Category Archives: Travel

Family Cycling Adventure in Northland, New Zealand (Video)

On Christmas Eve 2016 we left Vancouver and hopped on a 14 hour flight to Auckland, New Zealand. Skipping Christmas altogether, we landed in sunny NZ with our bikes, trailer, and Neil, our almost two year old toddler. We decided … Continue reading

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A Mini-Guidebook to Cycle Touring with a Baby/Toddler

Recently a few people asked us about cycle touring in general and more specifically about cycle touring with a baby. Since the questions keep piling up we figured we’d put together a blog post about our recent experiences of cycle … Continue reading

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New Zealand: Cycling the Wild Far North

How (not) to Take a Vacation Some people know how to take a vacation. They book a week or ten days in a resort or a hotel, spend some time on the beach, eat well and have a good time. … Continue reading

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Family Cycling Journey to Brittany, France (Video)

In September 2016 we set off on a three week cycling trip in France with our 18 months old toddler and his balance bike. We explored Brittany from the capital Rennes along canals and greenways to Roscoff and then along … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: How to Travel on the Cheap Side

The most common question we are asked about our travels is: “How do you afford to travel so much?”. Our usual response is that we don’t travel nearly as much as we’d like to…  More seriously, here are some tips … Continue reading

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France: Cycling in the Place Where You Can’t Go Wrong

On Airport Ordeals, Bike Boxes, and a Toddler in Tow We heard from several people that “you can’t go wrong” when going to France. However it seemed that in the beginning everything was going wrong. We arrived early in the … Continue reading

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Taking My Ride With Destiny: Cycling Korea & Japan (Video)

When our son Neil was seven months old we went on a cycling trip to South Korea – from Seoul to Busan and then around Jeju Island and Japan – across Kyushu and island hopping south to Okinawa. Although we had both done many … Continue reading

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Israel: Down the Rabbit Hole Again

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Japan (Part 2): Cycling The Forgotten Islands

From the ferry window, I observed rocks that looked like mushrooms, surrounded by the most turquoise water I had ever seen. We had just arrived to Yoron Island via the overnight ferry from Kagoshima, a 20 hour journey, but luckily … Continue reading

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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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