Indiana June is the main character in a real-life Pick-A-Path Adventure story.
She is cycling the globe and letting people vote to decide what she does next.
Her fate is in your hands so get voting to choose how the story unfolds.
Don George: Finding a small truth that illuminates the larger truth.
One of the most powerful talks at TBEX Dublin was a man with 25 years experience as a travel writer and editor, Mr Don George.
He disarmed us when he took an official break to wipe the sweat fro... read more.
Ireland 2013: From twee to tweet
I cycled away from Dublin two years ago but returned last week, curious to see how things had changed.
I flew to Dublin for the TBEX conference, the world’s largest gathering of online travel bl... read more.
NYC: Up close with THE lady of liberty
I was voted to bodypaint myself in the NZ flag and visit the Statue of Liberty so I contacted local bodypainters (it's a proper profession here), I posted a job ad on TaskRabbit and I talked to ar... read more.
The perks of working in Silicon Valley
What is the coolest perk you've ever received at your workplace?
Fancy chocolate biscuits?
A 10kg ham? (I was given this by an Irish employer once!)
Silicon Valley takes it ... read more.
Day 1-4: OutTrippin in San Francisco
It's hard to believe I've only been in San Francisco for a few days, here's a snapshot of what's been going on.
Bagels eaten: 3Straight hours spent pitching OutTrippin: 11Sailing races witnessed:... read more.
What happens when superheroes retire?
Have you ever wondered what happens when superheroes hang up their capes and retire?
How do they readjust to 'normal life' after leaping tall buildings and fighting crime? Do they get a dog, li... read more.
Wishing you a Berry Christmas
I didn't realise it as a kid, but Christmas in New Zealand really is a schizophrenic experience.
On one hand you have sun-filled days spent at the beach, you eat bbqs + salads and you're tucke... read more.
Buenos Aires: Every wall is a canvas
When I first visited Buenos Aires in December last year I remember my first impression was that it was like Barcelona but with half the rules and twice the graffiti.
To fit in here, physical expr... read more.
Buenos Aires: Porteños & passion
Argentinians are famous for being passionate, meat
eating, polo playing, tango dancing, beautiful night owls - and
Porteños (from Buenos Aires) embody the extremities of this
S... read more.
Give me a T-A-N-G-O
When you arrive in Buenos Aires there are a few things that are
impossible to avoid… Inflation, dog poo and thankfully, the
So what is the official definition of the Tango?
tan·go... read more.
Holy ravioli revelations
For my birthday in Buenos Aires this year, I decided to have a
pasta making party.Who knew making ravioli from scratch
could teach me so much about life.
Here are the 10 lessons I learned f... read more.
Masa Critica: Movements that move me
Times I rang my bell: 165
Pot holes I hit:43
People riding with a potplant on their head:
------------------------------------------------------------------------... read more.
A fabulous fortnight in Buenos Aires
Sitting on the balcony of my Buenos Aires apartment I am
reflecting on the past fortnight and embracing the last bit of hug
left in the waning winter sun. These little quiet moments have
... read more.
Who's the Argentinian New Girl? It's Indy
I love living in Buenos Aires but sometimes I need a break from
the madness of a place that feels like Spain - but with half the
rules and twice the graffiti. When I have one of these over... read more.
Buenos Aires: Oh oh, who hit the SHUTDOWN button?
When I wake up I'm looking into Nick's eyes. Something is
definitely wrong, I didn't go to sleep opposite this man and now he
is looking at me with that oh too familiar frame of face. Part
... read more.
NZ: Indy's exclusive video interview
Ahead of my flight to Argentina on Sunday, I put a call-out on
twitter and facebook for questions. I had a great response and the
result is Indy's first video interview. We cover everything fr... read more.
Where do I live? Right here in the moment
Every second person asks me where I'm from but perhaps the more
pertinent question is: Where do I live?
Before starting my pick-a-path adventure I used to
spend far too much time living in ... read more.
