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Category: Travel


How To: Remote Work When You Don’t Have Easy Internet Access


For a couple weeks, I was living in a house with no cell service and no wifi. Basically, it’s a terrible situation for someone who makes her living … writing things on the internet. But there weren’t many options since we were locked into …



Rainy Day Van Life: What You Should Know Before You Go


We’ve had a lot of great luck with camping in our van so far, but we had a couple of rainy nights at the camp we’re at right now, and a couple in Louisville when we were there in November. And it’s definitely not …



New Favorites—Timbuk2 Custom Tuck Backpack


I’ve been lucky to have tried a lot of cycling gear in the last decade, but I’ve realized that in the last couple years, my tastes have definitely shifted towards more neutral colors and simple designs, which can be harder to find in the …



Life Lessons from the Pit: Luck Favors the Prepared


The cyclocross season has ended, and another year traveling with the Aspire Racing crew is in the books. It’s bee a crazy ride—I counted 14 beds slept in over the course of the last month of traveling, and I can safely say that I …



A Month of Travel Writing—Roundup and Thoughts


I was stoked to test out this whole idea of picking a ‘buzzword’ for the month, and with 7 countries and 14 beds slept in during January, it seemed appropriate to start by writing a few pieces directed at TRAVEL. I decided to try the …



Surviving Travel, Staying Fit


I’ve been, as you may have guessed, traveling a lot this season. And the past two years. And the past decade. And with travel comes the constant struggle to stay somewhat in shape—or at least, not go too crazy on the frites on days …



The #NomadLife: What People Think, and What Matters


When I explain to people what I do, normally there are two reactions: 1) “I could never travel that much, how do you manage?” or 2) “That sounds amazing!” And both are completely reasonable responses to the laundry list of different jobs and roles, …



24 Hours with a Turned-Off Phone—What I Learned


Earlier this month, I was pretty cracked from a whole lot of travel, a whole lot of keeping up with a bunch of different jobs, and just in need of disconnecting a little from my work life, which spills so far over into my …



The Biggest Travel Hack for Busy/Crazed Travelers


A few weeks ago, we had a dear friend of ours on the Consummate Athlete Podcast, mechanic/team manager/all-around badass Scott Kelly. And something he said has really stuck with me as travel got even crazier at the end of December and through this month and the …



Gut Health on the Road: Dealing with Digestive Issues


First of all: this article is not entirely about poop, if you were wondering. I’m talking about general gut issues: nausea while driving/flying, stomach cramps, weird hunger patterns due to jet lag, and of course, too little poop or too much. Being on the road a …