Merino Wool: Some First Thoughts

I’ve spent a lot of time researching gear for my trip, and one of the things I’ve come across as an option is merino wool. I bought some icebreaker┬ábrand shirts and one pair of pants, and was able to try them out recently on a trip where I was travelling extremely lightweight. Here are a […]

Travelling Responsibly

When I consider my trip, it’s important to me that I try to travel responsibly, without doing too much harm in the places that I visit. It can be tricky. When you’re in a new place trying to figure out all the rules it can be so easy to get caught up in the excitement […]

Reasons to Travel by Bike

A bicycle tour wasn’t the most obvious choice for me. I haven’t ridden a bike in years, I get lost ridiculously easily, my skin burns quickly, and mosquitoes (and sometime other bugs too!) love me. Nonetheless, after considering various options I decided a bicycle tour is the best choice for me. Here are some of […]

My Vague Route Plan

Sorry, a bit of a late update this week! I’ve been sick. Some of you may have noticed that I took down the route map I used to have up. This is partially because my route has changed and partially because I moved the dates and I can’t predict what places will become dangerous to […]

Japan Memories

This week I’m going to write a bit about some good memories I have from Japan that I can’t make a full post out of. I have a couple of posts lined up about my favorite days as well, so keep an eye out for those! (Warning: photo heavy post)   A collage I made […]