An insurance story with a happy ending
If you've been following my adventures, you'll know it's been a
bumpy ride, like when I was robbed, mugged and stolen from in
Before the trip I looked at lots of insurers bu... read more.
Slip slap sloppy in Sydney
I've spent the last wonderful week in Sydney, Australia catching
up with family and old friends.
The reality of 8 months travelling the world on a bicycle has
finally caught up with my ... read more.
Chocolate cycle: From bean to bar to blog
Where does chocolate come from? Does it grow on trees complete
with a metallic wrapper to protect it?
My chocolate education started on the streets of Ecuador, when I almost ran over two peo... read more.
Wrapped in a beach blanket in Babylon
Chance is a wonderful friend if you're willing to accept her
outstretched hand and follow her blindly when she shows up.
My latest encounter with chance lead to me attending an
incredible... read more.
San Francisco: Where eating is sport
I'm about to reveal three sweet-tooth experiences I had the
pleasure of devouring while in SF. Just reading these stories could
increase blood sugar levels to dangerously high levels so please... read more.
Galapagos Part 3: To Floreana Island
On San Cristobal Island they hand-harvest and export 200 tonnes
of coffee every year but everyone drinks the 'Colombian' stuff...
It's a crying shame for those of us who lo... read more.
Galapagos Part 2: San Cristobal
Sea lions litter the esplanade of San Cristobal. Like drunken
louts they lie passed out in awkward positions wherever they fall
on the boardwalk and beachfront each evening.
I kept c... read more.
Going bananas for peanuts in Cuenca
Before this trip I was a BIG fan of bananas but after two weeks
of eating them sweet, savoury, for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner
and as a snack, I've hit my limit. Plus, we've had the monot... read more.
Flat road, long days & fairytale romance
MONTANITA TO BELLENITA
Distance cycled: 55km
After having a night on my own in Montanita I cycled further
down the coast of Ecuador to the beau... read more.
Montanita: Tantrums in the surf
Check out my little $10 a night bungalow below in Puerto Lopez.
I sat, singing, swinging and typing in my aqua blue hammock chair,
the palm frond roof shielding me from unbearable heat which w... read more.
Day 5-7: Chilling out and Carnaval
DAY 5: Camarones to Esmeraldas
Distance cycled: 15km
The quick pace of our cycle tour means we're on the road at
7.30am each morning and normally don't arrive at our destination
until af... read more.
Horse 'n Cart-agena (Colombia)
The adventure continues in Cartagena, Colombia as Indy is voted
to take a horse and carriage ride around the walled city with her
friends Becky, Adam, Brenda and a horse called Pepe. Click... read more.
Indy's Top 10 Tips for cycle tour gear
1. DRY SACKS: Heaven is a dry nights sleep after a long wet
I have three dry bags that I pack into my ortlieb panniers. One for my sleeping bag,
down jacket and mattress. The other... read more.
Lost City video: 5 days squeezed into 4 minutes
This video documents a 5 day trek in the Colombian Jungle to
find the Mayan Lost City of Ciudad Perdida. River crossings, hill
climbs, medical dramas and ancient civilisations... it's more... read more.
Taganga: Coconuts & the Carribbean
Ever wondered how long it takes for a coconut to float from the
Carribbean to the coast of Ireland?
Approximately 15-16 months, considerably longer than the 5-6
months it took Indiana J... read more.
It's the people that make the places
I received a comment yesterday, from Kate
Lord, a fellow cycle nut who while cycling from Istanbul to
Norway broke her leg in three places doing an (unsuccessful) sky
dive. Sadly her trip was... read more.
My fave pic: Hair nets & biscuits
I recently did an interview with Foto Ruta in Buenos Aires and
they asked me which photo I'd taken that I was most proud of during
the trip. I've taken thousands of photos so narrowing it to o... read more.
Fake it 'til you make it: How I tricked myself into cycling the globe
Yesterday I used the 'reach-back-and-hope' suntan lotion
application technique. It left a 1cm strip along the line of my
muscle shirt exposed (minus the muscles) and my skin now resembles
a p... read more.
