Glorious mornings and bare butts in Canyonlands National Park

Driven by the urge to visit National Geographic night-time photography of deep valleys and barren lands against a black blanket of stars in real life, Canyonlands National Park was an obvious “must” on the road-trip itinerary. It’s only about two hours from Arches National Park, which is where we were driving from. Sure, distance wise it looks be an…

Bedrock is real and it’s in Utah.

Valley of the Gods really triggered our cravings for out-worldly rock formations. But now, erect rocks weren’t going to do the trick. No, the bar had been set too high. Rocks defying gravity? Now we’re talking! The drive to Arches National Park from Valley of the Gods takes about four hours. From previous research, we knew that it wouldn’t be possible to camp out there the…

Mountain biking the death road with a deadly hangover

After a week in San Pedro de Atacama I needed to start making my way back to La Paz in order to have ample time to spend in Rurrenabaque. Because, let’s face it. Bolivia’s Amazon was partly why I decided to venture out to this country in the first place. To get to the Bolivian capital from San Pedro you can either…