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Taking a gamble: Terror in Pakistan

It was 1990 when I took perhaps the biggest gamble of my life. That year I arrived into Islamabad, Pakistan with little more than a bicycle, a dream, and a man I didn’t know. I had met John through a magazine and spent a grand total of one hour chatting over a Coke at Dairy [...]

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My doh moment: Taking the long way home

It was one of those moments. One of those doh moments. One of those times when you smack yourself upside the head and say, “I can’t believe I did that.” But that comes later in this story… The year was 2006. We had cycled two months before I got word that my mother was unwell [...]

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Changing Gears giveaway

Announcing our giveaway winners!

HOORAY!! We’ve got some winners! We had over 4000 entries into our giveaway celebrating the release of Changing Gears – absolutely phenomenal response! Here are the winners: Desiree Reilly – you won all of this! Women’s Adventure subscription The Man Who Cycled the Americas by Mark Beaumont Changing Gears by Nancy Sathre-Vogel t-shirt from Be [...]

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Changing Gears giveaway

Changing Gears is finally released! Order your copy today!

YAY!! It’s time! CHANGING GEARS: A FAMILY ODYSSEY TO THE END OF THE WORLD is ready to go! Click here to order a copy!! In conjunction with the release of the book, we’re running a giveaway with lots of awesome prizes! To enter, just fill out the form at the bottom of this page.   [...]

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Recollections of India

Many of my readers already know this, but for those who don’t – my husband and I met and fell in love while cycling in Pakistan and India some 23 years ago. It was a bizarre set of circumstances that brought us together, and we’ve lived many adventures since those days. I regularly get letters [...]

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Changing Gears

Changing Gears 52-hour blowout presale!!

I’m sorry – this sale is now finished. Please sign up for my newsletter for news and information about when and where you can buy our book and DVD. Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World, in both book and DVD format, is nearly ready! We plan to have them ready [...]

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Changing Gears: A Preview

Changing Gears A Family Odyssey to the End of the World by Nancy Sathre-Vogel CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!  Prologue When Bears Don’t Read the Guide Books “Go, Davy, go!” I screamed in terror.  “He’s chasing you!  Pedal fast!” Only moments ago, the 400 pound black bear had been standing a mere four feet from my [...]

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Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World

I can’t tell you how excited I am! We are now into the formatting stage for my book about cycling the PanAm! We’re planning to release it March 21 – on the 2-year anniversary of the completion of our journey. The presale will start soon. Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the [...]

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Our Next Big Thing

If you know the Denning family, you’ll know they are always working on some big thing. As if driving a veggie-powered truck from Alaska to Argentina with five kids isn’t big enough, they’re working on all kinds of projects. Their latest project is a massive attempt to help others figure out how to fund their [...]

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Not a Rose: or Coming of Age in India

Everyone loves a good ‘coming-of-age’ story – those stories where boys or girls finally triumph over adversity. When they suddenly realize they are big enough, strong enough, tough enough to conquer the world on their own terms. Ah yes, we all like to think we could do the same. If we were faced with those [...]

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2000 miles in: Arriving at the end of the Alaska Highway

==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World.== We were nearly at the end of the Alaska Highway and John and I wondered how Davy would deal with traffic – until now we hadn’t encountered any significant traffic at all. Would he be [...]

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Learning Spanish the TAMALE way

==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== “Mommy! Mommy!” Daryl shouted as we pulled into the parking lot. “They have tamales! They have [...]

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Experiencing a Honduran chicken bus

==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== An old school bus that had long ago given up the ghost in the USA had [...]

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A 400-mile detour in Bolivia – on bikes

==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== “This looks like home,” I thought as I pedaled through the altiplano. The desert of southern [...]

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Unexpectedly crashing the party

==This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. While we are hiking the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango this summer, I’ll post an excerpt every Monday.== The plan was to get over the pass on the highest paved road in Ecuador and [...]

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Highs and lows in Costa Rica

==This post is an excerpt from my book, Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World. == “Congratulations Daryl,” I said. “You’ve just entered your eighth country.” My son turned to me and said, “What difference does it make, Mom? Crossing a border doesn’t change anything. A border is just a line [...]

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