About Me

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.

Craig paragliding in Switzerland
Craig paragliding in Switzerland

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.

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A powerful bird
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Riding on a bamboo bridge in Cambodia
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Cambodia

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!

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Helping with the street food in Vietnam

Another Asian trip in 2016 took me to Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan and Cambodia.

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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:

ASIA (15)

Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

AFRICA (8)

Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (4)

Barbados, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico

EUROPE (29)

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)

Uzbekistan

NORTH AMERICA (3)

Canada, Mexico, United Sates of America

SOUTH AMERICA (1)

Peru

PACIFIC

None

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9 Comments

  1. Wow I am in Bermuda and love land rovers! Why have I not heard about this before. All the best on your adventure

    1. Thanks James. We’ll be putting out info to the media nearer to the expedition in 2014. We still have to get the Defender modified and take it on a shake-down trip this year.

  2. Hi Craig, we are very glad that you loved our service at Wagner Asia Automotive. Our colleagues at Guava, official distributor of LR in Britain, wanted your contacts from us. Can you please send me an email to tanan@wagnerasia.com? Thanks.

  3. Hello Craig. Great photos and write-up on Coimbra. We also thoroughly enjoyed the city and especially the university. We were quite surprised to hear that bats live in the library and take care of bugs etc at night. Another great place to visit is the palace in Mafra. Off the beaten track and very few tours go there. The drive along the Duoro on N222 is also spectacular. At the end of the month they will hold the Contraband Festival in Alcoutim which is on the Guadiana River. They will set up the floating bridge for all to cross over to Spain. Checki it out. Keep up the great travels and blog. We are leaving for Portugal this Sunday.

    I am about to set up my own blog … as an FYI what theme are you using in WordPress. Cheers.

  4. Whilst I have a Canon EOS 80D DSLR with a couple of different lenses, the majority of my photos are taken with my trusty Sony RX100 Mk4 mirrorless compact. It’s much easier to carry around with me, particularly when I’m out riding the motorcycle, and it has some nice features for a compact.

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