• Biking,  Fitness,  NYC

    Back in the City!

    So.. we’re back in the city! And what better way to experience the city than on a bike… with new wheels?! Here’s what El Niño looks like now (and then, with specs list). What’s changed? Wheels are Bora Ultra 35 (Reynolds RZRs…

  • Colombia,  Food,  South America,  Travel

    Must-try Eats in Colombia

    #1: Trucha or trout You’ll find this grilled delicacy in many parts of Colombia. In Salento, there are many famous shops that serve this in a stew with patacon.   #2: Sopas / Soups You may not expect this –…

  • Colombia,  South America,  Travel

    Colombia off the beaten path: Barichara!

    Travelers rave about Colombia’s Medellin, Bogota and Cartagena. However, the best parts of Colombia are well hidden in the hearts of their beautiful pueblos. Barichara rivals many towns to be Colombia’s most beautiful town, yet most people haven’t even heard of…

  • Colombia,  South America,  Travel

    Colombia Travel: An Overview

    When we left Colombia, we were not the same as when we arrived. At the beginning we were two backpackers avoiding the gazes and curious looks of locals, pretending that we knew our way around, and hoping that no one…

  • Biking

    Weight-Weenie-Worthy Bike Toolkit

    It seems a little crazy to spend hundreds if not thousands making your bike lighter, but then going on a ride and bringing a 100g+ multi-tool. Some folks don’t even suggest bringing a toolkit, but if you’re doing any kind…

  • Fitness,  Hiking,  Jordan,  Middle East,  Travel

    The Perfect Petra Plan

    Pointless Prologue We are particularly passionate about picturesque Petra primarily because of its perfectly pristine plaster pillars… just kidding. We are practically Petra prophets partly because of the phenomenal panoramas, plenitude of peace and perspective, and because of the perfect…

  • Middle East,  Travel,  Turkey

    2 days in Selcuk – Self-guided

    There’s no denying it – Selcuk was probably our favorite visit during our 8 days in Turkey. Here’s why: It is a laid-back town that doesn’t feel touristy It houses Ephesus (Efes), the second largest city in the Ancient Roman empire…

  • Hiking,  Middle East,  Travel,  Turkey

    Full day in Cappadocia – Self-guided

    From photos Cappadocia looks so otherworldly. Colored peculiar rock formations, mysterious cave churches and… hot air balloons.  Cappadocia is almost certainly a must-do when visiting Turkey.  With a full day, you can get some hiking in, explore different areas and…