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Category: Travel


The #VanLife Budget in Real Life


To be honest, the big thing I’m finding out is that it takes a lot of trips and a lot of nights *not* staying in hotels for a van setup to truly pay off. Decent vans—ones that can make it across the country—don’t come …



Travel is the Buzzword This Month


You may have noticed in recent weeks, there have been more and more regular articles popping up on this blog. That’s not a random, happy accident, it’s a more concerted effort on my part to make this blog into somewhere people actually visit and …



#WhereInTheWorld // Brussels Winter Wonderland Market in Belgium


It’s Christmas Eve, so let’s talk about how European towns absolutely crush Christmas markets! We’re in Sittard in The Netherlands for the holiday itself, but a couple weeks ago, we found ourselves in downtown Brussels for the opening weekend of their Winter Wonderland market …



Outdoor Edit // Back to Europe, Slightly Jet-Lagged


And… we’re back! To Belgium and The Netherlands for Christmas week of cyclocross, that is. First up this weekend is Namur, then Zolder on the 26th, and this time, Peter is here with me to support the Aspire Racing crew (which is Ellen Noble …



#WhereInTheWorld // Amsterdam, The Netherlands


We had a whirlwind tour of Amsterdam last week, thanks to a quick visit to the SRAM HQ in The Netherlands with the Aspire Racing team—and since it’s only a 45 minute train ride from the city, we figured we should make a quick …




Where in the World // General Butler State Resort Park


We had our first week of official van camping life these past few days (and learned a lot about longer term camping), but more on that later… We were extremely, extremely lucky with the really mild, beautiful weather, but more than that, we randomly …



Where in the World // Goldhorn Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio


Located in a section of Cleveland that’s in the process of being revitalized, Goldhorn Brewery is one of the coolest, funkiest breweries I’ve been to… And I’ve been to a lot! They were kind enough to host a women’s cycling night for me earlier …



Outdoor Edit // On the Road (Again)


Midwest tour has begun! Drove down to Cleveland yesterday to do a talk, now I’m in Cincinnati for Pan-Ams, then Peter and I are testing out our now-renovated Ford Transit Connect by camping for the week (the weather is looking gorgeous!) between there and …



Summer Exploits: Our Plan to Conquer BC


Whistler—about two hours from Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia in Canada—is one of our favorite places on earth. Past host city of the (winter) Olympics, current home of Crankworx, Wanderlust and Ironman Canada, it’s a popular destination. And since we’ve spend a few weeks …