Writer’s Blog: Exhaustion, Frustration, And Other Unexpected Joys

I had no idea that writing a book would be this difficult.

MSR Hubba 1P Solo Tent – Owner Review

Full disclosure: Cascade Designs sent me this tent to test during my journeys in 2012 (at my request). I’ve been using it ever since for solo camping. They were confident enough to do this in the knowledge that I would share my opinions of their products – whether positive or…

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How Bicycle Touring Will Actually Make You Live Longer

A wall of trees plummets skyward. Beside this dirt track, scratched from the valley floor, a small creek flows quickly along a rocky riverbed down through the foothills through which I’ve just wriggled. Even though it’s obscured by undergrowth, the stream’s musical gushing is clear as can be in this…

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Microadventure: “The island that died for want of a telephone”

It was a promisingly sunny afternoon as we dashed down the quayside in Cleggan and threw our bags aboard the ferry for Inishbofin. After a yawnsome four-hour drive from Dublin, this sudden burst of excitement and panic ensured we would keep our appointment with Dermot by a hair’s breadth. Half…

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