A Day on the Colorado River – rafting the Grand Canyon

You wake early. A million stars shine overhead, with the smudge of the Milky Way clearly seen. An occasional bat darts by as it gathers its nocturnal meals, and you duck into your sleeping bag until the danger is past. One by one the stars disappear as the darkness fades. And the camp comes to … Continue reading A Day on the Colorado River – rafting the Grand Canyon

Rafting the Grand Canyon, a packing guide

Just when you think you've got carry-on packing down, you book a two week long rafting and camping adventure, and it's back to square one. We are traveling with a rafting company which saves us having to pack food and equipment, but we're still challenged with what to bring. We'll be on the river in … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon, a packing guide

Osprey Trailkit, designed for cyclists

We purchased the Osprey Trailkit for an overseas cycling trip. Osprey has a great reputation for making quality bags for adventures so we were excited to see a duffel designed with the cyclist in mind. The Trailkit is a 40 liter duffel/backpack weighing 1.93 lbs and easily fits most carry-on size restrictions. (bag is 22 … Continue reading Osprey Trailkit, designed for cyclists

Carry-On for a Bike and Barge trip

A cycling journey is a great way to really see an area. Biking through the countryside, stopping at local coffee shops, and picnicking along the way, gives you the chance to experience a culture as a traveler instead of a tourist. Many groups offer cycling tours, some staying at hotels along the way with a … Continue reading Carry-On for a Bike and Barge trip

New York Biking Weekend

Five Boro Bike Tour 2015 This weekend, the first weekend in May, we traveled to New York for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, a 40 mile ride through the streets and over the bridges of NYC. Dave had done this years ago when the tour first began in the city, but for the rest … Continue reading New York Biking Weekend