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Travel Tips & Tricks

We’ve discussed the basics of planning any adventure, but the details can get nitty gritty. Below are all of the articles that you can sort by category.

More and more people are now opting to ride their bikes. If you are a new rider, you may be wondering how to keep your bicycle safe. Here are four easy ways to prevent bicycle theft.
Before you jump on a plane, it is important to ensure you are prepared with a checklist of your essentials. Here are the basics.
Liverpool is a beautiful city with countless attractions, restaurants and bars to explore.
Times have changed! Both culture and technology. How many of these items from the Victorian era would you include on your cycle touring packing list?
Tim Moss explains how being an accountant is more fulfilling than being a full-time professional adventurer. Don't worry, he explains how you can do both.
Weather and climate: two slightly different things that are the second most important factor when planning your travels.
The world is open to all the adventures you could hope for. The other facet of this is that there is a world of safety possibilities that need to be considered. These are developing and changing every year.
I don't mean to scare people, but it's important to know that bicycle touring can be life-threatening if you don't have the proper supplies. Scott shares his packing list and advice from years of experience traveling.
Weather and climate: two slightly different things that are the second most important factor when planning your travels.
The world is open to all the adventures you could hope for. The other facet of this is that there is a world of safety possibilities that need to be considered. These are developing and changing every year.
Health: The Most Important Factor While Traveling. What happens if you get sick or injured?
Welcome to our travel resource section! These are handpicked online resources that we've have found extraordinarily helpful to plan journeys of any kind.
It's been about 16 years since we first featured Andy's adventures. We've been long overdue for an update. So we checked in with Andy and asked him how the last 19 years of constant travel have influenced his worldview on being American
Nothing will put the brakes on a trip like getting sick or injured. Travel tips on staying healthy, being prepared and curing the common traveler's woes.
This recent guest post arrived just days ahead of a news story about Lance Armstrong full of controversy, upset and -- maybe -- inspiration.
Here are my favorite travel tips and tricks that I learned the hard way and wish I had known sooner.
Money: The third most important factor to travel. How budget for your travels using the example of cycling the world.
Welcome to our travel resource section! These are handpicked online resources that we've have found extraordinarily helpful to plan journeys of any kind.
Your three biggest expense will be transportation, lodging and food. So these are the areas to focus on to make your travels affordable.
Times have changed! Both culture and technology. How many of these items from the Victorian era would you include on your cycle touring packing list?
I don't mean to scare people, but it's important to know that bicycle touring can be life-threatening if you don't have the proper supplies. Scott shares his packing list and advice from years of experience traveling.
The rule of thumb when preparing for a trip is to leave half of everything at home and you'll still be carrying too much. Here is a supply kit and tips for almost any adventure.
The short answer is: you can ride any bike. I rode a mountain bike. Practically speaking, you'll want a touring bicycle. More about how to choose a touring bike below.
There have been a few additions to my bicycle touring kit this time round, and a few subtractions.
Many years later, this question is still one of the most common questions about my journey around the world on a bicycle. Did you break a world record? The short answer is yes and no. In this article, I'll explain the rules for circumnavigating the globe according to Guinness World Records, and, more importantly, how we are all setting our own personal records every day.
My debut video as a backup dancer in a Bollywood blockbuster movie. This is the catchy song "Mohabbat Hai Mirchi" from the movie "Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne."
The rule of thumb when preparing for a trip is to leave half of everything at home and you'll still be carrying too much. Here is a supply kit and tips for almost any adventure.
The short answer is: you can ride any bike. I rode a mountain bike. Practically speaking, you'll want a touring bicycle. More about how to choose a touring bike below.
Here is my ever-changing, ever-incomplete and subjective and very biased top-10 list of the best and worst the world has to offer from the seat of a bicycle.
How does one define bicycling around the world? Well, you wouldn't get very far trying to bicycle around the equator since it is mostly water. However, you could try lugging your bicycle to the North or South Pole, once there you could finish the trip in minutes. Or...
FAQ's, tips and tricks to help you plan your bicycle ride around the world.
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Planet Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, the Known Universe, and have called various places home.
After cycling up the West Coast, and struggling with a worn out bicycle, including a cracked fork and broken front axle, and a worn out body, including creaky knees and a dislocated rib, I decided to recuperate at my family's home in Waukesha, WI. My re-imagination of my book tour is going well.

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Learning by doing is my preferred method. Second best is learning by example. If you want to learn all my major lessons and start a journey knowing everything I did, plus adding it to everything you know, please read my book. Why make all the same mistakes, when you can make all different mistakes? I truly believe it will enhance the value of your experience and bring your journey to a level above mine.