East Coast US, Travels

Appalachian Adventures, part I: backpacking the Standing Indian Loop in North Carolina

I’ve never been much of a backpacker. I went about 3 times as a kid with my dad but – as you know if you’ve followed me for a while – he and I don’t get along. We never did. The result is that my sister and I wound up hating almost everything he ever… Continue reading Appalachian Adventures, part I: backpacking the Standing Indian Loop in North Carolina

Europe, Travels

Exploring Germany on Two Wheels, part II: Koblenz to Köln

Last week, I recounted the first half of our trip to Germany in May 2018. Today, I’ll pick up where I left off, which was in the town of Koblenz. Two days of biking down, two days to go! From Koblenz, we headed north towards our destination of Bad Honnef, a 57 km (35 mile)… Continue reading Exploring Germany on Two Wheels, part II: Koblenz to Köln

Europe, Travels

Exploring Germany on Two Wheels, part I: Ludwigshafen to Koblenz

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hated biking. Suffice it to say I had far too many bad childhood experiences for me to enjoy it. So when I moved away for college, I left my bike in my mom’s garage and really never looked back. But there always comes a point where it’s… Continue reading Exploring Germany on Two Wheels, part I: Ludwigshafen to Koblenz