Vesuvius VA – Boston MA



“The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” Mark Twain I don’t remember being that keen on history when I was at school. Perhaps I was put off by being made to learn date charts by Mr Simons at junior school. I suppose dusty text books aren’t the best way to … Continue reading Vesuvius VA – Boston MA

Marion KY – Vesuvius VA



“How good one feels when one is full — how satisfied with ourselves and with the world! People have tried to tell me that a clear conscience leaves you very happy and contented but a full stomach does the business quite as well and is cheaper and more easily obtained.” Jerome K. Jerome – Three … Continue reading Marion KY – Vesuvius VA

Newton KS – Marion KY



Newton KS – Marion KY Being under lockdown rules has the useful effect of making you realise how valuable the freedom to travel actually is and how much we all probably take it for granted. I’m sure lots of people are already planning some big adventures for when it’s safe to get out and about … Continue reading Newton KS – Marion KY

Walden CO – Newton KA



It’s tempting to look back on our journey with a filtered view, imagining that it was non stop smiles and enjoyment. Flicking through the diary pages for this next section helps me remember that amongst the great times there were some low times too as the strains of over two years on the road were … Continue reading Walden CO – Newton KA

West Yellowstone, MT to Walden, CO



The events in this blog happened 3.5 years ago at a time when the current news unfolding and unravelling around the world were unthinkable. But amongst all of the troubles and losses caused by the pandemic some little gems are emerging as people use their forced isolation to be creative, connect with people, help their … Continue reading West Yellowstone, MT to Walden, CO

Santiago de Cuba to Havana



22nd January to 13th February 2018 “So, why Cuba?” asks David, as we sip on Cuba Libres on his balcony in Havana. We’re still in short sleeves despite it being 9pm on a January evening with the heat of the day stored up in the chipped concrete all around us. It’s a good question without … Continue reading Santiago de Cuba to Havana

Home is Where the Yurt is



It’s been over seven months since we returned from our jaunt around the world by tandem which is the longest amount of time we’ve spent in any one country in the last three years. Time is a funny old thing though and can be stretched or compressed depending on what you’re up to.  A day … Continue reading Home is Where the Yurt is

The home stretch – Plymouth to Bristol



How many times have you heard that well used cliche “Live for the moment”? Well we’ve lived through  some very unexpected moments during this trip. For instance the moment the front tyre went pop at a very bad moment in Turkey. The moment when Kirsty woke up to find an Uzbek taxi driver was massaging … Continue reading The home stretch – Plymouth to Bristol

Back in Europe – the beginning of the end



If there are any followers of our blog left then I must apologise for the increasing scarcity of the posts. One of our aims for this trip was to spend less time looking at screens and as the journey has progressed that aim has been easier and easier to achieve, but at the expense of … Continue reading Back in Europe – the beginning of the end

Good luck America!



“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson, April 22, 1800 A few weeks ago we were sat in the back of Newton Bicycle Store in Kansas watching the film ‘Inspire to Ride’ which follows cyclists during the inaugural TransAm … Continue reading Good luck America!