Passo di Gavia is located in North Italy, and is the 10th highest paved road in the Alps. Several times it has been the highest point of Giro d’Italia. I wanted to write a guide for Gavia and to give my recommendation for this pass. It is the most beautiful climb I’ve seen on my trip so far.
A light source is pretty important to have when you’re doing any kind of camping. For someone like me who doesn’t exactly follow a regular sleeping pattern, it’s absolutely essential. When photographing the auroras or stars in the unfamiliar wilderness, I’d be completely lost if my light failed on a moonless night.
Even before my 5-year bike trip started, I'd been using the MSR Hubba tent for four summers of touring. That means I've slept in this tent for hundreds of nights. So this review comes from plenty of experience.
When the topic of filters comes up, almost all photographers will tell you to go for the expensive option. Cheap glass in front of your high quality lens must be a horrible idea, right? Usually, yes. But there may be exceptions. I tried the cheapest ND 1000 filter I could find.
Short and sweet: In my opinion, Rock ’n’ Roll makes the best bicycle chain lubes out there. I’ve used the blue Extreme for years and it keeps my chain both clean and lubricated.
As a bike tourer who prefers wild camping off the grid, I need a good solution for powering my electronics. Lots of methods are fine for phones and USB devices, but a laptop - especially a Mac - is more challenging.
In October 2016, I signed up on stock footage site Filmsupply.com as a time-lapse creator. Before joining, I wanted to do some research, but there seemed to be surprisingly little information available about them online. In an attempt to fix that, here’s my experience with the company from the past few months.
Few experiences in the world are as awe-inspiring as seeing the northern lights in all their magnificence. It always takes my breath away and never gets boring. And that feeling can be amplified by successfully taking a beautiful picture of the them. I hope this guide can help you accomplish that.