Category Archive: travel + tourism

Camping with a motorcycle across south Australia

PHOTO TRAVELOGUE – A solo, 4-week moto-camping adventure. I buy a Honda Rebel, load it with camping gear, and ride a loop between Adelaide and Melbourne. No, I’m not afraid of spiders.

Art walks in Mexico City and “Magic Towns”

TRAVELOGUE – Art and surprises in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, Polanco, and Coyoacán neighbourhoods; plus the “Magic Towns” of Huasca de Ocampo, Real del Monte, and Tepoztlán.

A Taste For The Exotic

FICTION – The last time I was in India I wrote a short story. It’s about the good stuff: travel, food, and sex. Here’s a link to “A Taste For The Exotic” in the September 2018 issue of the Joao-Roque Literary Journal.

Cycling France’s Canal des Deux Mers

TRAVEL BLOG – A solo, 4-week cycle-camping adventure. The Canal des Deux Mers (Canal of Two Seas) joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea along France’s southern edge. View photos, maps, and the app.

Bucket List, Australia: small moments in a big country

TRAVEL BLOG – What do you do when you’ve checked off every item on your life’s bucket list? Start a new list, of course.

Cycling to Vancouver on the Port Mann Bridge

UPDATE – A photo report on how to cross the Fraser River by bicycle using the Port Mann Bridge. The bridge connects Vancouver to the cities of Surrey and Coquitlam.

Cardbordeaux: a cat and a bicycle in France

TRAVEL BLOG – “Would you be willing to stay in our French chateau a few months and watch our cat?” Sue and Ian asked…

Symba the Honda Cub travels: biking British Columbia

TRAVEL BLOG – I load my 100cc motorbike with camping gear and set out on a solo adventure. It was fun, scenic, nothing bad happened.

3 cycling adventures in BC

ADVICE – These 3 are the first routes that popped into my head when the Westender asked for local knowledge.

“Is that a folding bike?” A train and cycle adventure in Western Canada

TRAVEL BLOG – A one-month train and folding bike journey around British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

What I know for sure

Can we share an Oprah moment? I ask because a hefty issue of O Magazine kept me company on a recent bike trip in September and one of its topics kept bouncing around… Continue reading

Top 25 sidewalk cafés on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive

A local’s opinionated guide to the best sidewalk cafes! Each listing includes the cafe’s name and website, a snapshot of what the patio seating looks like, gossipy commentary, and the cafe’s address with cross street.