A while ago I got an email in my inbox. I was wondering if you would like to review our beads on your blog. I will be happy to send you a free bead mix pack. Ummm… free beads? You bet! A few weeks later I got a package in the mail. Although I had […]
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Happy 2013! We here at Family on Bikes wish you the merriest of times and the best of everything. We truly hope that your 2013 is the best year ever. Make your dreams come true! I’ve taken this chance to look back through my blog and find what I consider to be our best posts […]
“I remember that day like it was yesterday,” my mom told me. “I was eleven – in fifth grade. My teacher, Mrs. Hansen, was teaching about pronouns when the principal walked into our classroom and called me out. He didn’t say a word as we walked through the hallway; I had no idea what was […]
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Emiel from Act of Traveling tagged me for this travel meme, and it’s been a challenge. Seven best pics. Out of thousands. How does one go about choosing? In the end, it came down to a coin flip for some of these, but what was important was the trip down Memory Lane I took while […]
Holy freakin’ Batman and Robin! We’ve been nominated for Best Personal Story on CNN IReport! Out of the hundreds of thousands of ireports filed every year, ours is one of six finalists in the Best Personal Story category! VOTE HERE! Although their judges will choose the winner is each of six categories, there is also […]
Memories of the time I spent with my mother are some of the most special memories I have. Make the most of every moment you have with your mom – her days are limited. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos scanned of me and Mom, but here are a few of my mom with my […]
One of the considerations we had to think about as we cycled the Americas was the sheer size of our group. There is a different set of factors cyclists need to take into consideration when sharing a ride with other cyclists rather than riding solo. Here are some tips from our sponsors. Bicycling is always […]
One of our loyal readers, Oletta Branstiter, created a board game for her grandchildren based on our journey! She’s graciously made it available for whoever wants. Included in the download is all the pictures and pieces – just print and assemble the game! Download “Cycling the PanAmerican Highway” here Hmmm… now we’ll have go for […]
John was sorting through his various assorted DVDs the other night and stumbled upon a DVD he made at some point in the past of a narrated slide show of our bike trip through Pakistan/India/Nepal/Bangladesh that we wrote about in What Were We Thinking? Bicycling the Back Roads of Asia. We have no idea when […]
It’s coming! It’s coming! I’ve got a new free e-book coming out soon! If you are wanting to pursue your passion, but fear is holding you back, this booklet is for you. I’ve identified the top twelve fears holding people back and gathered them together in this book. Next week I’ll be releasing my book, […]
The story of how I came to be straddled on my bike looking south at the longest road in the world As romantic as it sounds to fly to the northern edge of the world with children and plans to cycle as far south as is possible, it didn’t happen quite that easily. There were […]
The Kindle version of Twenty Miles per Cookie will be available for FREE download at Amazon all day Sunday and Monday! If you’ve been wanting to read my book but been putting off purchasing it, now’s your time! If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle app for your computer from […]
OK, so I typically share lessons we learned on the road in my blog, but today is a bit different. Today I want to share something with you that’s been roaming around in this head of mine for a while. We’re quickly coming up on our one year anniversary of reaching Ushuaia. One year ago […]
I am not a blogger blogging about blogging – I’ll leave that to the experts in the industry. However, I feel I have something important to share about the business of blogging now so I’ll branch out today. If you don’t have a blog, this information will not pertain to you in the least – […]
John and I have always had the parenting philosophy that our job is to expose our children to as many varied experiences as we can. I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that. 1998/99 – lived in Ethiopia | traveled in Egypt & USA 1999/00 – lived in Ethiopia | traveled in Zanzibar, […]
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.