Category Archives: South America

South America Bike Tour Packing List

South America bike tour packing list

I recently published the complete packing list for my bike tour in Europe this past summer (2016), but I’m in South America now and I’ve packed a little differently for this particular journey. Much of my gear has stayed the same, but there are some major differences between my Europe bike tour packing list and […]

Keith’s Incredible Journey: A Record Breaking Bike Tour From Alaska To Argentina

A few months ago my mother gave me a truly heartfelt gift – a hardback book titled, Keith’s Incredible Journey. The book, which was published in 1984 and is essentially a collection of day-by-day journal entries mailed home at various times throughout the author’s travels and later compiled into one large text, tells the story […]

50 Places To Bike Before You Die – The Book

If you’re looking for some new, safe and stunning places to ride your bike this year, I encourage you to check out Chris Santella’s new book, 50 Places To Bike Before You Die. This 224-page hardcover book is the 9th in the series of “Before You Die” books by Chris Santella. Like all the books […]

World Scratch Map – Travel Edition (VIDEO REVIEW)

The Scratch Map Travel Edition is small roll-out poster that you can hang up in your home or carry with you as you travel around the world. As you travel, simply use a coin to scratch off the gold top foil covering the countries that you’ve visited to reveal a new and colorful world underneath. […]

Thunder & Sunshine: A Review Of Alastair Humphreys’ Second Book About His Bike Ride Around The World

It took young Alastair Humphreys more than four years to ride his bicycle around the world, during which time he crossed through five continents and pedaled more than 46,000 miles under his own power. Thunder & Sunshine is the remarkable account of Alastair Humphreys’ bicycle touring adventures in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. […]

Urban Downhill – Extreme Bicycle Racing

Urban downhill is an extreme form of downhill bicycle racing in which participants race through urban street environments not originally designed for bikes of any kind. Racing down steep flights of stairs, jumping over walls, flying through public courtyards, and even cutting through people’s houses, the videos you see here are shot in Chile, Mexico, […]

Mystical Peru: A Free Downloadable Photo Book

Mystical Peru is a 158-page eBook filled with more than 200 beautiful photos from the South American country of Peru. You can download the book to your computer, smart phone or tablet device for FREE… and even share it with your friends, family or co-workers! (Additional details below) About The Book In December of 2010, […]

Travels In Lima, Peru – A Video Dairy

For most people visiting Peru, Lima is simply a city to arrive at and leave the country from. The place is loud, crowded and hectic and most Peruvian travels choose to get out of Lima as quickly as they possibly can. But Peru’s capital city holds some definite charm. It just takes a little time […]

Cycling To The Pachacamac Ruins In Lima, Peru

If you ever find yourself in Lima, Peru and in search of a good bike ride, consider a day-trip to the nearby Pachacamac Ruins. The adobe common buildings and temples that are built at Pachacamac were constructed between 800 and 1450 AD. 17 different pyramids have been found at the site, but many of these […]

Traveling In Peru – What You Need To Know

If you are planning a trip to the South American country of Peru and you are wondering what to expect, this article should help immensely. I just recently returned from five months of backpacking around Peru (and occasionally renting bicycles while I was there), and this article/video is a summary of my impressions of the […]

How Much Does It Cost To Travel In Peru? – Answered!

If you are planing a trip to Peru and want to know just how much your travels through this incredible South American country are going to cost you, this article should help you immensely. In late 2010 I left my home in the USA and spent the subsequent five months traveling through Peru. Along the […]

Down The Road In South America: Book Review

In their first book, The Road That Has No End, Tim and Cindie Travis left their normal lives in Prescott, Arizona and took off to travel around the world on their bicycles. Their second book, Down The Road In South America: A Bicycle Tour through Poverty, Paradise, and the Places in Between, is the story […]