Will London Transform Disused Train Tunnels Into Cycle Highways?

I typically don’t cover news on Jessie on a Journey unless I find it really interesting. This morning on The Guardian I read about a proposed project in London to transform the city’s disused train tunnels into cycle highways accessible […]

Colombia Travel: Exploring Bogota By Bike

Traveling through Cartagena and Medellin, I was told by locals and other travelers that while Bogota had a lot of culture, it was also a place you needed to watch your back. As I only had one full day in […]

Creating An Urban Cycling Culture: Interview With Urban Mobility Expert Mikael Colville-Andersen

urban cycling

One hot topic being discussed around the world is urban cycling and how cities are adapting to bikers and even fostering vibrant bike cultures. During a trip to Copenhagen, I had the pleasure of meeting Mikael Colville-Andersen, Urban Mobility Expert, […]

Kyoto Day Trip: Amanohashidate, Japan’s Scenic Sandbar

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While Kyoto, Japan, has much to offer travelers, a scenic day trip option is Amanohashidate. Also known as “The Bridge to Heaven,” it’s touted as one of Japan’s three most scenic areas. This is due to the 2.2-mile (3.6-kilometer) natural […]

A Quirky Ride: 9 Alternative Bike Experiences In Portland, Oregon

Hawthorne Bridge.

We all know Portland, Oregon, is a great city for biking, touted as the Cycling Capital of America. Once you’re there this immediately becomes apparent, as bike culture is everywhere. While visitors can easily rent a bike and explore the […]

Adventure Travel: Nancy Sathre-Vogel Of Family On Bikes Inspires Us To Grab Our Cycles And Hit The Open Road

family on bikes

Thinking about having a cycling adventure? Expert cycle traveler, published author, inspirational speaker and creator of Family on Bikes Nancy Sathre-Vogel talks about following your dreams, finding your passions and how cycling can enhance your travel experience (not to mention […]

Bus-Free Through India: Cycling “The Scotland Of Asia” To An Organic Farm


“Today you have the option of cycling 102 kilometers from here [Periyar] to Kannadipuzha,” Rattan, my Kalypso Adventures guide informed me. Did I look like Lance Armstrong? Still, I loved that he had faith in my fitness to think I […]

Bus-Free Through India: Cycling The Cardamom Trail

Anaerangal Lake

“Today we’ll be cycling the Cardamom Trail,” my guide, Rattan, tells me over breakfast. “It’s 91 kilometers (57 miles) from here to Periyar.” I almost spit out my coconut chutney-covered dosa. Do I look like Lance Armstrong? Rattan laughs. “We’ll […]

Bus-Free Through India: Cycling Kerala’s Culturally Immersive Canal Route

Canal Route India

For those who think cities in India are hectic, try cycling through them. Those whimsical rainbow-colored buses playing Mr. Softee music don’t seem so sweet when they’re barreling at you at 100 mph. Tuk tuks zoom past, their obnoxious honking […]