Time & Permission :: On the Shores of Lake Chapala

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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Berkeley :: Our Haven

Our time in Berkeley allowed us to catch up with friends, take care of bicycle maintenance and equipment warranty issues, and to recover from an unexpected setback.

Spending time with friends Jason, Sujatha, & Sathya was simply wonderful! We had many days and nights filled with engaging conversation, laughter, board games, story-telling and bicycling. And did I mention [Read More…]

It’s But a Dream

How we realized our dreams of quitting an unsustainable lifestyle, building our own tiny house and bicycling around the world. [Read More…]

A Week Off with Family :: Missouri

After packing as much Fervere bread as would fit on our bicycles, we began cycling north toward Smithville, Missouri. Our goal was to stop by a bicycle shop on the way to pick up some small parts and then to make it to my sister’s home before dark.

The roads and headwinds had another plan for us though! We were not prepared for the Missouri roads – up [Read More…]

Westward bound on the Amtrak

The last few weeks we’ve used the fast-forward method of travel, hopping on the Amtrak to escape the freezing rain and snow of the Northeast and to put us closer to where we would have been if we had left in April instead of October. With plenty of friends and family to visit in the midwest, we took the 13 hour Lake Shore Limited overnight train ride [Read More…]

Simplifying: Who knew it could be so much work?

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“Stepping beyond the confines of your comfort zone will call on you to dig deeper into yourself than you have up to now; to dare to accomplish things which have no guarantee of success and to trade the “fine and good” for an experience of life that is far better, deeper, richer and infinitely more gratifying to your spirit.” ~Margie Warrell, Find [Read More…]