Mexican Beaches – Equals Relaxation

It has been over a year since my senses felt the pleasure of being at the beach. The smell of the salt air or the warm ocean water. The beautiful people walking arm in arm along the sand while watching the suns...

Cycling Huesteca Jalpan to Xilitla

I'm leaving the Sierra Gorda and cycling the Huesteca region. I didn't want to leave Jalpan. In my previous life I had rare days when I didn't want to go to work. I know I'm not the only one. We all have them f...

Mountain Biking Nevada de Toluca

I arrived at a crazy Mexican girls house late in the afternoon. I'd met her just over 24 hours earlier in the town of San Miguel de Allende. I'm basing myself here for the next couple of weeks exploring the nea...

The Warning

 A local guy joined me in a restaurant in the town of Guachochi. I was enjoying my favourite Mexican meal of Huevos Rancheros. 'Did you know there is a curfew in town', he said. 'No', I replied, 'Is it enf...

Chillaxing in Creel

  Huevos Rancheros I negotiated a decent discount on a room at a small family owned hostel. Tourism has suffered immensly here. The once thriving and growing tourism industry has taken a rather bad turn...
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The silly things we do

From La Paz I had two choices of ferry to the mainland. One ferry went overnight to the large coastal city of Matzalan, the other to the closer (and further north) destination of Topolobompo. I had a desire to ...

Paradise Found Bahía Concepción 

It was a hard place to leave, I thought to myself as I cycled away from this tropical paradise. For several days I essentially lived on a beach under a crude thatched roof shelter. Alternating between a visit t...

Cycle Touring North East Tasmania

Camp on top of Weldborough Pass Cycle Touring North East Tasmania was really just a transit for me between the Bay of Fires area and hiking The Walls of Jerusalem area of Tasmania. Despite the weather I loved...

Freycinet National Park

Echidna Most people who visit Tasmania end up at Freycinet National Park. Most only stay a matter of minutes, some for days. For me it was a short visit, this time. (more…)...

Biking and Hiking the Tasman Peninsula

Tasman Peninsula The Tasman Peninsula is home to the tallest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. There is great cycling and Tasmania's next world class hike, The Three capes track is opening soon. I just ha...