Reuniting with Friends :: Vacaville to Berkeley, California

We cycled out of Davis half-heartedly, part of us really wanting to get a room and spend another day exploring the area, but a part of us also wanting to make as much headway as possible, anxious to get to Berkeley and spend time with dear friends we hadn’t seen in years. On our way out of [Read More…]

California Love :: Sacramento to Davis

Exiting Sacramento’s Amtrak station, bicycles intact and fully loaded, we were greeted by a busy intersection, the setting sun, and no idea of where we would be staying that evening. Narrowing in on the first “free wi-fi” sign we saw on the sidewalk, we leaned our bicycles against an exterior wall of a [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…]

Catching the Midnight Train :: Nebraska to California

Our weekend stay in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with warmshowers.org host, Tod, was wonderful. We had time to take in some of the local sights, like the 24th Street bridge sculptures by Albert Paley, and downtown Omaha’s Heartland of America park. On Sunday we rode our bicycles into Nebraska, a short ride from Tod’s [Read More…]

Cycling the Wabash Trace Trail :: Iowa

After a peaceful overnight in Elmo, Missouri, we continued riding the quiet Missouri roads toward the Iowa border. Our destination was the trail head for the Wabash Trace Trail, located in Blanchard, Iowa. The trail would take us over 60 miles north to Council Bluffs, and only a few miles short of Omaha, Nebraska’s Amtrak station. [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…]