On The Hidden Rewards Of Unplanning Your First Big Adventure

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. The words that Tolkien gave to Bilbo are true. Without a solid and meticulous plan, a journey can quickly…

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Return To The UK – New Projects On The Horizon

In the last four years I’ve made three visits back home – once by overland transport, once by hitch-hiking, and finally by bicycle. Last week I arrived back without any plans to leave again – the idea being that Tenny and I will now (at least attempt to) settle here.…

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How To Use A GPS Unit On A Cycle Tour

As with many of the technology and equipment articles I write, this one opens with a question: Do you really need to use GPS on your tour? Will a GPS unit help you significantly to achieve your goals? Or will it serve as a distraction from the experience? Could you…

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Arctic Cycle Video Goes To The Festival

The short movie from my winter cycling trip in Sweden and Norway was selected for presentation at the ‘One Shot’ International Short Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia. In the unlikely event that you’re in Yerevan on Saturday, do pop down to the ACCEA at 15:00 to watch it on the…

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How This Bizarre Video Came First At An Adventure Film Festival

A few weeks back there was a light-hearted event in London called The Adventurists Film Festival – in their own words, “fighting to make the world less boring”. The overall winner of the open competition came from a bunch of misfits known as the Vagabondz, who drove a clapped-out old…

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