Category Archives: Travel Adventures

It’s Not All Glamour: A Day on the Bike in China

On the wonderful occasions that I get to reconnect with friends at home, I always ask the question: “So what’s new in your life?” With frustrating regularity, I receive the answer: “Oh, nothing you’d be interested in.  It’s not nearly … 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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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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Remembering Why We Travel

All I wanted to do was read my book. It was over a hundred degrees, I was tired from cycling, and I looked forward to getting lost into a novel for a few hours. While bicycling across Central Asia, my … Continue reading

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Our Month Long Battle to Enter the People’s Republic of China

  Prelude: Dushanbe We had been waiting all morning outside the Chinese embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Morgan glanced at his watch nervously. It was only 30 minutes before the embassy closed for lunch, and there were still three more people … Continue reading

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