Home Top

Tag Archives | photography

Machu Picchu

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu, and all of them sound like great options. We can ride the bikes out to Santa Teresa and then either ride or hike or take a taxi to the Hydroelectric dam…

Cusco, Peru

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


Cusco is a beautiful city from what I remember of my trip here 4 years ago. Sure I remember all the tourists and the shops and pushy sales people and massage therapists on the streets, but I also remember the…

Across southern Peru

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


After stopping for lunch in Nazca the town, we keep moving on the PanAm that has now turned east and climb up and out of the desert dunes to the high mountain plateaus of southern Peru.Not far out onto…

Lima, Peru

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


Lima is a city of 8 million plus people and from what I remember from a brief visit a few years ago, it was lovely.Other riders and ride reports have been warning us for months, suggesting we “avoid” Lima…

From Huaraz to the coast of Peru

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


In Huaraz we are able to catch up for a night with James from Pedaling for Pennies, a man riding from the USA to the bottom of South America to raise funds for cancer research. We have a nice dinner…

Icarus Complex

Read the original post and follow Blake El Explorador's overland adventures on their website: Lost on the way to the End of the World.


Fun is a relative term. That’s why some people’s favourite roads are what others would call “bad”. The road, to use the term loosely, to Batopilas from Urique is one of those roads I think everyone can agree is bad,…

Shop: ‘dare2go’ Photo Calendars

Read the original post and follow Dare2go's overland adventures on their website: dare2go.


It’s been relatively quiet here with updates recently, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been lazy… From our vast collection of photos, we have selected images to publish as PHOTO PRODUCTS for you to buy! Proceeds from this project will support…

Canyon del Pato, Peru

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


Canyon del Pato is one of those places that overlanders are all told to be sure to put on their “must see” lists. We decide to take a couple of days to ride the canyon and camp inside thanks to…

A Leap of Faith

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


The drive west on Highway 26 appears paved in gold. Lined with thousands of trees displaying a dozen shades of red and gold, the wet road reflects the multi-hued colors, creating the appearance of  a golden pathway leading to weekend…

All I Need

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


The rain pounded on the roof, wind gusts of over 60mph causing the camper to sway. A slight whistle sounded through the vent, even as our collective breathing fogged the windows. Pacific NW camping during a storm. An excellent idea!…

Cajamarca, Peru

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


We spend two nights in Cajamarca and try to make the most of it by seeing some of the town and the surrounding area.  It’s a lovely high mountain city surrounded by small villages and centuries of history. As with…

Leymebamba, Peru

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


The road to Chachapoyas was a two-lane asphalt road, and a great ride as it followed the curvy edges of a winding river. We left the river to climb some switchbacks to the town itself and stayed a couple of…

From the border of Peru to Chachapoyas

Read the original post and follow Sturgis Chick's overland adventures on their website: Sturgis Chick.


After crossing the border we head for the town of San Ignacio before stopping for the night. We wind up staying at a small hotel and parking our bikes in a private garage behind the hotel. It’s a little unnerving…

Lahemaa National Park

Read the original post and follow Follow The Hound's overland adventures on their website: FollowTheHound.


Lahemaa National Park is the largest in Estonia. It is a beautiful, serene place with a myriad of hiking options. With the bone-chilling arctic wind at our backs, we set off on a 25 KM hike into the land of…

A Getaway with the Parents

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


What do you get your parents for Christmas? That baffling question that rolls around once a year, just about this season. By the age of 77 and 80, Jim’s parents have acquired everything they really want or need. In an…

Drama on the Deschutes

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


Darkness had fallen by the time we pulled into camp. Immediately greeted by Ron and Dario, talking over eachother, regarding the “situation”. While still at the office I had received the text from Dario advising us that they had taken…

Clear Lake

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


The silence was deafening. And exactly what we were looking for. Day to day life had, in recent weeks, become exhausting. Yes, a certain amount of angst is simply due to restlessness in our quest to return to the road.…

A Weekend Away

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


“We’re sorry, but we’re not going to make it this weekend”. The words rang hollow as we prepared to head to the beach for a weekend of camping with friends. Barview Jetty was the destination to join our dear friends…

India on my Mind

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


I dream of travel. My nights are spent luxuriating on the beach in Mexico, eating my weight in SE Asian street noodles, being awoken long before dawn by the roar of an African lion. Sometimes my dreams aren’t quite as…

RED ROCK BURNOUT!

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


It can happen at anytime to anyone. Long term travelers succumb most easily because of the sheer intensity they experience regularly, but anyone can experience burnout. Whether it be cathedral/museum burnout on a two-week marathon through Europe, or, in my…

Hiking Moab

Read the original post and follow The Next Big Adventure's overland adventures on their website: The Next Big Adventure.


Ahhh, Moab. That fabled adventure town in Utah. Traveling in the heat in late May with two black dogs, we longed to hike the famous red rock canyons, but knew we needed to find something that allowed for shade and…