Family on Bikes

A Family Cycles from the Arctic to Patagonia


Boise, Idaho, USA
August 31
Our family of four (with 13-year-old twin boys) dreamed the impossible dream and reached the unreachable star! On March 21, 2011 we pedaled the final mile to arrive at the end of the world in USHUAIA, Argentina! We spent three years cycling 17,300 miles through 15 countries starting in Alaska to get there.


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JANUARY 31, 2012 5:19AM

Gatorade Angels: Random acts of kindness

triple bike with cardon cactus

It seems like everything in Baja is larger than life, including the Road Angels

We’ve met many Road Angels along the roads we’ve traveled. Hundreds of people have come out of the woodwork to help us out in more ways than I can count over the years we cycled the Americas… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 22, 2011 11:18AM

Raising kids in a fear-based society

It was 11:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. John and I were working at our computers in an otherwise empty room. The curtains were wide open, allowing the living room lights to penetrate freely into the darkness outside.

light coming from open door at nightAnd then there was a knock on the door.

John opened the door… Read full post »

Have you preordered your copy of What Were We Thinking? Bicycling the Back Roads of Asia – a book about our bike trip around Pakistan/India/Nepal/Bangladesh?  We’ve now got what we hope will be the final proof copies and are  hoping to release it within a couple weeks!

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MAY 13, 2011 1:19AM

Educational experiences: The best of the best

I was asked the other day about the best educational experience we’ve had during our travels. My mind started reeling through all the incredible places we’ve been - Taroko Gorge in Taiwan where we witnessed the amazing forces of Mother Nature… Bagan, Myanmar with hundreds of ancient stupas dott… Read full post »

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APRIL 29, 2011 1:27AM

What age is the best for travel?

What is the ideal age to travel with kids?  Travel now. However old they are. How’s that for ambivalent?

We’ve traveled with our boys since they were six weeks old and it’s all good – different throughout the ages to be sure, but good.  As I think back upon these… Read full post »

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APRIL 13, 2011 1:43PM

Belize: An Unexpected Surprise

Central America.  Two simple words.  Such powerful connotations.

It seems as though people have intense ideas about Central America.  For many, the words conjure up visions of violence and robbery.  For others, beautiful white sand beaches and fabulous coral reefs spring to mind.  And for me   Read full post »

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MARCH 28, 2011 2:52PM

Why go now? Taking children traveling

If I had a penny for every time someone told they hoped to head out to bike across the country once their kids have left the home, I would be a rich woman.  I’ve been stunned at how many people feel they need to stay home for eighteen years until… Read full post »

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MARCH 25, 2011 10:22AM

Elated and Deflated

It’s been four days now since we pedaled that final mile and crossed the finish line at the end of the world – and we haven’t fallen off the edge yet.  It’s been four days of whirlwind, four days of feeling prouder than I ever dreamed I could feel, four… Read full post »

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JANUARY 31, 2011 2:19PM

Mate: An Argentine tradition

Mate – it’s everywhere in Argentina.  The entire culture of the region is defined by that very commodity.  Hot water dispensers are in every store, baskets and leather cases are carefully designed to accommodate the mate paraphernalia.  Mate is a way of life.



A mate basket in Argentina


%IM… Read full post »