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Cycling Across Canada – Kicking back in Kamloops

Kicking back in Kamloops is just what my body needed as I cycled across Canada.  I had already cycled over 400 kms and I hurt from head to toe! I booked into the old Kamloops Courthouse, built in 1909.  At the time of my trip, it was a Hosteling International Youth Hostel, having opened its … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada – the foothills of British Columbia

Kilometer 0 – straight away I was into the foothills of British Columbia and the Rockies in my solo journey cycling across Canada.  A daunting prospect – literally thousands of kilometres ahead of me and The Rockies! A friend of the family joined me at Port Moody where I started with my rear wheel in … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada – the gear

Once my plans were set for cycling across Canada, it was time to plan the gear.  As I eluded to in my previous post, I ended up carrying so much unnecessary weight.  Truth be told, at one stage, my bicycle was leaning against a rock while I took a quick dip in Lake Superior, it … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada – Getting Started

Long before the first pedal stoke…..I was planning and getting started on a dream come true – cycling across Canada! Planning a Round the World trip can be a daunting endeavour – but if it is in your cards, I highly recommend it.  It may just be the best thing you ever do – it … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada

To date, one of the accomplishments that I am most proud of remains the year I went cycling across Canada.  People thought I was crazy.  No one would commit to joining me on this adventure – so I did it solo.  Had the best time and am so proud of my accomplishment. It all started … Continue reading

Pub Crawl on Horseback: adventures in the Australian Outback

WANTED – horse riders with a sense of adventure. Welcome to Bullock Mountain Homestead – home of the Pub Crawl on Horseback.  Rated as one of the top 10 unique adventure holidays, where riders shed their hectic city life for a laid back adventure through the Australian outback in northern New South Wales. The ride … Continue reading

Dreaming of the Camino de Santiago

I think I am obsessed – I am now dreaming of walking the Camino de Santiago after first being introduced to it only a few months ago. It all started with a friend telling me that she and her mother would like to do the trail – or a portion thereof.  She recommended the book … Continue reading

Dunn’s River Falls

Dunn’s River Falls – one of Jamaica’s iconic destinations and the ultimate in escapism. Live in the moment as you climb the 600 foot waterfalls, stepping in the tracks of tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Dunn’s River Falls has also played host to Hollywood – both 007’s Dr No (Sean Connery) and Tom … Continue reading

Destination: Adventure Holiday vs All Inclusive

Whether your destination is a beach holiday at a Caribbean all inclusive, an adventure holiday in Nepal or Africa, a cultural vacation through Europe, or backpacking along the Australian coast, there are so many options, how do you choose? I am facing this decision as I plan a one week getaway for November.  Don’t get … Continue reading

Bucket list #1

Here I go – bucket list #1!  This list changes almost as fast as day turns to night.  I read an article or a blog about a trip or place that excites me, and I want to add it to the list!  At this rate, I will have to live to be 300 and stop … Continue reading

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