Wo-man’s Best Friend

Contributors: Iris Joschko and Zuri Cycling round a beautiful country full of rolling hills, shimmering lochs, dramatic mountain ranges and breath-taking views all with your best friend – my dog Zuri. The most beautiful way to travel and truly embrace a country and its unique people. As travelling companions, Zuri and I could not be …

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Travel Without Moving? Become a Host on Warmshowers!

Contributors: Paul and Natt Hamon Originally Published in Bicycle Thailand in 2016, Updated 2020 My wife and I have been hosting bicycle tourists for a night at our property since 2015.   The touring cyclists we host have the opportunity to camp in a cool, dry place (if it looks like rain is imminent) or …

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Leaving Open, Honest and KIND Feedback

You’ve just had a fantastic experience on the road being hosted by a wonderful Warmshowers user. Or you just hosted the most interesting user on an epic cross-country tour. Now, it’s time to leave feedback on their profile.   Leaving positive feedback for an excellent host or guest is easy. But what happens when your experience …

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Homemade Heroes

Contributor: Marcus Macdonald Lying prone on a sack of maize, hitchhiking in the back of a truck in Mozambique, I decided that I needed a new way of travelling. In Malawi, I bought a second-hand bicycle for seventy-five US dollars and a pair of Royal Mail panniers. For better or worse, when I was in …

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Mostly Heaven on Earth

Contributor: Mick Elmore I gave Hell a miss. Heading south to Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Dexter-Pinckney Road, I saw a sign that it was only about 30 kilometers out of the way. I stopped and thought about it. I had detoured further on the trip, including 45 kilometers from Appleton to Green Bay in Wisconsin …

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A Bicycle Named Claud

Contributor: Lorraine Lambert Everyone needs a Covid lockdown project. Whilst I may not have been doing much cycle touring recently, I’ve definitely been gainfully employed in (many, many) other projects. I don’t know about anyone else but, my ‘to do’ list has never been so clear! It’s even got to the point that I write …

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