Shall Receive a Very Long Answer: Tarquinia, Italy

Today was our first official day on the bikes! Hooray! First though, we had to get out of Rome. We had been warned that taking a train with your bikes was as confusing a thing as anyone had ever attempted, so after breakfast, Stephen went over to Termini to see what he could find out. […]

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The Hand of the Hand of God: Meeting the Pope in Rome

This morning was rainy and dreary so we stayed inside, ate a leisurely breakfast and then sat in the lounge, writing, editing pictures, and planning our next move. I was happily working away until suddenly I realized we were sitting in a basement looking at my computer when I should be outside, experiencing Rome. Before […]

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Gelato Sign

Ciao Ciao Jet Lag Jet Lag

The best way to combat jet lag is melatonin pills. However, I don’t have any. I do however have jet lag, a lost bike, many touristy sights to see, and a yoga class to teach tonight. (Here are 8 other totally do-able ways to kick jet lag‘s nastiness →) Key phrase of the day: Una doppio […]

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Spaghetti

The Indignities of Air Travel

We’ve been observing today that air travel is a distinctly rotten way to start a trip. There’s the mind-numbing sterility of airports (though we must say Heathrow has really pulled up her socks since last time we were there). There’s the indignity of being folded into a space just slightly shorter than your femur bones […]

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Feelings. Nothing more than feelings…

We are currently waiting to board our flight from Los Angeles to Roma, via London (only for an hour, at Heathrow). Our house sale is finalised (two hours ago), we are moved out, and as of this evening a new family lives and loves there. Our bikes have been (hopefully) loaded onto the plane, and […]

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Should I Eat This? The Flowchart

So you resolved to eat better this year? Or maybe you’re just confused about food. Here’s the ultimate flowchart to make your eating decisions easy. [hr] Should I Eat This? The Complete Series Find out more about where food comes from and how it affects your health and the health of the planet. Should I […]

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Jane Riding the Mesa

In Which Things Go Well

In preparation for our big cycling trip next year, we decided we should get out on a few more-or-less fully loaded trips before we go. Our first trip was to be a gentle 3-day excursion: Day 1: Poway to San Elijo State Beach (21 miles) Day 2: San Elijo State Beach to Chula Vista (35.8 […]

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Tent at KOA

Margaritas Are the Cure for All Hills

In preparation for our big cycling trip next year, we decided we should get out on a few more-or-less fully loaded trips before we go. Our first trip was to be a gentle 3-day excursion: Day 1: Poway to San Elijo State Beach (21 miles) Day 2: San Elijo State Beach to Chula Vista (35.8 […]

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If the Plan’s Not Working

In preparation for our big cycling trip next year, we decided we should get out on a few more-or-less fully loaded trips before we go. Our first trip was to be a gentle 3-day excursion: Day 1: Poway to San Elijo State Beach (21 miles) Day 2: San Elijo State Beach to Chula Vista (35.8 […]

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Bike On Path

Of Mud and Mountain Lions

In preparation for our big cycling trip next year, we decided we should get out on a few more-or-less fully loaded trips before we go. For our first trip, we planned a gentle 3-day excursion: Day 1: Poway to San Elijo State Beach (21 miles) Day 2: San Elijo State Beach to Chula Vista (35.8 […]

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