El Día de los Muertos :: The Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead, Chapala, Jalisco, MX

El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd is a ritual rooted in indigenous beliefs of an afterlife and in a belief that death is simply a continuance of life on another plane of existence – nothing [Read More…]

Gratitude for Community

Our Ibex clothing drying under the flowers of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

“We are called to be strong companions and clear mirrors to one another, to seek those who reflect with compassion and a keen eye how we are doing, whether we seem centered or off course…we need the nourishing company of others to create the circle needed for growth, freedom and healing.” … Wayne Muller This month last year we [Read More…]

Priorities & Projects

Bicycling to the March Against Monsanto in Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico.

. Around this time last year we reflected upon how the life changes we’ve made since 2008 were motivated by more than just a desire to fulfill a dream of bicycling around the world together (although that was a pretty big motivator for us!). Simplifying our lives and [Read More…]

“What are we busy about?”

Our Tiny House

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

~Henry David Thoreau

Remember us?

So, what ARE we busy about?

Even though we’ve been negligent in keeping you up to date on our blog (Psst. We do update our Facebook page regularly.) [Read More…]

Time & Permission :: On the Shores of Lake Chapala

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James, Margit, Marina, Kai & I cycling to Chapala.

It’s hard to believe our two month break from the bicycles has turned in to a six-month break! Even though we’ve been relatively quiet on our blog we’ve been really busy behind the scenes. We have a lot to share with you, so let’s get caught up….

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Guadalajara (Part 2) :: For the Love of a Livable City!

Cyclists of all ages come out to take over the streets of Guadalajara every Sunday.  Long Live Via RecreActiva!

Cyclists of all ages come out to take over the streets of Guadalajara every Sunday. Long Live Via RecreActiva!

One of the things we especially loved about Guadalajara was the Via RecreActiva, an event that began back in 2004 and that occurs every Sunday.

Via RecreActiva is a Car-Free Sunday event where the city blocks off over 65 km of city streets to motor traffic for six [Read More…]

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