2015 Bike Tour Route!

Finally, I have outlined the route I plan to take for my tour! Below is my tentative schedule for the next few months. Note: Dates and destinations subject to change, approximations made using 50 miles per day average estimate and always rounded up, 1 rest day every 4 riding days. March 2-10: Lompoc-Salinas (211 miles, … [Read more…]

Are you in Control?

Did you know that you can control your life? You’re probably thinking, “Well duh, it’s my life,” but when was the last time you actively thought about how to make a change in your life? For me, the answer used to be not often. I knew where I was going and how to get there, … [Read more…]

2015 Goals

I know, I know, I haven’t posted in over a month! Been dealing with several issues. But now that a new year has arrived, and I’m back in my own room, I feel more settled down and ready to prepare for what’s to come. I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions (why wait until … [Read more…]

What’s the real issue?

Yesterday, I was discussing the Paleo diet with one of my closest friends, we’ll call her Ariana. She’s taking Agricultural Economics classes right now and learning about the economic impact of agriculture. I hadn’t actually thought about this concept when beginning my journey to healthier eating, and she helped me realize that it’s actually a … [Read more…]


I know it’s been a while since I posted about my life changing decisions, and I promised updates. According to that post, this week is supposed to be my last week of work. Well after lots of discussion with family and friends, I’ve decided to wait until January to leave my job. Many people were extremely … [Read more…]


It has been a few weeks since I made some life altering decisions. In that time, I have received both support and opposition. The following are a few major points that were brought up against my plan in no particular order: Hitch hiking is dangerous, traveling alone is dangerous, I’m afraid you’ll die. People are evil and … [Read more…]


Today/Last night I was reminded about how very important sleep is in our lives. After a lovely dinner and evening chatting with my Warmshowers guests last night (which I wrote about here), I got all ready for bed, turned my computer off, and read for a bit to make myself sleepy, and turned out the lights … [Read more…]


In case you’ve never heard of it, Warmshowers is a website to facilitate hosting of bike tourers around the world. It is similar to Couchsurfing in that it is a community of reciprocal hosters and hostees, but Warmshowers is only for cyclists. I’ve wanted to do a long bike tour ever since I got into biking, and once … [Read more…]

Rob Greenfield

Today, as I was listening to my favorite podcast, I learned about a remarkable man. Rob Greenfield is basically an activist adventurer determined to help people diminish their negative impact on our planet. I spent hours this morning reading all about his journeys across the US by bicycle with no money, raising awareness about food … [Read more…]

Halloween Treat Alternatives

It’s that time of year again. The beginning of the holiday season. This time of year has given me a lot of conflict over the years; from having the best costume, to giving/receiving the best gifts. My opinion has changed a lot over time from a greedy child to a rational adult, but today I’d like … [Read more…]