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Today's Topic? Entertainment on a Budget while Traveling

Obviously, we travel to see the beautiful sights of various places and to experience different cultures. We like to explore historical sites, cities, castles and churches. Luckily, the world is full of easy to find ancient and historical sites, we have heard of in our history and humanity classes. 

How to Feed Two Hungry Cyclists

There are many ways to feed a hungry cyclist and unfortunately there is no way to say which one is right or wrong . However, since we spent 2 years traveling on a bike and continue to do short bike tours around our area, we would like to share how we manage to feed these two hungry bicyclists, with an intro to our camping kitchen.

Today's topic? Eating on a budget while traveling.

Most people seem to think that traveling or long-term traveling for that matter has to be expensive. If you look at the glamorous vacation-ads on TV or at travel agencies, it really seems to support that thought. We however, would like to point out, that eating on a budget while traveling is absolutely possible and enjoyable.

Sometimes the best plans just don't work out.

We had this Thanksgiving bike tour planned for a month now. The plan was to cycle for four days. We were going to make a loop around Central Florida that included the Ocala National Forest, involves a short ferry ride, and cycle along the Cross Florida Greenway before heading home.

Happy New Year! Our first Florida bike tour of 2016!

While some people would rather sit at home with family and friends, a glass of bubbly and watch the ball drop, we enjoy hitting the road and going into the woods. Although, we do like spending time with friends and family,  we also really miss bike touring. So, what better way to start the year!?
This weekend, we tried out another form of foot powered travel. We decided to hike in the Ocala National Forest from Juniper Springs to Hidden lake. Whenever we are not pedaling our bicycles, we like to try to do some other fun things: preferable something affordable, outdoors, and if all possible something that does not involve a lot of motorized power, but something we can do through our own manpower.

Where would you take a novice on their first bicycle tour? A few people asked us: where would we take somebody new to bicycle touring on their first big bike tour, so they would want to go bicycle touring again? Luckily, we don't have to think...

After another breakfast at the backpacker's hangout across the street, we pack up our bikes and head out of town. Our plan is to continue bicycling North on the Ho Chi Minh Highway. After crossing the river at the edge of town, we find ourselves back on the Ho Chi Minh Highway, on which we will continue cycling north toward Hanoi. The view is beautiful: rugged carst mountains are flanking the highway and around each turn the scene becomes

Guys beware! If you are a bicycle touring girl, you find out quickly, that there are a few questions you will find awkward or difficulty to ask the guys at the local bicycle shop. Unfortunately, it is not much easier to find answers online, which will...

Visiting Phong Nha Cave

Before settling down in our guesthouse, we decided to check on a few tours to the Phong Nha National Park and its famous caves. Apparently it is not necessary to actually book a tour ahead of time, as long as we know what we want to see and return before 8:00 am. So we snap a couple of pictures of the information chart by the kiosk, grab a bite to eat at a local hang out, which seems to be popular with western backpackers, and go to sleep at the guesthouse.