The train and ferry journeys to France were thankfully quite uneventful but did highlight just how much stuff we have and how heavy it is … and/or just how feeble I am having spent two years behind a desk. It was a very long day of hauling panniers and bikes on and off trains, across […]

We arrived at Heathrow and anxiously waited for our luggage – our fingers were crossed that the $2 shop Chinese laundry bags tied up with washing line had held up to the job and that the bike boxes were in one piece and and not spewing bike parts. A big sigh of relief as they all […]

After Denver we headed over to Eugene to pick up our Bike Friday bikes and some camping bits and pieces from Backcountry Gear. Unfortunately, this meant another run through LAX airport. We thought that at least it was domestic travel and we were physically in the right time zone this time … but no better […]

‘The Husband’ has joined the creative endeavour that is this blog. Below is his inaugural post … Mere days away from departure on Cyclopolitans Trip 2.0 I managed to complete knitting my very first jumper! This had been 18 months in the making – but spurred on by the Etsy-like industry of The Wife who was frenziedly sewing […]

It’s been action packed since we arrived in Denver. After a day of recovery, we launched into UTVing, yard clearing, shopping, gambling and skiing! UTVing – I’d never heard of this before and I have to admit it was not my favourite activity but I can now put a tick in the ‘been UTVing’ box. […]

The leaving of the apartment and NZ was structured and organised with a hint of last minute chaos and panic. In the last few days, both the Husband and I had emergency dental work. The Husband had an infected broken tooth extraction and spent the last week on antibiotics with a strict ‘no alcohol’ clause! […]

So the big news I promised ….. officially announced … We’re going traveling on bicycles again! I suppose it was inevitable – once you’ve tasted freedom and seen the other side, it’s difficult to go back to the grindstone on a permanent basis. I’m sure it wouldn’t suit everyone but for me I prefer physical […]