3 years travel

3 Years Traveling

3 Years Traveling Today marks the end of  3 years traveling and the start of my 4th year on the road. What started as a one year sabbatical from my job as a Police Officer to cycle and hike around Tasmania and...
Mexican culture

Mexican Culture takes many forms

Life after hiking I finished my hike of the Continental Divide Trail some two months ago. I'm ready to return for my dose of Mexican Culture. My body has let me down. I am unable to clearly articulate just how...

Exploring Colorful Guanajuato

Guanajuato, in the colonial heartland of Mexico is a colourful city. It must be a citywide decree that all housing must be painted loud and bright. It's a also a strong university town which might account for t...
2 years of travel

2 Years of Travel

1st February is a special date for me. It marks 2 years of travel. On that date in 2014 I started this journey which in many ways has only just begun. My journey is about the spirit of adventure and exploring t...

The Lost City of San Juan Parangaricutiro.

On 20th February, 1943, near the town of San Juan Parangaricutiro in the Mexican State of Michuacán, Dionisio Pulido and his family were preparing the field on his farm. Spring planting season was approaching. ...

Cycling around Volcán Colima

Volcán Colima or Colima volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. During my visit it took on an almost humanistic form. That of a chain smoker. Smoke would constantly bellow from the top of i...

Zacatecas to Tequila 

It was hard to leave Zacatecas. The morning rain showers didn't help. No city in Latin American has touched me in such a positive way as this place. I made good friends, was well rested and comfortable living i...

Upper Copper Canyon

 I left the tourist town of Creel with little knowledge of what I was getting myself in for (or little knowledge of a drug cartel related shooting overnight in town). Dark clouds threatened rain and the wi...

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...

Last Days Cycling in USA

I cycled out of sunny downtown Santa Monica in Los Angeles along the easy to follow bike paths that follow the splendid coastline for many miles. All the beautiful people of LA seemed to flock to this area to b...