Road rules to (hopefully) live by in Argentina
This morning I saddled up, ready to cycle to San Antonio De
Areco in search of my inner gaucho (cowgirl). Rather than risking
my life on the shoulder of the national highway with a peleton of
... read more.
3 things I learned on 2 wheels in 2011
Riding a bicycle for hours on end does weird things to your
brain. On a good day you find yourself slipping into an almost
meditative state where your head is clear and life seems gloriously
... read more.
The spectacular Teatro Colon and stringy gooey cheesey heaven
"In the early part of the last century the vast quantities
of meat and grain that Argentina exported to the world made it a
country of colossal wealth. Completed in 1908 and occupying an
enti... read more.
Polo day: Hockey on horseback & delicioso Argentine Asado.
One of the most common questions I'm asked when I meet someone
here is: De donde es? (Where are you from?) To which I
reply: Soy de Nueva Zelandia and normally their face
lights up and the ne... read more.
Buenos Aires: Witness to a hit and dash
In Buenos Aires, not speaking Spanish or knowing the customs
makes the most trivial chore quite complex and time consuming,
often requiring multiple attempts for success. I've been here two
w... read more.
Eat Plants. Make Friends. Be Merry.
Asado, Parilla, Empanada, Carne, Pollo, Milanesa … Two
weeks in Buenos Aires has extended my Spanish vocabulary but most
of the words I've learned seem to describe meat! There's an
abundance ... read more.
Indiana June needs a helping hoof this Christmas
Over the past four months the Indiana June pick-a-path adventure
has seen me cycle more than 3000km over three continents, doing
everything from inseminating sows on a pig farm in Limerick... read more.
Finding the fun in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is like an onion with layer upon layer of fun
things to do - you just need to know how to peel it. Here are four
things I recommend giving a go...
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Spanish lessons: Before I walk I must crawl like a bebe
uno: Tongue gymanstics and
I arrive at Road2Argentina in Recoleta at 4.30pm for my
first language lesson with Interspanish. The plan is to do a two
week, two hour ... read more.
Plaza de Mayo: Banging drums and swearing in a president
Argentinians sure like to bang a drum and I got to see a whole
lot of it today when Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was sworn in as
president for a second term. (She's the first female
p... read more.
Buenos Aires: Facing my fears = plenty of tears
Considering how much I've travelled, I thought arriving in a new
country like Argentina wouldn't be scary at all - how wrong I was.
The best way to describe how It feels to be plonked in the m... read more.
Wonder-weird: Innovative plastic bag storage
People do weird things. People do wonderful things. When these
two collide the result is often a character quirk that deserves to
be shared with the rest of the world. One such quirkster is my... read more.
From France to Spain and from Weeping to Wooping
Distance cycled: 92km
Number of times I fell off my bike: 1
Times I wooped on the downhill: 11
Times I weeped on the uphill: 14
From the moment I opened my eyes and saw the sunrise f... read more.
Portrush to Cushendall: Dangling by a rope
Distance cycled: 64km
Times I had to use the 'granny' gear up a hill:
Number of people allowed on the bridge at a
Number of Amercians who annoyed me today: 4
Dubbed as th... read more.
Glenties to Crolly: There's music in the water
Distance cycled: 51km
Number of Enya 'A day without rain' albums sold: 15 million
Number of roadworkers I had to talk my way past: 5
Lowlight: The skies opening 20 min before I reached the camp... read more.
Clonbur to Westport: Keeping a close eye on things
Distance cycled: 57km
Number of touring cyclists I passed: 9
Number of scones eaten: 3
Number of old women who congratulated me: 7
Highlight: Cuddling a sheepdog puppy
Lowlight: Realising I h... read more.
Mount Gable and a Friary: Flying solo
To see more photos click here.
Due to the nature of this trip I have to tell my story on a daily basis and the one thing that most people can't believe is that I'm doing it on my own. Solo travel... read more.
