Frequently-Asked Questions About Bicycle Touring Answered

So I finally got round to going through the years of correspondence – hundreds of emails – that I’ve had through this site’s contact form. It was quite fascinating to see how the figures came out, and occasionally funny: A large proportion of messages were from people who wanted advice…

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How To Start A Travel Blog: A 5-Minute Intro To How Easy It Really Is

Travel blogging direct from the road, on your backpacking/walking/cycling/skateboarding/unicycling trip, is not only a realistic ambition: with today’s technology it’s also a piece of cake and costs very little. Read on for a quick primer…

Writer’s Blog: Searching In The Dark (Or, What Was It About Again?)

I’m making great progress, on the face of it. I’ve written 31,000 words – almost half the word-count of the average novel, according to some. I feel that I have made headway into the meat of the process  – the ‘middle’ of the story, as it were.

Should I Use Panniers Or A Trailer On My Bike Tour?

The classic bicycle touring debate – trailer or panniers – has been running for almost as long as people have been going on bike trips. There’s a reason for this. As with so many aspects of equipment choice for a cycle tour, there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes…

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Forget Middle Eastern Politics – It’s All About Food

While the media is hollering madly about civil unrest and revolutions, it’s time to remind ourselves that pretty much everyone in the region (and the world) is still going to work, drinking tea, and – of course – sharing meals with close family and friends. My parents-in-law and many of…

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