Category Archives: Travel

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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Nicaragua: A Test in Attachment and Other Such Adventures

Some trips are different. This was not a cycling trip, backpacking or hiking trip, nor was it a trip to visit family in our homeland. This was simply a trip to get out of our routine, get away from Vancouver … Continue reading

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The Journey of Cherry on a Bike

We are once again in Granada,¬†Nicaragua, where the idea of Cherry on a Bike first started. When you’re on a trip, especially a cycle tour, your mind often wanders. Although we tried to live in the moment as much as … Continue reading

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How to Make Chocolate Milk, From Scratch

I’m obsessed with chocolate. I guess lots of people say this, but I feel like I’m worse than others. Barely a day goes by without me digging in the cupboard for some dark chocolate, ideally Belgian and 72%. Since I … Continue reading

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Hawaii: Flowing with the Lava on the Big Island

A Rough Start It all started at a gas station. Not the ideal place to start a two week vacation in Hawaii, but this is how it went. We left Vancouver a few hours prior to our arrival in the … Continue reading

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Oregon: The Cycling Revolution of the Scenic Bikeways

When we got back from cycling in Central America last year we had a pile of Adventure Cyclist Magazines to read. From all the articles I read in the next months, one in particular drew my attention. It was about … Continue reading

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Central America Route Notes

By popular demand, here’s the approximate route we took on our five month cycling trip from Panama to Belize. As well, we’ve written down detailed route notes below, by country. We tried to take quiet backroads when possible, to stay … Continue reading

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The “Different Israels” Inside of Israel

Being from Israel is not easy… Everyone has heard something about Israel, and often it’s not the good things. It is probably one of the places that people have the most misconceptions about, prejudices and strong opinions even without knowing … Continue reading

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