Yearly Archives: 2015

Goodbye South Korea & Japan: End of Trip Reflection

As 2015 is coming to a close and our trip is nearing its end, I thought it’s time for some reflection. Yesterday, as we were riding around Zamami Island, we stopped for a break at a beautiful view point. Neil … Continue reading

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Japan (Part 1): The Opening Doors Experience of Cycling in Kyushu

Random Acts of Kindness When asking cycle tourers what is their favourite part about cycle touring, the answer is often ‘random acts of kindness’. I guess there is something about seeing people on bikes that opens people’s hearts. It may … Continue reading

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South Korea (Part 2): Cycling Jeju with Teddy Bears and Kimchi

On Expectations, Movie Spoilers and First Impressions Jeju Island is the Korean version of Hawaii. At least that’s what we read in the guidebook. I read this and thought: “oh oh, bad news”. You see, I like to travel to … Continue reading

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South Korea (Part 1): A Cyclist and Foodie Paradise

The Hardest Thing is to Leave… The stress was building up before this trip with endless lists of things to do, things to buy and things to finish before we took off. This time we had to think more carefully what … Continue reading

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Point Roberts Loop: A Few Hours on the Other Side

Back in February, three days before Neil was born, Gili cycled around Point Roberts. He came back with an excellent impression and I was a bit sad that I couldn’t join. He promised that we’ll be back there riding as … Continue reading

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Kids on Wheels Rolls into East Van Daycares

In July, Kids on Wheels, the BC Cycling Coalition’s exciting new program, had two fabulous sessions in Eaglets and Grandview Terrace daycares in East Vancouver. In both daycares we found an enthusiastic group of children who were more than ready to jump … Continue reading

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Rainbow Lake: Two Lakes and a Peak

After trying and failing to get to Rainbow Lake earlier this summer, we decided to try again. This time we chose the rougher but shorter trail from Madeley Lake. As usual, we got a late start, Neil slept the whole … Continue reading

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The Rockies: Happy Campers in the ‘Orange House’

The Drive There in a Heatwave Some people thought we were brave, others thought we were stupid or just plain crazy. At times I felt like all of the above. Making the long drive from Vancouver to the Rockies with … Continue reading

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Mt. Seymour: In Search for a Missing (Teddy) Bear

A few weekends ago we headed to Mt. Seymour. I think it’s the classic hike if you want to get the full outdoor experience but still stay close to the city. We just bought a new hiking carrier for Neil … Continue reading

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Galiano Island: cycle touring with an infant – impossible or possible?

Cycle touring with an infant: possible or impossible? We decided we’d find out the only way that makes sense: by trying it ourselves. The weekend before this trip we bought a used trailer on Craigslist. “Would he like it?” – … Continue reading

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