Sicilian Scrapbook: Notes and ObservationsWhat follows are a series of notes and observations, the things that caught my eye, surprised me, impressed me.

By the way, I’m going to Italy… (and I can’t afford it)

Musings on travel preparation, lack thereof and, oh yeah, what I’m going to do with the rest of my life. (more...) [7 comments]


Here’s What You Learn When You Do the Things You’re “Bad” At

And it’s worth it, even if sometimes you end up with stitches in your face. (more...) [6 comments]


This is What It’s Like to Live in A Sprinter Van for 11 Weeks

Also could be titled, this is what it’s like to drive 5,000 miles and live in a sprinter van for 11 weeks with two smelly boys and eight bicycles… (more...) [2 comments]

Photo: Sean Leader

Out of the Pacific Northwest…and Into the Desert

It’s kind of like out of the forest and into the frying pan, literally. (more...) [5 comments]


View From My Office: Pemberton, BC

As with most things that require a weekly commitment, I have flaked out on my View From My Office Series. BAD, BAD ME. (more...) [3 comments]


You’re Not Ready (to race, or travel, or follow your dreams)

For some things, you’ll never be ready. (more...) [13 comments]


Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Other Minor Annoyances

Life on the road is not all late-night campfires and beautiful sunsets over the open road. Sometimes you contract a mysterious flesh-eating infection. (more...) [5 comments]


Danger in Durango (Also titled, Risk Assessment FAILS)

I’ve recently accepted that I might be bad at risk assessment and this post is about that. (more...) [8 comments]