Bits of Bavarian beauty

Here are a few last gems from my trip to Bavaria, which was saturated with moments of breathtaking beauty that were irresistible to my camera lens. From towering forests: Sweeping scenes: Sparkling mountain lakes: And the smallest little details that added sweetness (wild strawberries that I snacked on on my hike) and marvel (giant snails!), and pleasing aromas … More Bits of Bavarian beauty

80 miles in the Cotswolds: Slow, sweaty, smiling (while sometimes silently swearing)

Sunday morning dawned bright and beautiful, with only a hint of ominous clouds in the distance. Caley is part of the Cowley Road Condors Cycling Club, and she told me they had a “superfun 75ish k ride through the Cotswolds.” “It says it is not going to be hilly” she reassured me. Lies, all lies. … More 80 miles in the Cotswolds: Slow, sweaty, smiling (while sometimes silently swearing)

The lazy-person’s 10-step guide to urban microadventuring

It is a challenge to maintain the diametrically opposed identities of “laziest person ever” and “enthusiastic cyclist/eager adventurer.” Thankfully, I have sorted out a system to neatly integrate these two using this special step-by-step guide to lazy microadventuring. Step 1: Prepare to adventure. Take off your fluffy dressing gown and cozy slippers and put on … More The lazy-person’s 10-step guide to urban microadventuring