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Why is Rakkup So Awesome?

Full disclosure, I am a complete luddite when it comes to most advances in technology.  I had a dumb phone until just recently, and I still own an 87 VW golf (with an 82 diesel vanagon engine, to boot!), though that car is on its way out.   1,106 more words


Test Riders Needed

The next Pedal Portugal guidebook – ‘Cycling The Algarve’ – is on its way and I’m looking for test riders interested in trying out some of the routes. 421 more words

Cycling In Portugal

MamaHatch's Favorite Travel Planning Resources

Here are some of my favorite general travel planning resources, by category (and I will update as I get new favorites):

General travel:
TripAdvisor – take with a grain of salt, especially in the “forum” area, but it’s a great way to get a general sense of how a hotel is regarded, get room tips within those reviews. 563 more words


Oh Google Maps... Why, Why, Why?

Over the past few years I’ve spent many, many hours carefully putting together route maps for cyclists coming to Portugal and putting them on the… 440 more words

Cycling In Portugal

Best Australian guidebooks? Depends ...

One of the great services provided by the UW-Stevens Point International Programs office is its library of guidebooks and other resources. If you’re thinking about the Australia winterim 2015-16 trip, you can check out several guidebooks or videos and learn a bit more about what Australia has to offer. 378 more words

Bill Bryson

Literary Norfolk : Julian Earwaker & Kathleen Becker

Literary Norfolk by Julian Earwaker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘Literary Norfolk’ is fairly unique in the literary tourism titles that I’ve looked at thus far, as it focuses specifically on one area and explores it into great depth. 442 more words

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Barge Life: Maps and Navigation

Europe’s network of inland waterways usually provides multiple ways to get to the same place. With the choice of routes comes the dilemma: Which way should we go? 616 more words