Tag Archive: travel + tourism

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.

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.

ARCHIVE: Cycling to Vancouver on the Port Mann bridge

RIDE REPORT – Photos show in 2013 the Port Mann bridge crossing was still under construction.

Cycling Spain’s Mallorca and Menorca

PHOTO GALLERY – See what happens when you bring a folding bicycle to Spain’s Mediterranean islands. (Hint: fun).

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.

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