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Zachary Friedman

Zachary Friedman is an accomplished travel writer and professional blogger. Since 2011, he has traveled to 66 countries and 6 continents. He founded 'Where The Road Forks' in 2017 to provide readers with information and insights based on his travel and outdoor recreation experience and expertise. Zachary is also an avid cyclist and hiker. Living as a digital nomad, Zachary balances his professional life with his passions for hiking, camping, cycling, and worldwide exploration. For a deeper dive into his journey and background, visit the About page. For inquiries and collaborations, please reach out through the Contact page. You can also follow him on Facebook.

E-bikes are becoming increasingly popular for touring. They allow you to cover more ground each day while putting in less effort. Of course, there are some drawbacks to consider. This guide explains everything you need to know about electric bike touring. We’ll cover range, charging on the road, e-bike maintenance, cost, transporting e-bike, batteries, e-bike …

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For an average cyclist, a 10-mile bike ride will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour. An average cyclist can maintain a speed of around 10-15 mph. Of course, not every 10 mile ride is the same. Exactly how long it will take you to cycle 10 miles depends on a number of factors including …

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Are you planning a trip to Latin America but can’t decide between Central America or South America? Both regions have a lot to offer. Central America offers spectacular Caribbean beaches, dense jungles, and ancient Mayan ruins as well as excellent hiking, surfing, and diving. South America offers diverse cultures, the amazing Amazon rainforest, the rugged …

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The best place to go whale watching in South Africa is Hermanus in the Western Cape. This charming little town sits on Walker Bay. The deep waters of the bay make the area a perfect breeding ground for migratory whales. Here, you can actually view whales from shore or even from the comfort of your …

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People tend to romanticize the digital nomad lifestyle. Aspiring digital nomads may imagine themselves working by the poolside for a couple of hours during the day and then spending the rest of the afternoon sightseeing before going out for drinks in the evening. For most digital nomads, this isn’t the reality. The lifestyle really revolves …

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Indoor cycling is a great cardiovascular exercise. It’s also a great way to burn calories and lose weight. Indoor cycling is a perfect alternative to outdoor cycling during the winter months and on rainy days. You can cycle in the comfort of your own home or take an instructor led class in a gym. Of …

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Yes. You will need a passport to travel to Cancun in most cases. There are a few exceptions. If you’re flying to Cancun, you need a passport. If you’re driving from the U.S., you need a a passport book, passport card, or an enhanced driver’s license. It’s also possible to travel to Cancun on a …

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Chainless bikes are not a new invention. As early as the 1880s manufacturers were experimenting with shaft drives as a clean and low maintenance alternative to chains. Unfortunately, they never really caught on. Chains and derailleurs have been the standard drivetrain option for over a century at this point. There is good reason for this. …

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Uganda can be a great choice for expats, digital nomads, and retirees. The country offers a low cost of living, friendly people, amazing wildlife, great weather, and a laid-back lifestyle. It’s also an exotic destination for those who are looking for something a little bit different. Of course, there are some drawbacks to consider. You …

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