Author Archives: Chris

Our Last Great Voyage through the Boonies: Kunming to Guilin

When the image loaded upon my computer screen, my eyes traced the line as it traveled left to right across the graph. It was anything but flat – the line spiked upwards at kilometers 100, 120, 200, and 300 at … Continue reading

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The Greatest Thing We’ve Sacrificed

Among the joys of travel, there is one aspect of our transitory lifestyle that has always been difficult: lack of community. By virtue of being on the move, we usually don’t know anyone in the places we’re traveling. There is … Continue reading

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How This Trip Would Be Different If We Were Women

I recently received a message on our facebook page from a fan who made a great point: We don’t talk about women enough. “I want to offer a critique as to your choice of article topics.  As two men traveling … Continue reading

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China: The Last Bike Tour Begins

“You’ve got to be kidding me” I said, eyeing the cop car pull up outside the hotel. The troop of Chinese officers who got out forced their way past the hanging curtain of the hotel’s front door like they were … Continue reading

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What’s in the Stare?

There it was again. The unnerving stare. The boy was peeping at me from the shadows of the doorway. How long had he been watching me this time? I raised my eyebrows and smiled at him. His inscrutable expression didn’t … Continue reading

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