Cancun: Arrival and Day 1

I know guys! I’ve been terrible about blogging here! I’m here for now. I’ll try to do updates every other Tuesday. We’ll see.   I arrived in Cancun midafternoon, excited but scared. Just before the exit I was accosted by a man wanting to give me brochures and help me find a transportation. I was… Read More »

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 brand 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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »