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Bucket list destinations – from Havana to Heaven

Patagonia Cycling

My bucket list destinations -Havana to Heaven What countries or cities would you like to see before you die? I know it seems morbid, but if you don’t plan for these things they may never happen. In this post (which includes some video content sponsored by Cuba Travel Network) I consider some of my bucket [...]

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Adventure Ideas: 10 Testing Charity Bike Rides

Family Cycling in Scotland

Are you feeling unmotivated and unchallenged? Did the New Year’s fitness craze and diet only last until January 2nd? Then you need a project. But what? OK, you could redecorate the house. You could learn to speak Mandarin and play the violin. But isn’t that all a bit…indoors?  How about casting your energies into the [...]

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13 Incredible Adventure Destinations for 2013

Adventure Destinations 2013

13 Incredible Adventure Destinations for 2013 At the Family Adventure Project we’re always on the lookout for good adventure destinations offering options for outdoor action, learning about the world and getting closer to nature. We’d love to visit them all; but unfortunately the demands of work and school and the constraints of our budget preclude [...]

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Adventure Ideas 8: Real Vietnam for families

Vietnamese Girls

Adventure Ideas 8: Real Vietnam for families Do you sometimes feel you spend time in a country yet never properly get it? Are you too busy being a tourist to pick up on the authentic and notice what the locals are doing? This week’s Adventure Ideas is the first of a new occasional series of ideas [...]

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Rivers, refugees and rhyolite – at Landmannalaugar

Road from Landmannalaugar Fjallabak Route

After a nervous but rewarding first day exploring the Icelandic interior in our trusty 4WD Dodge Durango, we head off on the Fjallabak route towards the tourist honeypot of Landmannalaugar. It’s the starting point for several of the most popular hiking routes in Iceland, but on the bleak night we visit, it’s overcrowded and apocalyptical. [...]

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To the interior and beyond…. 4WD adventure

4WD Dodge on Volcanic Landscape, Fjallaback Route

When we first arrived in Iceland I scoffed at all the great big 4WD trucks rolling off the ferry with their monster tyres, flight cases, jerry cans and strap-on spades. I thought we’d be fine in our lovely Ford Mondeo with our bikes on the roof and Thule box on the back. And we have [...]

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The spirit of adventure

Bikes on Horseback Patagonia

The spirit of adventure There’s an inscription on a rock on the southern part of the Carreterra Austral in Southern Chile. It’s dedicated to the pioneers who built that extraordinary road. It reads: “No importa la lluvia ni el frio Porque esto es un trabajo espirituale Y por eso siento orgulloso” Or in English: “It [...]

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Bikes, Boats and Moomin Summer Madness 2010

Moomins by bike

Bikes, Boats and Moomin Summer Madness 2010 Did you know 2010 is the Moomin’s 65th Anniversary? Yes, 65 years since Tove Jansson penned the first story that introduced me to the enchanting world of the Moomins.  So you can imagine how excited I was to discover that Moominworld actually exists, in a place called Naantali [...]

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The Italian Job: family cycle touring to Italy

The Italian Job

The Italian Job: Italy or bust Recessionary family cycle touring Pinched by the credit crunch, with unemployment rising and in the midst of a global economic crisis, 2009 doesn’t look like a great time to go travelling. But the idea of sitting at home scrimping, saving and worrying about what we’ll do if we lose [...]

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Pedalling Pilgrims: Cycling the Camino de Santiago

Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela

Cycling the Camino de Santiago Every year, for maybe a thousand years, thousands of people leave behind their material possessions, pack a few things into a small rucksack and head to Northern Spain to follow one of the ancient Pilgrim Routes to Santiago de Compostela. From what I’ve read, a pilgrim’s journey can be a [...]

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