Galway to Clonbur: If the walls could talk
Distance cycled: 51km
Number of times I saw a wall being kicked: 32
Pieces of peanut butter toast consumed: 4
Time I've been called 'June' in the last 24 hours: 5
Total length of stone walls ... read more.
Listowel-Lehinch-Doolin-Inisheer-Moycullen: What to wear?
Distance cycled: 156km (split over a few days)
Number of babies born on Inisheer in 2010: 9
Number of ballerinas busking in Galway: 12
Lowlight: Losing my camera and not realising I had left i... read more.
Listowel: Been there, got the t-shirt!
The Irish have the best of intentions. In fact, I'd say the average Irish man and woman has moon-walking, marathon-winning, heart-surgery performing abilities if he or she doesn't stop for 'one' p... read more.
Tralee: Pouring the perfect pint
I arrived in Tralee for the penultimate event of the year, not The Rose of Tralee but the Pouring of the Perfect Pint by Indiana June.
Guinness is an Irish Stout beer that has been brewed at St J... read more.
Dingle to Castlegregory: Life-saving kindness
Distance cycled: 47km (Over Conor Pass!)
Height of Conor Pass: 1300ft
Number of photos I took of Fungi that ended up just being water: 17
Price of a pint of Guinness in 1960: 8 pence
Price of ... read more.
Distance cycled: 6km
Number of days it took me to get to Skelligs: 4
Percentage of people sick on my boat: 18%
Lowlight: Overhearing a tourist say 'Oh, it's just more of the same.' When he saw ... read more.
Cahersiveen & Church Island: Surfing in all weather
Distance covered: 0km
Number of ancient forts visited: 2
Fresh shrimp consumed (10 min out of water): 7
Times I won LUDO: 1
Times I swore I hated LUDO: 5
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Glenbeigh: Feet up with a cuppa
Distance covered: 20 metres (to the local café)
Number of people sleeping in my room: 4
Consecutive days my shoes have been wet: 3
Cups of tea consumed: 6
Number of raindrops that fell: 198875... read more.
Ballinskelligs: Basking in the creative light
Distance covered: 32km
Rainbows spotted: 2
Times I was 'found' playing hide and seek:
Number of artists that have had residence in
Spoonfuls of powdered pota... read more.
Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen: Not the island I was expecting
Distance covered: 54km
Number of people I saw paddling wheelie bins: 4
Bugs in my tent at this exact moment: 14 (that I can see)
Number of gannets on Little Skellig Island each summer: 52,000
... read more.
Abbeyfeale to Killorglin: Pucking hard work!
Distance covered: 59km
Hours the plastic bags on my shoes kept the rain out: 3
Number of people on stilts: 2
Number of times I was called an Australian: 4
Lowlight: Coming face-to-face with th... read more.
Granagh to Abbeyfeale: This little piggy went to a piggery
Distance covered: 46km
Births witnessed: 1
Jelly snakes consumed: 8
Highlight: Bonding with bacon
Lowlight: The realisation that a cycle tan is from the knee to the mid thigh. Sexy!
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Birr to Granagh: Miles and miles of smiles
Distance covered: 110km (My legs are no longer speaking to me.)
Number of waves I received from tractor-driving farmers: 7
Number of toes that resemble small pickles: 10
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Newbridge to Birr: Tractors, pigeons & vintage attire
Distance travelled: 85km
Road kill counter: 12 (8 birds, 1 hedgehog, 1 mouse, 2 unidentified.)
Highlight: Riding on a restored 1948 tractor.
Lowlight: Learning the hard way that I have to uncli... read more.
Dublin to Newbridge
Distance covered: 45km
Bugs swallowed: 2
Hours of torrential rain: 3
Highlight: Being called a little duckling and a sweetheart in one day
Lowlight: Missing the cycle lane and chasing Roz acro... read more.
Indiana June is always on the lookout for new places to go and things to do.
If you have an idea you'd like to share, please make a suggestion.