Hi! I'm Dave, and I've spent over 25 years exploring this beautiful world of ours mainly by bicycle. I currently live in Athens, Greece and use this travel blog to share my travel experiences.
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Welcome to Dave's Travel Pages
My name's Dave Briggs, and as the owner of this travel blog, I'm happy to see you here!
“What's davestravelpages.com all about then?” I hear you ask.
Dave's Travel Pages is a travel blog with literally thousands of travel tips, travel blog posts, itineraries, and destination guides. It's been online since 2005, and is probably one of the longest running travel websites in the world!
As a blogger, I write mainly about two travel niches. The first is Greece, and the second is bicycle touring. You'll also find dozens of guides to popular destinations in Asia, Europe and other places if you look hard enough!
From Greek island hopping guides to how to plan a cycling trip in Alaska, from how to find the best places to stay to where you can find the best beaches in the world, there's something for all travelers.
Tip: You'll see a search box somewhere near the top of this page. If you want to find specific travel information, it's best found through there.
Extra tip: Be specific when you search for a travel blog page. Typing just ‘Mykonos' will probably bring up 100 articles! Typing for example ‘best beaches in Mykonos‘ will narrow it down.
Athens and Greece Travel Blog
I moved out to Athens in 2015, and decided that I would write a couple of travel blog posts about my new home.
A few years later, there are over 1000 guides, travel tips, and travel blog posts about Athens and Greece on Dave's Travel Pages!
If you are planning a vacation in Greece, I'm sure you are going to find this travel information incredibly useful. If you want to find Greece travel ideas, these are the key pages to read:
Greece travel blogs
What is Greece known for?
Best Hotels in Greece
Best time to visit Greece
Greece Travel Guides
Athens Airport to City Transport
Athens Travel Guides
2 Days in Athens itinerary
Day trips from Athens
Mamma Mia Church In Skopelos
Greece is a fantastic country to live in, and it's a wonderful opportunity to showcase it as a holiday destination. With great beaches, food, history, and culture, what isn't there to love about Greece?!
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Bicycle Touring Travel Blog
I think that bicycle touring is the perfect way to travel. You can move at a pace slow enough to enjoy everything around you, whilst covering enough distance to move steadily through a region.
It keeps you fit, is eco-friendly, and presents a perfect combination of challenge, adventure, and accomplishment.
It's also a little bit addictive. My first bicycle touring adventure was cycling in New Zealand for 3 months. After that, I cycled from England to Cape Town, cycled from Alaska to Argentina, and cycled from Greece to England. Oh, and of course, I've also done plenty of bike touring in Greece starting from my doorstep in Athens since living here!
I've never really kept a track of how much distance it totals, but I guess it is over 40,000 kms by now!
On this site, you'll find detailed blog posts of all my main long distance bike touring trips around the world. Most of these were simply copied over from my diary entries of the day. Use the menus at the top of the page to find my bike touring blogs.
I am also working on producing a series of bicycle touring guides on the most popular bike touring subjects, which will be continuously added. I figured that I might as well share what knowledge I've accumulated over the years, so you can avoid the mistakes I have made!
You'll find an eclectic mix such as a look into bicycle valve types, butterfly handlebars, and the best saddles for bikepacking and bike touring. There's also beginner's guides for people who want to start their first bicycle touring excursions.
If you're planning a bike tour around the world, check out this article on how much does it cost to cycle around the world, I wish you happy tailwinds for your travel adventure!
Trending on Dave's Travel Pages
Here's some of the most popular travel blogs about Greece, bike touring, and destinations with readers visiting Dave's Travel Pages at the moment.
June is usually a great time to visit Greece because the weather is warm and sunny, but it's not yet too hot and crowded like in July and August. As a shoulder season month, June is a good time to travel to Greece. I usually start my own Greek island hopping travels in June, and this year (2023) I'm off to Corfu!
This travel blog page highlights where to find the best places to stay in Santorini, including Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, Perissa, Kamari and more. In addition to which areas to stay on Santorini, you will find luxury hotels with infinity pools and hot tubs right on the caldera cliff,. For budget travelers, there's more than a tip or two about how to find cheap hotels and rooms to let by the seaside villages of Santorini.
The Greek island of Mykonos is a world famous destination. There are many different areas to stay in Mykonos depending on your travel style, budget, and expectations. This destination guide will show you how to find the best places to stay in Mykonos including Mykonos Town, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos and other beach resorts. So whether you're looking for a quiet getaway or want to be right by the action, we've got you covered!
