Romagna Mia: A Blissful Backyard Bike Tour

Remember when Sylva was thinking she could use a little routine in her life? Well that was last week. This week, Sylva’s off for a little, spur-of-the-moment bike adventure in her Italian backyard!

Presenting Roads Less Traveled

Recently, an Italian friend of mine noted sharing my recent bicycle tour experience and outlook on life is one of the best things I can do to make my society … Continue reading Presenting Roads Less Traveled

Ladies Can’t What?

Born in San Francisco in May 26, 1877 (some sources say May 27, 1878), Isadora Duncan was a trailblazer of sorts. Her unique dancing style established “major emphasis on the … Continue reading Ladies Can’t What?

As Easy As ABC: Alpi, Bici, Campeggi

Regretfully, I just finished Tom Robbins’ time-warping opus, Jitterbug Perfume. I never, ever wanted it to end but it’s kind of book-shaped lesson. Why? My time in Italy also nears … Continue reading As Easy As ABC: Alpi, Bici, Campeggi

Writing and Riding: To Phou Koun and Vang Vieng, Laos

Guess what we did next? If you guessed “ride bikes,” you are correct! You win your choice of three prizes: A truck full of pig carcasses (truck not included). A … Continue reading Writing and Riding: To Phou Koun and Vang Vieng, Laos

Writing and Riding: Waterfalls, Wats and Wildlife

We hop back on our dusty steeds in Luang Prabang, Laos — or rather a Tuk Tuk or our own two feet as we’re enjoying a rest day. What do … Continue reading Writing and Riding: Waterfalls, Wats and Wildlife

Riding and Writing: Chiang Dao & Chiang Mai, Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos

After sweating enough to quench the thirst of a whole stadium full of elephants, we up and went to a town named after them: Chiang Dao, or Elephant Mountain. Chiang … Continue reading Riding and Writing: Chiang Dao & Chiang Mai, Thailand to Luang Prabang, Laos

Writing and Riding: Nam Kok Boat Rides and Thaton, Thailand

“We have fresh bread!” A spunky, grandmotherly woman called from the doorway of a charming restaurant within stumbling distance of our guesthouse in Chiang Rai, Thailand. We’d all had a … Continue reading Writing and Riding: Nam Kok Boat Rides and Thaton, Thailand

Writing and Riding: Huay Xai, Laos Rest Day and Chiang Rai, Thailand

The sounds of Anne splashing in the pool (“Swimming is the best way to get rid of Lactic Acid in the muscles”) and the tap of my keys is all … Continue reading Writing and Riding: Huay Xai, Laos Rest Day and Chiang Rai, Thailand