Hi! I’m Craig. For most of my adult life, I lived in Bermuda. I love to travel. In 2011, I began making plans for a big trip to celebrate my retirement in 2014. Having decided that the trip would be an overland adventure in a Land Rover, I coined the name Bermuda Rover and began this blog to document the preparation and the trip itself.
Prior to starting this adventure, I had travelled to 30 countries during my lifetime. Those travels included a 6 1/2 week around-the-world trip (by air) and a one-month ‘overlander’ trip in southern Africa.
My 2014 adventure was my most significant trip by far. I drove my Land Rover over 22,000 miles and visited 23 countries over a period of 5.5 months. Six of those countries were repeat visits, so the trip added 17 new countries to my travel map.
My Land Rover served me well but I have now sold it and the new owner plans to travel to Australia with it.
With the big trip done, I’m continuing to use this blog to document my ongoing travels.
Between December 2015 and February 2016, I took a six week solo trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam that included two motorcycle tours. It was a wonderful trip that exposed me to some wonderful Asian street food. Now I’m hooked on street food!
Another Asian trip in 2016 took me to Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan and Cambodia, bringing my total number of countries visited to 59.
I took early retirement and in 2017 we moved to Europe. For six months, we visited Portugal, France, Germany and Spain (bringing me to 60 countries visited). In January 2018, we settled in Porto, Portugal, to enjoy our retirement. Motorcycles have become a large part of my retirement, and I ride as often as possible. During 2018, we also visited Morocco (61st country). This blog will continue to document my adventures, either in Portugal or farther afield.