Category Archives: Lifestyle

Five winter cycle touring destinations to beat the cold

  Head somewhere warm this winter… Cold weather can be tough on cyclists in the Northern Hemisphere, but it doesn’t have to be. In the winter months, you can ride through some of the most beautiful places in the world—and then treat your body to some delicious food and a warm bath when you’re done […]

How To Travel Light & Pack Everything You Own Inside A Single Backpack

osprey farpoint 40 world travel lightweight backpack

 You own too much stuff! If you want to travel light, fast and easy, the best way to do that is pack everything you own inside an airline-friendly, carry-on size backpack – like the Osprey Farpoint 40 (featured in this video). Watch this video from beginning to end and you will discover: Why it’s […]

Would You Live On This Island Paradise In Norway?

little yellow house on an island in norway

I was a little nervous about staying with Rob’s friends, Kjartan and Ingeborg, after the two of us finished our bike ride across Norway together. Kjartan and Ingeborg had graciously offered to host both Rob and I after our tour was over – not just for one night, but for several… and I was afraid […]

Learning Polish, Playing Table Tennis, And Making Friends In Beautiful Poznan, Poland

After finishing my 6+ month bike tour across Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, The Isle of Man, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, I spent a month living in Sibiu, Romania and then flew to China and Taiwan for a 2-month-long bicycle touring adventure in that country. Taiwan was great, but I wanted to get back […]

Random Video Footage From My 2014 Bike Tour In Europe & Asia

During the second half of 2014, I rode my bicycle across 14 different countries in Europe and Asia. Because I’m traveling alone most of the time, and because it’s easier to do, I tend to shoot mostly PHOTOS on my travels. But I did happen to capture a few moments on VIDEO as well – […]

BIKE CAMP COOK: The Food & Travel Cookbook For Bicycle Tourists

Bike Camp Cook - Bicycle Touring Cookbook

Buying, cooking and eating delicious foods while traveling the world on a bicycle doesn’t have to be a painful or difficult task. In fact, cooking delicious meals with local foods found along your travels can be both easy and downright enjoyable! In her delightfully photographed and well-written bicycle touring cookbook (BIKE CAMP COOK), Tara Alan, […]

The Month I Spent Living in Taitung, Taiwan

After my month-long bicycle tour around the island nation of Taiwan with my friend Kevin, I decided to stay in the country for another 40 days on my own. Kevin flew back to his home in Australia and I traveled to the city of Taitung, where I took up residence on the third floor of […]

The Best Moments Of 2014 – Plus, The Lessons I Learned Along The Way

2014 has been a pretty amazing year… and I wanted to take a moment to look back on everything that’s happened. Over the last 12 months I have cycled across 15 different countries on 3 different continents (North America, Europe and Asia); I published the new and improved version of “The Bicycle Touring Blueprint” – […]

“Been There, Done That” – What These Four Words Really Mean & Why You Should Consider Never Saying Them Ever Again

I absolutely hate it when I hear people say, “Been there, done that.” There are so many things to dislike about the expression… and here’s why I suggest you remove it from your vocabulary: While the phrase, “Been there, done that” is an expression used to signal that one has been in a similar situation […]

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Milestone Rides Interviews The Bicycle Touring Pro And Asks How He Became A Professional Traveler

On April 4, 2014, I cycled to Oxnard, California and met up with Johnny from Milestone Rides who was, at the time time, in the process of leaving his job and working to become a full-time cyclist (like myself). As you can imagine, he had quite a few questions for me about how I made […]

15 Cycling Stretches You Should Do Every Day

If you’re anything like most of people I talk with, you either don’t stretch at all… or you don’t stretch nearly as often as you know you should. When I fail to stretch on a regular basis, my muscles feel tight and I occasionally get painful cramps in my legs, feet, arms and even in […]