Bicycling has all the environmental ingredients providing a dependable way of transporting oneself and recreating with reduced resource use along with health benefits through exercising. Mary and I love to travel long distances on our bikes which gives us a chance to truly experience the world at a pace where we can actually mentally absorb what we see and hear. These articles share some of our experiences of bike touring with the hope of inspiring others to take to the back roads to see the sites and meet people along the way.
Traveling with backpacks offers similar benefits as bicycling. If is slow paced with many opportunities of meeting people along the way. It gives the traveler the opportunity to share each other's culture.