Tag Archive: travel + tourism

Social media sprout a social cycle club in Goa, India

Published in the July/August 2009 issue of Momentum Magazine. How an average cyclist became an accidental activist in India Here in Vancouver, Canada, I consider myself just another person in the city who… 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 New Zealand photo gallery

“Why cycle North Island?” asks an incredulous Auckland bike mechanic True: it’s expensive, hilly, and the cars drive really fast. But I cycled a few areas of the North Island independently for a… Continue reading

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.

Cycling Belize photo gallery

Paved roads join Mayan temples to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east Belize is a small country in Central America, just south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (“Mayan Riviera”). I traveled… Continue reading

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.

Slow and serene off Nootka Island

Bears, sea otters and marbled murrelets show paddlers the Nuchatlitz way NOOTKA ISLAND, B.C. — The afternoon sun glints sharply off the rolling blue swell south of Rosa Island and it’s difficult to… Continue reading

Whale Watching in Vancouver

Vancouver operators guarantee sightings with departures right out of the city Thinking of hauling your out-of-town visitors to Tofino for some whale-watching? Think again. This summer, four local tour operators are guaranteeing sightings… Continue reading

Cycling Vancouver’s Central Valley Greenway

Vancouver area multi-use trail offers a bushwhack to bikers willing to explore The name “Still Creek” may not quicken the pulse of southern B.C.’s white water paddlers; but the blackberry thorns that line… Continue reading