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  • Thumbnail I feel like I’m lost – I’m standing there looking at the pile of rubbish scattered around my feet and I have absolutely no idea what to do with it. This home improvement learning curve is steep. Now I know what others feel like when they are just starting out on a bike tour. We finally closed on […]

  • Thumbnail I’ve been having so much fun reading through various bloggers’ 7 Links posts, I’ve had a hard time staying focused to find my own. What’s this about, you ask? It’s about digging back through your blog and finding seven buried posts that deserve to see the light of day again. So – without further ado, I present […]

  • Thumbnail If I’ve learned anything from pedaling thousands of miles around the globe, it’s that sometimes the unreasonable actually makes sense. A few years ago if you had asked me if it made sense to fly back to the USA in order to pick up a bicycle wheel, my response would have been along the lines of: Do fish […]

  • Thumbnail How does one go about making the decision to drop out of everything that’s expected to go ride bicycles around the world? How is it possible for two middle-aged school teachers to take off for a year or four? In the end, the answer comes back to priorities. We will make time and money for the things that […]

  • Thumbnail Depending on what you want, it may be just fine to allow the wind to blow you where it will. If you want something specific, however, you need to define your destination and know what it will look like when you get there. When my family set off from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on our bikes, our destination was […]

  • Thumbnail I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about our journey from Alaska to Argentina. I’ve thought about the many, many hours we spent on the road.  I’ve thought about all the experiences we had, the people we met, the lessons we learned.  We learned a lot on this journey of ours. We learned plenty of “school” things.  […]

  • nancy wrote a new blog post What we’ve been up to in the group On the road: 11 years ago

    Thumbnail Those of you who have followed us on Facebook or Twitter will know that we’ve just finished a wild road trip – by car. In the past few weeks I’ve driven something like 2500 miles and flown a thousand or so more. It’s been a whirlwind. It’s also shown me a couple things – namely that I don’t […]

  • nancy wrote a new blog post How did the holocaust happen? in the group On the road: 11 years ago

    Thumbnail We’ve spent the past few days learning about war. It’s ugly. Horrific. Awful.  Certainly not the glamorized view of war we generally see in the movies. As we drove north from Atlanta toward Connecticut, we stopped at numerous Civil War battlefields to learn about that aspect of our nation’s history. Today we spent the entire day wandering around […]

  • Thumbnail Sometimes I feel like blogging is all raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens; bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens . Other times, it’s as bad as, well… doing the dishes and taking out the trash and I look forward to it like I do hauling the laundry to the laundromat. And still other times, blogging is […]

  • nancy wrote a new blog post Jumping back in the box in the group On the road: 11 years ago

    Thumbnail Dear reader, Before you read this post I need you to promise not to laugh at me. I know that you could have told me what I’m about to say years ago, but I didn’t get it until yesterday morning. I know… I know… But still, I need you to promise you won’t laugh at me.  I […]

  • nancy wrote a new blog post The real price of quality of life in the group On the road: 11 years ago

    Thumbnail I’ve been asking a lot of questions lately. Where do we go from here? What do I want out of life? What do I want to do when I grow up? But all I seem to end up with are more questions. I’ve recently found myself in a bit of a quandary and am having to place […]

  • Thumbnail We are so excited! We’ve managed to finalize our book, What Were We Thinking? Bicycling the Backroads of Asia , enough that we feel we can finally offer it to the public! The presale is now on! Order it now for a special presale price and we’ll ship it as soon as have our hot little hands on it! […]

  • Thumbnail It’s that time of year again – high school graduation time. Think back, if you will, to your own high school graduation. If you are like most of us, you probably didn’t listen to the speeches given that day – to this day I wonder what was said at my graduation. I’m guessing it went something like […]

  • Thumbnail Seeing as how this topic is bound to come up again in this blog – and maybe end up becoming a major theme (although I hope not) – I figured I’d start it now… We’re looking for health insurance. In the USA. And it’s not looking great. Before we left for our adventures we were covered through […]

  • nancy wrote a new blog post Experiencing Knowledge in the group On the road: 11 years, 1 month ago

    Thumbnail We are so very excited to be a part of a way cool event in Atlanta, Georgia in a couple weeks – Experiencing Knowledge .  If you live in the Atlanta area and have teens or tweens, please consider attending! Experiencing Knowledge is a hands-on event designed to give kids information about a myriad of various career options – […]

  • Thumbnail There is nothing quite like cycling for positive effects on your body. As you cycle you have the opportunity to please the senses aesthetically by cycling through fields and down sunlit country lanes, and cycling is tremendously beneficial to your health too. It is commonly known that cycling is a good form of exercise and can increase […]

  • Thumbnail I’ve met a lot of women in my travels – and been inspired by even more. It seems like every time I turn around I meet yet another woman who has picked herself up by her bootstraps and faced life with a courage I can only dream of. Many people tell me I’m brave and courageous, […]

  • Thumbnail Every traveler has them – those items they’d never be caught dead without. And, mostly likely, another traveler would consider those very things useless. It’s an interesting thing, this travel idea. With that in mind, a bunch of us family travel bloggers are all posting today with our lists of essential/useless items. I can’t wait to see […]

  • Thumbnail I’m getting so excited! Our book is coming together nicely and I can’t wait until I can announce it’s ready to go! We are hoping it’ll be available in late July, but I think August is probably more realistic.  Here is the preface I just wrote to place the story in time and space. Any suggestions […]

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