Our TV debut!

Six days into our trip we met an amazing family on Maanitoulin Island who invited us to stay with them. We’ve stayed in touch with their daughter Kasia, who has been kind enough to put us in touch with friends throughout our trip. Last week we had the absolute pleasure to stay with her friends…

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We’ve stayed in the weirdest places!

  Check out our Instagram page for regular photo updates One of the great highlights of this trip so far has been the unusual places we’ve stayed at. So far we’ve spent 50% of the time camping, 30% of the time being hosted by friends and Warm Showers hosts, and 20% of the time luxuriating…

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Amazing Arizona; San Diego (California) to Rodeo (New Mexico)

Leg; 827 miles / 1,331 km Total; 6,047 miles / 9,732 km (Check out our Instagram page for photos of this leg and regular pictorial updates) When we arrived at San Diego we headed straight to Ocean Beach, where Ties had stayed at a hostel on a previous trip. Within minutes of arriving we were…

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The Joy of Warm Showers

Ties has used Couchsurfing for many years and is a big fan. Before this trip we had both heard of Warm Showers but hadn’t got round to actually singing up. This all changed when we experienced the wettest month of our lives in October 2016. Warm Showers is a social media site where likeminded souls…

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New tent and gears; learning the hard way as novice cycle tourers

We’ve learned some important lessons about our kit recently. We realised we’re cycle touring novices and have made some mistakes with what we’ve brought – namely our tent and Chris’ gears – and it’s costs us time and lots of money. Hopefully our lessons will help others who are just starting out too… Firstly, our…

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