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3 Mistakes That Ended My First Bike Tour Early

Today’s guest post is from fellow blogger Matt Gibson. Although he make a few bike touring mistakes and had to abandon his bike tour, I give him all kinds of kudos for getting out there! In June of 2011 I decided to do my first long-distance bicycle tour. Although I had little experience with multi-day […]

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If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Michael Korda You all know how I feel about THE BOX. The box society puts us in and that we grow up believing we need to live in. The box that places certain constraints and expectations upon our lives. It’s up to us […]

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Dreaming of travel? These resources will help

Let me guess… You would love to grab your family and head out to see the world, but are feeling a bit overwhelmed about where to start. Right? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some resources that are just what you need. Bottles to Backpacks: The Gypsy Mama’s Guide to REAL Travel With […]

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Enjoy the here and now. It’s a conscious decision.

I first met Amy and Mike, who blog at Worldschool Adventures, back in June in Vancouver where we were all attending the TBEX conference for travel bloggers. I had just spent many years on the road and was thrilled to be in one place for a change; they were giddy with excitement about their upcoming […]

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You get to decide how you’ll live today; take advantage of it

What would you do today if you knew tomorrow wouldn’t come? Would you live your life differently? Talk more with loved ones? Go outside and feast on the wondrous sights around you? Live today to the fullest and enjoy each moment? OK, I know what you’re thinking. I wouldn’t wash the dishes or take out […]

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Livin’ the dream won’t come easily

“I want to live my dream, but…” I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard this. Over and over again people write to say they want to do xyz, but there’s always a reason. An excuse, if you will, why they can’t. Yes, there are valid reasons why people may not […]

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How we chose our route from Alaska to Argentina?

I’ve been asked repeatedly to explain how we chose the route we followed from Alaska to Argentina. For the details, we followed the steps listed in this post. For the big picture, we had an overall idea of where we wanted to go. Prudhoe Bay had to be our starting point because of the world […]

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Choosing a route for a bike tour

How do I choose a route for my upcoming bike tour? What are the best maps for bike touring? How do I know where to go? Cyclists new to bike touring often wonder about how they’ll find their way around, and especially how to figure out where to go in the first place. Really, it’s […]

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Five essential/useless items for travelers

Every traveler has them – those items they’d never be caught dead without. And, mostly likely, another traveler would consider those very things useless. It’s an interesting thing, this travel idea. With that in mind, a bunch of us family travel bloggers are all posting today with our lists of essential/useless items. I can’t wait […]

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