Category Archive: travel + tourism

A Biased Bike Travel Packing List

A gal’s guide to packing panniers for a cycling trip People fuss over bike travelers and how brave, adventurous and fit they are. But really, a bike traveler is just someone who wonders,… Continue reading

Harrison Hot Springs Resort is Whistler’s quieter sister

Historic hotel stays calm during the Olympics “You know what the trouble with getting old is?” Laurence bends to pour a coffee, then straightens to let a younger server squeeze by in the… Continue reading

Willie Weir: confessions of an adventure cyclist

[Published in the September/October 2009 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people.] Bicycle traveler’s new book describes experiences, not logistics “I am not an avid cyclist,” admits Willie Weir in his new… Continue reading

Cycling Goa, India with Hostelling International

[Published in the August 2009 issue of Goa Today Magazine] Backroads “Slow Goa” tour targets cyclists and activists Visitors have toured Goa by car, motorbike, bus, boat and train; but now – thanks… Continue reading

Live and cycle in Goa?

Sure, read all about it on my blog  Girl Gone Goa: travel, sex, magic and cycling in an Indian State. I wrote over 60 stories on life in Goa as a single woman… Continue reading

“Slow Food” bike tour in Pemberton, B.C.

Sample locally-grown produce and West Coast scenery by bicycle Slow Food Cycle Sunday is a free one-day tour organized by the community of Pemberton (north of Whistler, Canada) to increase awareness and appreciation… Continue reading

Cycling Alberta’s Trans Canada Trail and Iron Horse Trail

The western province of Alberta boasts four TransCanada Trail multi-use trails. We explore two sections of the trail: by bicycle on Edmonton’s River Valley Parks, and by ATV on the northeastern Iron Horse rail trail.

A “gonzo” rail and bike trip around Western Canada

Being on a train is like riding a bicycle: it’s slow, social, historic, and rebellious What is it about trains? And what was it about a train journey into western Canada that yanked… Continue reading

Dahon’s Speed TR and MU XL fold for bus and rail travel

Folding bikes lead to greener pastures “Hey!” bellowed a voice across the Jasper train platform, “Is that one of those collapsible bikes?” Michelle and I had just gotten off VIA Rail’s westbound line… Continue reading

Interior slopes offer fun on or off skis

Four resorts serve up inventive programs for family fun in the snow in British Columbia, Canada: Sun Peaks near Kamloops, Silver Star and Big White near Kelowna, and Apex near Penticton.

Cycling Belize’s temple-to-temple tour

Racing and touring cyclists join a 7-day bicycle event that spans the coast, mountains and paddies of Belize. The tiny Central American country has a connection with cycling that goes back 75 years.

Nootka Sound aboard the cargo ship M.V. Uchuck

Step aboard the MV Uchuck, a working vessels that services fish farms, logging camps and fishing lodges on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. Bring your bicycle or your kayak.