Looking over the "Pictures of your rig" thread got me to thinking about touring. My wife & I like to ride and forever talk about doing a tour somewhere like Ireland or somewhere in the UK, but are not sure how we'd get the time away from work. While we've made several non-biking vacations over there (never for more than a week) it seems like making a trip with bikes worthwhile would need at least 2 weeks or more. Is this true/false? If it is true, how do people that tour here get away with getting away for that length of time? Is everyone that tours a professor or student? Is there a good guide for starting out?
Sorry if this is in the FAQ - I haven't found it yet. I usually stay over in the "Commuting" forum and just wandered over here today.