December 2010: The Month In Evaluate

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I can’t consider it’s been 11 years since I went off on my first long-distance journey journey. I used to be 17-years-old on the time; had by no means spent a single day away from my buddies, household and residential; and I had no biking or journey expertise in any way. However issues positive have modified over time. Since my first bike journey within the 12 months 2001, I’ve cycled throughout North America 6 totally different instances, traveled to dozens of nations all over the world, and discovered an entire lot about myself, different individuals and the world during which we stay.

2011 will probably be my eleventh consecutive 12 months of long-distance journey… and in contrast to my earlier adventures, I’m going to South America this time round.

In actual fact, I’m on the airplane proper now. I’m not flying to South America immediately, nonetheless. I’m flying to California to go to my family and friends for a pair days, and after that I’ll make my manner south in the direction of Lima, Peru for the beginning of my journey. I’m tremendous enthusiastic about this journey… and I’m much more excited to share my travels with you.

Over the subsequent a number of months you’re going to see the content material right here at change ever so barely. I’ll proceed to put up product evaluations, how-to articles and photograph essays, however I additionally plan to put up quite a few updates from my travels in South America as effectively. These updates will probably be posted as they occur and can embody: video featurettes, photograph essays, tales from the highway, interviews with individuals I meet on my travels, and an entire lot extra!

The subsequent time you hear from me I’ll be in Peru. Within the meantime, tide your self over by catching up on a few of the newest articles and extra from

Black Friday Deal – For Bicycle Touring Professional Readers Solely

Over the Black Friday weekend I made a decision to bundle up all of my how-to merchandise into one super-discounted package deal. The package deal consists of all 4 or my bicycle touring/journey associated data merchandise (an $85 worth) for under $47. The Black Friday weekend sale was so successful, I’ve determined to proceed operating the deal all the best way till the New 12 months! So, if you’re concerned about studying conduct your individual bicycle touring adventures, make sure you take a look at the “Get It All” package deal from Bicycle Touring Professional.

Ten Classes From The Highway

At age 24, Alastair Humphreys broke away from his life in England and spent the subsequent 4 years using his bicycle throughout 4 continents and finally biking all the best way all over the world. His guide, “Ten Classes From The Highway” is a brief, however easy reminder that you’re able to a lot extra. This inspirational and beautifully-designed guide makes for an awesome present and is a really motivational learn.

My Residence In Tivat, Montenegro

Final 12 months I spent 9 months touring with my bicycle by way of 16 European international locations. A kind of international locations was the tiny coastal nationwide of Montenegro. Whereas the nation finally grew on me, Monentegro was one of the crucial tough locations for me to adapt to. In case you are concerned about studying about my travels in Montenegro and the way I went about renting an residence right here, make sure you take a look at this text.

Get Paid To Journey And Train English

I get emails on a regular basis from individuals who need to journey and expertise new locations, however they don’t know make the cash essential to fund their journey adventures. As I share on this transient article, one of many methods to afford Worldwide journey is to show English abroad. One in every of my faculty roommates taught English for 2 years in Japan, completely liked it, and make some huge cash within the course of. It’s one thing nearly anybody can do. Even you!

16 Pictures Of Cut up, Croatia

Town of Cut up is the second largest metropolis in all of Croatia (with Zagreb being the biggest). Town lies on the jap shore of the Adriatic Sea and serves as each a well-liked vacationer vacation spot and a port to lots of the close by Adriatic islands that encompass the world. I traveled to Cut up in April of 2009 earlier than leaping on a ferry boat and touring to the island of Korcula. Click on right here to see a few of the pictures I took whereas I used to be in Cut up.

3 Causes You Ought to Carry Enterprise Playing cards On Your Travels

When you plan to journey for an prolonged time period, you may take into account making your self some enterprise playing cards that you would be able to move out to the individuals you meet in your journey. Having a stack of custom-made enterprise playing cards is not going to solely make it simpler so that you can move your data off to the individuals you’ve met whereas in your travels, however having your individual enterprise playing cards may open you as much as alternatives you’ll have not in any other case obtained. Listed here are three causes try to be carrying enterprise playing cards of some sort with you in your travels.

The Misplaced Bike owner: Video E-book Evaluate

“The Misplaced Bike owner” is a real story a couple of younger American bike owner by the identify of Frank Lenz who, within the late 1800?s, units off on a mission to cycle all over the world and safe his place within the file books. Sadly, Frank by no means made it house. He efficiently navigated his manner 3/4 of the best way across the globe after which went lacking someplace in the course of Turkey. “The Misplaced Bike owner” is a guide about Frank Lenz, the world-wide bicycle scene at this level in historical past, and an in depth account of simply how a lot the world has modified since this unimaginable time limit over 100 years in the past. To listen to my ideas on the guide, click on right here to observe my video evaluate.

Thanks once more for being part of the Bicycle Touring Professional group. The subsequent time you hear from me I’ll be in Lima. Peru. Till then, make it an awesome one!


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