Tips for cycling in hot temperatures

As a heatwave swept across Europe last week, we found ourselves back out on our bikes for the first time in months. Our timing was terrible - just one week later and we wouldn't have had to compete with such high temperatures, but needs must. We had left our bikes in Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) … Continue reading Tips for cycling in hot temperatures

Speak Serbo-Croatian in a week – from a bike-traveller’s perspective!

The day that we arrived in Slovenia, we found ourselves camping in a half-built house belonging to a Croatian couple called Elena and Antonio. With absolutely no knowledge of Croatian or Slovenian we were able to communicate via Italian, but it became evident that we would have a better time in the Balkans if we … Continue reading Speak Serbo-Croatian in a week – from a bike-traveller’s perspective!

Can you really learn a language in three months?

If I had to characterise this last journey from France to Herzegovina with just one word, it would probably be LANGUAGE. (It could also be PEOPLE, but many of the people we have met have been so important because of being able to communicate with them through their own Language.) I have looooong been a … Continue reading Can you really learn a language in three months?

What changes when you travel with your cat?

So we’ve spoken about why, we’ve spoken about the what ifs and we’ve spoken about what you need. So how exactly do you travel with a cat? What can you expect from the day to day? Create a routine Cats are creatures of habit. They like routine. If you want your cat to embrace life … Continue reading What changes when you travel with your cat?

What equipment do you need to travel with your cat?

You’ve thought about why you want to travel with your cat and you’ve decided you can cope with your worries. Now you need to work out what you and your cat need. You probably need less that you think. Something to carry her in There are many options of cat carriers out there and your … Continue reading What equipment do you need to travel with your cat?

Two months as a Raw Vegan

One of the reasons I like to volunteer as I travel is to expose myself to new ideas and ways of being. Workaway is a really great way to try things that you wouldn’t necessarily in your ‘normal’ life. So when we found a permaculture and woodworking Workaway placement in Croatia that follows a raw … Continue reading Two months as a Raw Vegan

A Guide to Garden Camping

Unless you have planned accommodation in advance - be it campsites, hotels or Couchsurfing/WarmShowers - you will inevitably be haunted by the lingering shadow of uncertainty about where you will sleep throughout your days on the bike. This no doubt sounds unpleasant and uncomfortable to most, but once you learn that you will always find … Continue reading A Guide to Garden Camping