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Guest Interview: Derek Johanson

Derek Johanson – entrepreneur and owner/writer of popular blog Live Uncomfortably – has recently completed his first bike tour, and has kindly agreed to do an interview about his experiences whilst cycling.

Panama

Below are the photos taken in Panama. These can also be accessed through the blog entry that relates to the day the particular photo was taken. Highlights from Panama include: Spending some time in Bocas Del Toro Hiking in the mountains of Boquete Visiting the Panama Canal The town of El Valle Beach life in [...]

More Equipment Purchased…

Although there hasn’t been much activity here for a while, I haven’t neglected planning for the tour. Following on from the previous entries regarding purchasing equipment here’s another entry about the latest purchases, namely a tent, a camera and some handlebar bags for the bikes.

Link Love – Touring Blogs

Travel blogs are not only an interesting read, they are useful to research places & equipment for anyone planning a trip. I regularly read a number of blogs, and as there is not much going on with my own tour at the moment, I thought it might be a good idea to post some links [...]

Content for Successful Travel Blogs

What constitutes a good travel blog? How much information should be included? Which topics do people like to read? Do you read for information, enjoyment, curiosity or something else? I have recently started thinking about developing a structure for blog entries, trying to formulate an outline of what posts will be like, partly to work [...]

Random Photo (2): Torres Del Paine

The second in the series of photos highlighting good trips in Latin America comes from Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia, where I trekked the “W” route for 5 days. The park is a world biosphere reserve and is home to a huge amount of plant and animal species, as well as snow capped mountain [...]

Planning Is Overrated

I recently read a good article about planning, written by Leo Woodland over on crazyguyonabike. I especially like this quote, taken from a conversation the author had with a friend of his: ‘You know what I realised?’ he said with his habit of answering one question with another. ‘Away from civilisation you hardly need any [...]

Random Photo (1): Copper Canyon

I’ve decided to do a series of random photo posts, highlighting a good day or excursion from my travels. The first in the series comes from the Copper Canyon in Mexico, taken only a week or two into the 11 month Latin America trip. The train from Los Mochis to Creel is a must-do for [...]

Yet More Equipment…

Another week, another item of equipment. This time its the comfort factor taken care of with some sleeping mats. I’ve opted for the Slim Airic self-inflating camp mat. You can check out the product page here.

Plod Forever

“Plod forever, but never believe you are going to get there.” Those are the words that Sir Ranulph Fiennes used to motivate himself on his third attempt to climb Everest. At the age of 65 he shows us all that if we can control ourselves mentally and not allow negative thoughts to creep in, our [...]

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