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Top 10 Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

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Waterton Lakes National Park sits just across the border from Glacier National Park in the United States. With beautiful lakes, jagged mountains, thrilling hiking trails, and a small town to explore, this is a smaller, laid-back version of Glacier National Park. Hiking and biking are popular things to do here, as well as some experiences you wouldn’t expect to have …

Ironman Italy

Racing Ironman Italy

Julie Italy 10 Comments

Ironman Italy is destination racing at its finest. Swim in the Adriatic Sea, cycle past pink flamingoes and through Sangiovese vineyards, and then run through a charming coastal town. What a spectacular setting for a race! Add in its location near popular spots like Venice, San Marino, and Florence, and this makes a great destination to combine Ironman triathlon racing …

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge

Cycling Across the Golden Gate Bridge

Julie United States 6 Comments

Cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge was one of our favorite experiences in San Francisco. We are always on the search for adventure, and by joining the holiday crowds on a July 4th weekend, this was a bit on the crazy side. Throw in some fog, some wind, and just enough hills to keep things interesting, and you’ve got yourself …

Tim Rivenbark Ironman

Racing Ironman Barcelona

Julie Spain 2 Comments

Tim and I have been competing in triathlon races for years. The farthest we ventured from home was Florida, competing in Ironman Florida in 2009 (Julie) and 2010 (Tim). Both of us have dreamed about racing in Europe. But it seems so far to travel, just for a triathlon. In the summer of 2015, Tim expressed interest in racing Ironman Barcelona. …

French Riviera and Provence Itinerary

10 Day French Riviera and Provence Itinerary

Julie France, Itinerary 17 Comments

The south of France…the land of beautiful coastal cities, glitzy beaches, vineyards, lavender, and one of the world’s best cuisines.  This is where the rich and famous come to relax and party. It is a land of luxury, with yachts dotting the shorelines, fancy hotels in every city, and epic parties you read about in magazines. If you get your …

Cycling Marlborough Wine Region

Island Hopping New Zealand Style

Julie New Zealand 2 Comments

Our travels in New Zealand started in Queenstown on the South Island. April in New Zealand is autumn…chilly nights, changing leaves, cooler temperatures. As the weather got colder, we slowly moved north, trying to stay ahead of the cooler temperatures. Over the course of two weeks we gradually moved north into slightly warmer temperatures, traveling from Queenstown up to Wanaka …

Cycling Li River Valley with kids

Cycling the Li River Valley from Xingping, China

Julie China 7 Comments

This is what draws people from around the world to Yangshuo, China: the towering, leafy limestone peaks along the Li River. Yes, we loved Yangshuo, but it is great to get out into the surrounding countryside for at least a day if your schedule allows. We chose to visit the small town of Xingping, located just a half an hour …

Bagan Sunset Photo

Cycling Around the Temples of Bagan

Julie Myanmar 19 Comments

Bagan, Myanmar is one of Myanmar’s most famous destinations for tourism.  There are many ways to explore Bagan’s many temples, either by bike, by taxi, by scooter, or by big tourist bus.  In our opinion, Bagan is the perfect place to explore by bicycle.  The streets are relatively quiet, there are great sandy roads that take you to villages and …

Cycling Swaziland

Cycling with Zebras in Swaziland

Julie Swaziland 3 Comments

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a very small country located entirely within South Africa. Swaziland is a monarchy, ruled by King Mswati III. Sadly, this country has the highest HIV infection rate in the world, with 27% of adults infected with HIV. It is a poor country, with many people living in one room cinder block houses or in slums. …

Sandhamn Sweden

A Day Trip to Sandhamn, Sweden

Julie Sweden 2 Comments

There are 30,000 islands that make up the archipelago of Stockholm. These small islands dot the shoreline of Sweden, separating the city of Stockholm from the Baltic Sea. About 150 of these islands are inhabited year round, and several make a great day trip from Stockholm. The most popular islands to visit are Grinda, Vaxholm, Svartso, and Sandhamn. These islands …

Mountain Biking Peru

Mountain Biking, a Broken Hand, and a Trip to a Peruvian Clinic

Julie Peru 2 Comments

Tim and I went mountain biking through the sacred valley of Peru in 2012 with a company called “Gravity Peru.”  We met up with our guide, Chet, in Ollantaytambo. Tim and I packed up all of our bags, and ourselves, into Chet’s small, banged up car that already had three bikes in the trunk. He had a driver so we …

Cycling Mont Ventoux France

Cycling Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence

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Mont Ventoux is one of the most famous mountains in Europe. It is featured in many Tour de France races, appearing every several years as one of the great climbs of the race. The history and the drama that has unfolded on this mountain is legendary. For cyclists, both amateur and professional, Mont Ventoux is a climb that makes the …