Presenting our dreams

Presenting our dreams

Today we gave a presentation to the students of Jeremy’s university journalism course in Marseille. We spoke about the motivation for our trip, our goals, logistics, and the meaning and realizations we’ve found along the way, and then were interviewed by the students. Their project is to write articles using us as their subject. We felt very well received and the students asked excellent questions; I think perhaps because the French love both cycling and discussing lifestyle choices.

To the students reading this post, thank you for having us, and for your incisive questions. Here are some links related to our talk that you might find useful.

We have a page with resources about lifestyle design and living lucidly.

Links to information about bicycle touring:

You can find many other’s stories of tours at crazyguyonabike.

Hospitality exchange networks we use:

We also have used Airbnb instead of hotels.

When we arrive in Greece we will be staying with our friends at Atlantis Books. It was inspired by Shakespeare and Company in Paris, where I first met Jeremy.

UPDATE: Eugénie’s paper has been published online with

The essence of travelling by bicycle

The essence of travelling by bicycle

The essence is travelling.

We’ve had our wheels on the road now for seven weeks, passing through 1500km of other people’s lives. The bicycle brings us great joy, but the significance of this trip has not manifested as cycling. This trip has been about adopting a new lifestyle, new frames of mind, and new connections to the land and people we meet. We’ve transformed in ways that would occur similarly if we travelled by sailboat, horse, or shoelaces.