Important lessons (re)learned (2020)

When this blog was six weeks old, I summarized what I had learned from the three rides to date. Seven years and many thousands of kilometers later, those lessons have stood the test of time, but I have learned a couple of new ones. I had not met Cheryl back then, and my mentor has taught me much more than I could have learned alone.  Continue reading

Update: lessons learned from the GNI 2012.

Starting this week, I will begin a series of updates to the posts about working on the road. It is, after all, the reason that I started this blog, and much has changed in eight years. Enjoy! Continue reading

Women on Wheels

This week I would like share a resource for those of you who dream of touring on your bikes, but are reluctant to do it alone. More women are touring alone every year, and there is no reason to wait for a guy, a BFF or a relative to set out. Let them catch up! Continue reading

Maintaining your languages

Answering my challenge, Ask Me Anything, my friend Gio from Miami wrote:

“How do manage to keep your languages active and up to date while on the road?” Continue reading

Questions? Ask me anything!

Many of you have followed The Freewheeling Freelancer for almost seven years. We have rolled on two continents, written two serial novels and dozens of sea stories and vignettes, and learned much about the world.

Did you miss something? Are you curious?

Ask me anything. Leave a reply below, use the contact form, or email me.

I’ll share what I know. If I don’t know, I’ll let you know I don’t know.

If your question inspires a whole post, I’ll give you credit, using your first name. Please tell me if you want to remain anonymous.

Thanks to Christian for this Q&A idea, and I look forward to your questions.

Smooth roads and tailwinds,

JT

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are one-third of the way from the Winter Solstice to the Vernal Equinox. Spring seems far away if you live north of the Florida border. My apologies to those of you suffering heat waves and wildfires. Maybe you can bookmark this space until the fires move back to North America. Continue reading

Keep the car or not? The rest of the story.

2014-04-25 jetta port bowIf you are considering your first extended ride, and you live alone, you may wonder what to do with your car. If you have already done a tour, you may wonder whether you need a car. I have been on both sides of the question. I hope this helps. Continue reading