My first book is published!! It’s here and it’s real!

My first ever book has been self-published in print and 10 copies are lying on the table in my living room. (And it’s available on Amazon!)  I paid the UPS guy 11 zlotes for the extra taxes. At 8:24 am today. I am speechless. What an incredible blessing. To be able to take a project,Continue reading “My first book is published!! It’s here and it’s real!”

When a 1 week vacation can feel like 3: a bike, boat and sight-seeing tour of the Danube

(May 25th, 2014 at noon) On the train from Passau, Germany to Munich, I return from my first river cruise and bike-tour combo satisfied, well fed and simply happy. When Darren Alff from bicycletouringpro.com invited me to accompany him on this tour several months ago I would have never imagined that my 1 week holiday could feel soContinue reading “When a 1 week vacation can feel like 3: a bike, boat and sight-seeing tour of the Danube”

Barcelona TV – Info Polones, interview about the Ride to Read

***Follow this link to watch video (in Polish; subtitled Catalan) Spent a very enjoyable evening with Aneta from Info Polones conducting an interview about the Ride to Read for the local Polish TV spot. Thank you also to our lovely camera ladies for a very enjoyable and artsy evening! A few photos from today…

5 Life lessons I’ve learned as a bicycle traveller

This is the 3rd article from 3-part series written for Bicycle Touring Pro Find out just how philosophical bicycle travel can be – and the 5 life lessons I took away from my recent trip across Europe. Full article a sneak-peek: “Travel will always be about the journey within – as we pass through differentContinue reading “5 Life lessons I’ve learned as a bicycle traveller”

Cycling Safety and First Aid in 1887 – a must read!

Just came across this brilliantly helarious article, from Breton Bikes – a bike tour company operating tours in Brittany, France. They, in turn, have found this pearl in the Badminton Library. An excerpt: “Down hill on a bicycle the safest position is without doubt that in which the legs are placed on the handle-bar, asContinue reading “Cycling Safety and First Aid in 1887 – a must read!”

Bicycle Touring Pro – check out: “Ride to Read – cycling tales from Europe”

Part of the three-part series of articles I’m writing about the Ride to Read written for Bicycle Touring Pro. full article here a snippet: “There is so much to grasp in a new place: a few phrases in the local language, where and what time you can get food, how to find lodging and aContinue reading “Bicycle Touring Pro – check out: “Ride to Read – cycling tales from Europe””

Bicycle Touring Pro – check out “Ride to Read – the realities of a cycling fundraiser”

Here, an article I recently wrote for Bicycle Touring Pro about the fundraising aspect of the Ride to Read project, cycling solo across Europe and raising funds for World Literacy Canada. full article here. a snippet: “I was swamped with work and kept wishing that I could split myself into three to get it allContinue reading “Bicycle Touring Pro – check out “Ride to Read – the realities of a cycling fundraiser””

Cycling Catalunya (part I) – escaping the big city on a bike

“Long live the beautiful cities we’ve created, the countryside we’ve inherited and the space in between” Spain is a noisy country. Bachelors and costumed friends celebrate last evenings of solitary life well into the late mornings, kids shout and cry, dogs bark at litter picked up in a passing breeze. Densely built apartments offer sound-bitesContinue reading “Cycling Catalunya (part I) – escaping the big city on a bike”