Hi! I’m Craig and I love to travel. For most of my adult life (33 years), I lived in Bermuda. 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 29 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 sold it to someone who planned to travel to Australia with it.
With the big trip done, I’m continuing to use this blog to document my ongoing travels and my motorcycling experiences.
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.
I took early retirement and in 2017 we moved to Europe. For six months, we visited Portugal, France, Germany and Spain. 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. Whilst we visited Morocco in 2018, most of my recent travel has been restricted to exploring Portugal and Spain via motorcycle. This blog will continue to document my adventures, either in Portugal or farther afield.
Here is a list of the 61 countries that I have visited to date:
Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (4)
Barbados, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
MIDDLE EAST (1)
NORTH AMERICA (3)
Canada, Mexico, United Sates of America
SOUTH AMERICA (1)