This guide to Greek islands with an airport can help you plan the start and end point of your vacation in Greece. There's 13 Greek islands with an international airport, and another 13 islands in Greece with domestic airports. Knowing where they are can be a big help in organizing a travel itinerary for Greece.
There's so much to see in Ancient Greece, and these day trips from Athens will take you to some of the most popular tourist destinations. From Delphi to Mycenae, this is a great way to explore all that Greece has to offer!
Hiring a car can be a great way to travel around Greece. Whether you want to plan the ultimate Greek road trip, or just want to drive for a day or two on one of the Greek islands, a car rental gives you great flexibility to get off the beaten track and see more of Greece.
This guide covers everything you need to know about renting a car in Greece.
If you're visiting Athens for the first time, it's important to know how much time to spend there. This travel guide will show you what a good amount of time in Athens would be and which attractions are absolutely worth seeing on your stay. Plus, find out where all the locals hangout!
If you're looking to travel from Athens to the island of Rhodes in Greece, you have a few different transport options available to you. This guide will show you how to take the ferry from Athens to Rhodes. So whether you're looking for the cheapest or fastest option, you'll find the tips on this Greece travel guide you covered! Read on to find out more.
Start preparing for your next big cycling adventure! Riding the Pacific Coast Highway from Canada to Mexico is a great experience, and you'll meet plenty of other bike touring enthusiasts along the way. Click through to read about my own experiences of touring by bike along the Pacific coast highway. There's sure to be at least one travel tip that is useful for your own bicycle touring preparations.
This travel blog page takes a look at over 200 dream destinations around the world you'll want to travel to next. Whether touring by bicycle, backpacking or taking it slow as a digital nomad, there's fascinating places to see on very continent. Which destination in the world would you like to go to next?
Athens is considered a very safe destination to visit with a low crime rate. Take the usual precautions to avoid pickpocketing and scams when exploring Athens and you'll have a great time! This Athens Greece guide is essential reading if you want to stay in the city for a few days.
World Travel Destination Guides
It's not all about Greece and cycling though.
In addition to the travel blog posts which cover my own travels, I've created plenty of destination guides, city break ideas, and inspirational travel articles for destinations all over the world.
These cover a mix of backpacking trips and short city breaks. In fact, I am working on a project to produce a series of city guides. More about that in the future!
To read my destination guides, just take a look through the menus or use the search function to find them. I'm updating the travel blog almost every day with newly written guides, articles and posts, so I'm sure that every time you visit, you will find something new!
Some key countries that you might be interested in include:
Why did I start travel blogging?
When I started Dave's Travel Pages back in 2005, it wasn't even called blogging! I classified my site as a travelogue – somewhere I could chronicle my different adventures around the world. As time went on, the term ‘blog' became more used, and so I adopted the term.
In the beginning, I used Dave's Travel Pages as a means of sharing my travel adventures with family and friends. Rather than sending everyone an email (and not everyone had emails back then!), I aimed to have a central place they could come and visit.
At some point, I noticed that I was receiving visitors that were neither family or friends. These were people I had never met, who had somehow discovered my blog through this thing called Google.
All of a sudden, I was writing for a bigger audience, and so I began adding more useful information and travel tips into the blogs of my personal experiences.
Today, hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world visit my travel blog every month. It's still humbling when I think about it!
I try to stay true to my core values though. I aim to take the path less travelled, share my experiences, and inspire other people to enjoy a life of travel. After all, if I can be a travel blogger, anyone can!
How to explore this travel blog
Get started by using the links above depending on your particular travel interest. You will also see a menu system at the top of the screen. (If you are using a phone, it might be compacted down in the ‘hamburger' sign).
From here, you really do leap down the rabbit hole… I hope you are ready for the journey!
Just looking for a little travel inspiration? Check out my list of Wanderlust Movies and collection of the best travel quotes.
You also might want to spend some time on these pages:
- Air Travel Tips
- Nature Quotes
- Vacation Quotes
- Happy Journey Wishes
- Cycling Quotes
- Camping Quotes
- Travel Instagram Captions
Stay Connected With Dave's Travel Pages
Want to get hold of me? Send an email to – dave (at) davestravelpages.com. I respond to every email I get sent, but if I am bicycle touring or travelling around the Greek islands, it might not be the same day!
Did you know that I've also co-written two travel guidebooks to destinations in Greece? Take a look at my Amazon author profile, and my guidebooks.
We can also get social! You'll find me on all the major social media sites such as Pinterest and YouTube, and I've put those links below. Thanks for visiting my travel blog, and happy tailwinds!