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Zoom Meeting Backgrounds for the Journey Inspired

Sure, these uncertain times have us stuck indoors on conference calls, but that doesn’t mean the new norm for meetings can’t stop us from dreaming about future travels. 
April 23, 2020
Climbing Quartz Caves

Climbing Quartz Caves

Even after the night-ride to end all night-rides, it appears that there are certainly no easy roads in West Java. Just to get to the footpath to the climb-spot required a creeping, slog on the bikes through a maze of indecipherably deep mud puddles, courtesy a monsoon season that hasn’t quite left us.
April 06, 2020
Journey Through Jakarta

Journey Through Jakarta

It's hot, the downtown Jakarta traffic is flowing at an incandescent pace, and all that matters is not losing your line amidst the madness. It feels like the most dangerous ride of your life until a family of six flies past you, half of which are asleep. Somehow this eases your stress.
March 13, 2020
Pubs of the Scuttled

Pubs of the Scuttled

It’s not like we came to the Highlands to hit the pubs… but damn if they aren’t a great place to regroup. Or hide out from the rain. Or find some warmth from a nice iron, wood-fed fireplace. But most of all: to listen to some stories.
Historic Craftsmanship Meets Modern Style

Historic Craftsmanship Meets Modern Style

Through Roark’s exploration of Scotland and the unearthing of the country’s history, we found a unique opportunity to partner with Harris Tweed, premium wool tweed dyed and hand (or pedal) woven by the inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides.
November 18, 2019
Walking Speyside's Highland Whisky Train

Walking Speyside's Highland Whisky Train

First called uisge beatha, or, “water of life,” back in the late-1400’s, whether legally (or illegally due to royal taxation back in the day), whisky’s been warming bodies and souls ever since.
October 04, 2019