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…]

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…]

TurnAbout :: Alternatives to Banning Urban Camping

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turn · a · bout [turn-uh-bout]

1. the act of turning in a different or opposite direction. 2. a change of opinion, loyalty, etc. 3. a reciprocal action; act of doing to someone exactly as that person has done to oneself or another. 4. a person who changes things; a radical.

We’re introducing a new series on our blog! Our “TurnAbout” series will cover editorial [Read More…]

Addiction Recovery & the 5 Stages of Climate Grief

Glow from an oil rig off the shore of California.

Glow from an oil rig off the shore of California.

Over the last few months of our travels, blatant scenes of a car-enabled and fossil fueled society have unfolded before us. The environmental problems we face as a community have become even more apparent to us from the seat of a bicycle.

When you’ve decided to change every aspect of your life to try to counter the devastating effects [Read More…]

Kai Featured on Aviation Justice Express

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Aviation Justice Express, a group of activists and organizers that work toward creating a “leaner, greener, more just aviation system, as well as better alternative to an unsustainable system”, provide a wealth of information on their website about the aviation industry and its affects on climate change and communities. They cover stories like how a group of citizen activists fought a decade-long battle against powerful lobbyists to [Read More…]

A Short Rant :: San Luis Obispo to Pismo Beach

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After packing our food pannier with goodness from San Luis Obispo’s Natural Foods Coop, we wandered along vineyards to Price Canyon Road, which took us in to the town of Pismo Beach.

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When we arrived at Pismo Beach State Park we, sadly, discovered they had done away with their hike/bike rates. Instead of paying $5/person we [Read More…]

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