Our second bicycle touring book is finally finished! I look back and can’t believe we did all the work to write, edit, and publish this book on the road as we traveled internationally, frequently while free camping on the side of the road in our tent on battery power.
The first draft was written in South America as the events unfolded. The second draft was worked on in Malaysia except a couple chapters that were reworked later in Tasmania, the Gold Coast, and as we rode across the lonely outback “top end” in Australia. The first edit of the entire book was done in New Plymouth, New Zealand. We hired a professional editor and worked with her as we rode through the South Island of New Zealand. In Valdez, Alaska, USA we hired the book cover artist, completed the layout, and wrapped everything up. We are writing you from the road in Destruction Bay, Yukon, Canada and heading towards Vancouver Island and the west coast of the USA.
We would like to thank the members of the Bike Forums who helped us by providing feedback on the packing list that appears at the end of the book. Thank you all very much for your assistance. You can read the first chapter and look at the photos from the book on our web site.
To update you on where we are now, we have left Valdez, Alaska, USA and have started riding again making our way south through Canada and down the west coast of the USA. I am now working on a new section of our web site for the current leg of our journey; stay tuned for our regular photos and daily journals. I hope that this does not include stories about a grizzly bear attack or moose chasing us across Canada.
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