Posts tagged Food
Day 1- Lake Superior Bike Tour: Ashland to Brule River

Day 1 of our Lake Superior Bike Tour took us from Ashland, Wisconsin to the banks of the Brule River. We battled deer flies and heat as we cycled across the Bayfield Peninsula. We swam at Corny Beach, painted in Port Wing, and drank ice cold water from free-flowing artesian wells. Read all the details about our Chequamegon Bay bike route right here.

Read More
5 Reasons Why Biltong is a Great Food for Bike Touring

When planning for our 1,200-mile bike tour around Lake Superior, we had to pack food that would fuel us for long days in saddle and rebuild our muscles after hard rides. We brought some Kalahari Biltong with us, and found out that it was the perfect, pannier-ready snack. These are 5 reasons we fuel our bodies with biltong while bike touring!

Read More
How to Sew a Custom Frame Pack for Bikepacking and Bike Touring

For our Lake Superior Circle Tour, Ian designed and sewed his own bike frame pack for bike touring. It’s the perfect way to carry gear if you aren’t able to attach a frame to your bike. Here’s a guide to making your own DIY frame back for bike packing, bike touring, or even commuting.

Read More
Our Favorite Places in North Carolina

North Carolina is a state of great contrasts. In the west, there are smoky blue mountains and twisting mountain roads. In the central part of the state, you’ll find financial centers and the “Research Triangle.” Along the coast, are white sandy beaches and colorful condos on stilts. There’s a lot to be discovered in this diverse state. Ian and I spent a couple of weeks traveling through North Carolina in February. Here are our favorite spots!

Read More
The Outer Banks of North Carolina in a Camper Van in Winter: A Case of Bad Timing

The Outer Banks are one of the biggest travel destinations in North Carolina. White sandy beaches stretch into the distance. Colorful houses stand on skinny legs ready for flooding. And blissful buttery seafood abounds. That said, there are some places that are just not conducive to traveling in a camper van. The Outer Banks in winter just might be one of those places.

Read More
A Day of Free Art in Raleigh, North Carolina

When most people think of places known for art, they probably do not think of Raleigh, North Carolina. We were really surprised when on a cloudy day in February, we were able to spend a day totally immersed in art in Raleigh. The best part about it was that all of the art was free to visit.

Read More
How to Repair Your Camper Van or RV While Traveling

Repairing your van or RV yourself can save you a lot of money while traveling. Here is a list of the steps we took when we undertook the major repair of replacing our timing chain on our Sprinter. Following these steps can make any on-the-road DIY camper van or RV maintenance a little easier and more comfortable.

Read More
10 Essentials for Vanlife

When you live in a van, you not only have to travel light, you have to live light. It can be kind of hard when planning for vanlife to figure out what item will enhance life on the road. Here are 10 items that we love having in our van!

Read More
10 Essential Stops on the Southern Oregon Coast

We ended our Oregon Coast Highway 101 vanlife road trip on a high note on the southern border of Oregon. With rugged cliffs, natural arches offshore at Samuel Boardman Scenic Cooridor, 19th-century lighthouses at Cape Arago, and strange formal flower gardens that once belonged to a lumber baron at Shore Acres State Park, there are lots of great spots to discover in the southwestern corner of the state.

Read More
How I Make Extra Money While Traveling Full Time

We often get asked how we afford to travel in our Sprinter camper van. Here’s a list of apps we use to earn extra money while on the road, and our tips and tricks for how you can put a little more spending money in your pocket too.

Read More