On my first “big” trip, a six-week post-university journey around Europe, I wrote my first travel journal. I stuffed the journal in the bottom of my backpack, and as I rode the train, I would pull it out and commit to paper the highlights of the city I had just visited. Thirty years later, I still have the journal, dog-eared and missing its cover; it is yellow with age. It is funny to read it now and see myself at 22, and the things that mattered then.
A lot has happened in my life since 1982, but one of the constants is my journaling of my trips.
Starting in 2011, I have been involved with the Cycle of Hope, which is an annual two-week fund-raising bike ride for Habitat for Humanity. As a thank-you to the people who donated, on my behalf, to Habitat for Humanity, I wrote an informal blog through the course of the rides.
I thought that it was time to “step it up a notch” and make a honest-to-goodness blog.
I hope that you will enjoy riding along with me as I explore pockets of the world on a bike. Just perhaps, I will inspire you to do the same.
Let the good times roll!