Posts tagged Travel
How to Charge Your Devices While Bike Touring

There are a lot of creative ways that bicycle travelers have devised for keeping their devices charged while touring. This summer when we biked around Lake Superior, we opted for a dynamo hub to generate power while we were riding. From the dynamo hub, we charged portable power banks from Outdoor Tech so that we could charge our phones, camera, or Garmin watches at night when we weren’t riding.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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How to Wash Your Hair in a Camper Van

Since we don’t have shower in our van,  we’ve had to get creative about is washing our hair. After a year of van dwelling, we’ve tried many do showerless hair washing methods. Here’s our guide to keeping your hair clean and how you can wash your hair while living on the road. 

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How We Shower While Living in a Van

One of the questions that are we most frequently asked is how we shower while living in our camper van. Here’s how we clean up when we don’t have access to showers, and how we find free or low cost showers while living and traveling full time in our camper van conversion. 

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The Gunnison Route: Hiking into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Most people who visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park stay above the canyon walls, but for the intrepid and hiker, hiking into the inner canyon is a wonderful and intimate way to experience the canyon. We opted to take the short but very steep Gunnison Route down to the Gunnison River. Here’s our guide to hiking into the Black Canyon.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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