“Oh powerful Maximón, help me with all of my actions and with any dangers that may arise that I may need assistance. If I need help in matters of love, you will draw the one I love closer to me. If it be business, that I will be successful. If it be enemies, that you… Read More Interesting: Did you know that there is a philandering, liquor-swilling, and chain-smoking Guatemalan Saint of Vice?
Tucked away high in the mountains north of El Tunco beach on El Salvador’s wave-lashed Pacific coastline, the waterfalls of Tamanique were a true highlight of our time in El Salvador. Quiet and uncrowded (when we were there anyway!) – these incredible falls are a must-see for anyone finding themselves winding their way up this… Read More Guide: Tamanique Waterfalls, El Salvador (Plus Photos and Map)
A simple, half-day trip from Antigua – Pacaya volcano is an ideal way to spend an afternoon. We organised it on a whim, we had had a couple of weeks of consistent rain and now that the weather was (kind of) better, we decided to go for it! My legs were still very sore from… Read More Volcano Hiking: The Devil’s Marshmallows – Volcano Pacaya, Guatemala
(This is part one of a two-part story. Read about Volcano Pacaya here!) How many people can say they have felt their tent shake as the volcano next door spewed ash and lava into the night sky? I couldn’t have done. Until that is exactly what happened when Candace woke me in the middle of… Read More Volcano Hiking: Sleeping with Fire – Volcano Acatenango, Guatemala
Ever since I was a 9-year-old boy watching the Star Wars remastered movies in the cinema with my Dad, I have had Tikal in my head – I just didn’t realise it! That scene at the end of ‘A New Hope’ when the X-wings take off from the jungle, fly past exotic looking stone towers,… Read More Travel/Photos: The Ruined Mayan city of Tikal, Guatemala. This is Why it Blew Me Away.
A lot of my blogs are text based. So for this one I’ll let the photos speak for themselves with just some little captions to fill in the blanks. This little trip through Belize was a part of our much larger trip starting in Calgary, Canada. Crossing the Rocky Mountains before dropping into the Pacific… Read More Bicycle Touring Belize. Photo blog (2019)
Although we flew into Cancun, we had little to no interest in actually seeing the city, so we spent just two nights at a great little B&B just south of the main town to give us a day to prepare. This actually worked out well because the US security services had unpacked our bicycles during… Read More Travel Story: Bicycle Touring the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Having left Calgary three weeks previously, it was time to head into the USA and finally dip our feet in the Pacific Ocean! For those that want to follow our trip from start to finish, make sure to read Parts One, Two, and Three of the ride first if you haven’t already. After a very… Read More Cycle Touring the Pacific-Northwestern USA. Coffee, beer, and lots of trees!
Please read parts one and two first if you haven’t already! Leaving Revelstoke behind us, we pedalled into the watery dawn light, headed west once again. The first part of our journey that day, we wound our way through a series of lakeshores as we followed the Eagle River down towards central British Columbia. We… Read More Canada Bicycle Touring. Part 3 (2019)
If you haven’t already, please read Part One first! After leaving Golden, British Columbia, The next section of our journey took us north along the Columbia river with a return of the gorgeous sunshine, and we enjoyed a pleasant morning heading towards a town called Donald. An unusual name for a place in my opinion,… Read More Canada Bicycle Touring. Part 2 (2019)