Our Latest Blog Posts

Get inspired ideas & practical advice for your next mindful journey

Korcula Island End to End

Croatia is a paradise so far. We’ve had perfect weather, smooth roads, outstanding fresh-baked breads, and good company. This morning we woke, a little exhausted truth be told, since Stephen had a weird pillow (it was like 7 inches thick on one side) and had tossed and turned all night. Combining that with my cough […]

Read more

Ferries, Errands, and Islands

“Nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the heart…” I guess I can think of worse things than being woken up by 80s pop hits at 6am on a ferry that has left a lot to be desired in terms of home comforts, but it seemed like a major trial this morning. By 7:30 […]

Read more

Fall Down, Get Up, Keep Going

Today started with a slightly monotonous ride along a very straight, very flat, seaside road. We passed hotel after hotel, cabana after cabana, and beachside cafe after beachside cafe, all being painted, renovated, and generally cleaned up by their various owners in anticipation of “the season”. It felt very seasonal out, with the thermometer reaching […]

Read more

A Whole Country Crossed

We left our hilltop retreat this morning and headed down. And down. It was some of the easiest and most pleasant riding we have done thus far. We’ve found that where there is a modern highway there is often the old, smaller, and much less-used road running alongside it. In Italy, some of them are […]

Read more

Rest Day in Urbinzoo

Today I got to have two naps! Two! And I did yoga for about 15 minutes. Such luxury. We love our little room (complete with an entire kitchen inside a cupboard!) at the B&B Albornoz so much that we decided to stay a second night. Another huge expense, but much needed, since our bodies and […]

Read more

Birds Sing As He Cycles By

Today was almost all downhill. Everyone had warned us about riding through the Apennines, but our route today took us through a valley and avoided most of the extreme climbs we had been warned about. We headed out of the Apennines, out of the incredibly quiet town of Cantiano, and towards the coast. For about […]

Read more
Stephen on a ledge

Still Finding Our Rhythm

We were up early(ish) today and, thanks to a bit of extra organization last night, managed to leave our little farmhouse around 9:30. We decided to head back into Gubbio to see the town properly before moving along. We rode through the streets of town until we found a cute cafe with WiFi. Stephen ordered […]

Read more

Windy Slog to a Closed Campground

We woke to another overcast and cold morning – our weather app told us it felt like 6C but I think it felt more like the North Pole. The wind was blowing across our campsite so hard our tent poles were bending. We layered up with just about every single piece of clothing we brought […]

Read more
Boats on Lago Trasimeno

A Little Slice of Home

When Stephen opened the shutters this morning, we saw something we hadn’t seen since we left LA. Bright, unabridged, full-on sunshine! Being on the second floor of one of the few buildings on Isola Polvese, we had a gorgeous view of the glass-like lake and the small hill town of Castiglione del Lago in the […]

Read more

A Snail’s Pace: Cycle Touring Lago Trasimeno, Italy

The rain that was constant all night long had graciously stopped by the time we woke up. We decided that instead of the 90 km we biked yesterday we would make today a much shorter, slower travel day. We planned to only go 25km, slowly riding around Lago Trasimeno to a ferry which would take […]

Read more
Go top