Category Archives: North America

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

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!

Halfway, OR – West Yellowstone, MT



20th August – 2nd September 2016 Hell’s Canyon provides everything you’d expect from its name. The air is hot and dry with the sun beating off the sides of the red rock walls on either side of the road. We disturb some vultures who have been feeding off an unfortunate raccoon in the road. They then … Continue reading Halfway, OR – West Yellowstone, MT

Port Angeles, WA – Halfway, OR



I always used to find it amusing that American films had to put Paris, France or London, England when captioning a location. To us it seems obvious where these places are but of course in the USA London could be any one of 5 different places in any one of 5 different states before even considering the … Continue reading Port Angeles, WA – Halfway, OR

Vancouver to Victoria



19th July – 3rd August 2016 So we’ve crossed a few borders over the last 2 years and almost without exception they’ve all gone smoothly. Getting into Azerbaijan took a while but they gave us tea and Snickers while we waited. Getting out of Uzbekistan was delayed when they asked for registration slips from hotels for … Continue reading Vancouver to Victoria

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