Hidden Delights in South East France

In early September we left the French Alps to explore southeastern France, an area that neither of us had experienced previously. Our destination was the Luberon region in Provence, it is France at it’s finest. With a spectacular countryside of vineyards & orchards, fascinating villages perched right at the top of rolling hills, quaint markets,

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB)

In September we undertook the challenge of biking “The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB)”, a hiking and/or mountain biking circuit around Mont Blanc (4810m), the highest peak in Europe. The full tour is approx. 180 km in length and has an accumulated height gain and loss of around 8,000m. With 10 mountain passes, 7 valleys,

Wonders of the world in Italy

We have visited the Dolomites Three times this year during our travels around Europe. A destination needs to be pretty damn epic to bring us crawling back for more and more, it appears that the Dolomites has what it takes! The massive vertical cliffs, 3000m+ peaks, crystal clear water, technical bike tracks (hiking trails), world

The most amazing alps yet, The Swiss Alps!

On the last evening of Trail Days in Kransjka Gora we met a lovely Swiss couple (Nik and Daniela) who were camping in the same freedom camping area next to the river as us. Hana had been on a ride with Daniela as part of the Specialized Women’s Ambassador Rides so we got chatting. Daniela

Maintaining Happiness in the Van

Van life is an amazing experience & we pinch ourselves daily having this time & opportunity to do what we are doing right now. It no doubt looks amazing to the outsider looking in at our great adventure pics & the epic sunsets we have found along the way. For the most part van life

Rychlebske Stezky – Riding Bikes in Czech Republic

After a somber morning in Auschwitz, Poland, and while planning our next move to travel from Poland to the Czech Republic we stumbled across a cool little biking area, Rychlebske Stezky. It’s located in Czech Republic just across the border from Poland. If you are into biking, hiking or just being outdoors & amongst a

The glorious mountains in Slovakia, The High Tatra’s

The High Tatra Mountains are an epic mountain range located at the border between northern Slovakia and Southern Poland. Formed of Granite the Tatra’s rise out of the Carpathian mountain range to over 2500m. Everyone we talked to as we approached Slovakia recommended the Tatra’s as a must visit location. They did not disappoint! We

Grand Architecture, unique cultural traditions & incredibly tasty baked goods, Budapest

Budapest is a remarkable city to visit, the buildings range from beautiful, grand and immaculately kept to grungy, falling to pieces and riddled with bullet holes (some still unpatched). With the last Hungarian Revolution occurring in 1956 (where approx. 3000 were killed after a student demonstration escalated) and the Russians only leaving the country in 1991,

To Health & Happiness & ‘The Gut’

For some time now, we have both been very interested in the topics of health, happiness and how to get the most out of our bodies. Our journey down the health rabbit hole that seems to be gripping the world right now; think the banishing of refined sugars, paleo diets, high fat / low carb,