Llamas vs Alpacas

Welcome to our blog! Here you’ll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina together as a family. Hope it inspires you to live your dream! My book about our journey, Changing Gears, is now released! Read a preview hereLlamas and alpacas are hooved mammals native to the [...]

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Cycling in Breckenridge

The beautiful city of Breckenridge is calling you to experience its magic. Situated high in the Colorado Rockies, it’s breathtaking beauty is something you will never forget. For cyclists, there is something for everyone. With plenty of mountain bike trails, and a nice network of roads, cycling in Breckenridge is a great way to spend [...]

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Life cycle of Penguins

Penguins are social birds and live in communities of up to 150,000. Their bodies are covered by a thick layer of fat to protect them from the cold water. They have oiled feathers to keep water away from their bodies. A gland near their neck produces oil, which they spread throughout their body. Penguins are [...]

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Maruti beads: A review

A while ago I got an email in my inbox. I  was wondering if you would like to review our beads on your blog. I will be happy to send you a free bead mix pack. Ummm… free beads? You bet! A few weeks later I got a package in the mail. Although I had [...]

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My journey back to health

(Edited to add: I’ve had quite a few people ask me for a more detailed description of signs and symptoms. I’ve written that here.) I’ve been unwell. For a long time. There – I said it. ((whew!)) I haven’t mentioned this in my blog because… well, I’m not sure why. My life has always been [...]

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The kindness of strangers: A safe place to sleep

It was a long day in rural Texas. We had battled stiff headwinds for 50 miles already and were more than ready to call it a day. For ten miles we had been searching for a spot to pitch our tent, but Texan roads are known for their vast stretches of miles and miles and [...]

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A traveler’s Halloween to remember

Halloween. It’s every kid’s dream, but can be difficult when traveling. Where do you go trick or treating? What do we use to piece together costumes? For us, as a family traveling on bikes, Halloween has provided some wonderful memories. The boys and I were talking about Halloween the other day, and our conversation brought [...]

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3 Steps to overcome fear and live the life of your dreams

Fear. It’s enough to stop us in our tracks. And kill dreams, unfortunately. What dream do you have? You know that dream you’ve stashed into the deepest recesses of your brain? The one you keep hidden because it scares the pants off you? Yeah, that one. I want you to pull it out, blow away [...]

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6 Things to look for when buying a second hand bicycle

Bicycle sales worldwide have shot up over the past few years; and are predicted to reach nearly $80 billion by the end of 2015. The surge in bicycle sales can be attributed to a number of different things which make bicycles a favorable mode of transportation: riding a bicycle improves cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and [...]

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When is it time to call it quits?

Is there a point where you have to accept defeat? I’ve written a lot about how you need to hang on to your goal, have single-minded determination, and fight like you’ve never fought before in order to make your dream a reality. But is there a point where you accept that it’s not going to [...]

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Which Bike is Best for You?

There’s a very good reason why Freddie Mercury from Queen dedicated an entire song solely to bicycles: it’s because bikes are incredibly awesome. They’re fun, functional, and could possibly be the best machine you can use to stay fit. There are many different uses for a bike, hence the existence of more than just one [...]

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The World’s 5 Weirdest Hotels

Going on a vacation can be exciting on its own, but staying in most hotels doesn’t offer much out of the ordinary. If you’re looking for somewhere particularly interesting to stay, you probably want to consider one of these weird hotels. Discover the weirdest hotels in the world that will surely offer the one-of-a-kind experience [...]

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Manchester – Cycling Between Business and Pleasure

Everyone seems to be getting on their bikes in Great Britain. Some are then crossing the channel and doing rather well in the Tour De France. The UK’s own Tour of Britain runs (rides? cycles? pedals?) from 15th to 22nd September 2013 and The Tour Rides event offers the opportunity for amateur riders to “follow [...]

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How to carry clothes for every weather condition Mother Nature can throw your way

There is no such thing as bad weather, there is only bad clothing. We experienced it all. Sweltering heat. Bitter cold. Freezing rain. Hail, fog, wind. You name it; we battled it. And we had to be prepared for it all. So how, you ask, does one carry clothes for four seasons in a small [...]

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A journey into learning – and how we can help our children learn

It was a simple box that started my latest expedition into learning something new. A simple, plain, ordinary – some might say ugly – box. But to me, that box represents a magical journey. It started in a warehouse in New York City this summer – a warehouse so full of boxes upon boxes of [...]

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The American Dream is NOT holding you back

Kristin Addis told me this post came about after she had been traveling around Southeast Asia on a shoestring budget for the better part of a year. A good chunk of her friends from back home kept telling her how jealous they were of what she was doing. “I remember feeling that way too before [...]

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