About the blog

This blog began as an experiment: can one really ride a bicycle indefinitely while continuing to work? The point was not the bicycle, but the challenges of working on the road. A freelancer in an RV (caravan), a boat or a car could apply the lessons here, with more slack about what to take and less stress about what to leave behind. The answer was “yes”, and the journey of discovery took 4 years. In that time, the blog morphed into a personal journey, past and present, with an eye to practical tips and lessons learned.

Travelling paused during 2018 while I had my hips replaced. The serial novel Emily and Hilda ran that year, with the last chapter coming out in November. To my surprise, the fiction proved quite popular. In a short survey, a plurality of readers asked for a new novel with new characters. Days of Lead ran from November 2018 to June 2019. Both stories have been adapted into novels: Emily & Hilda (and its sequels Rule Number One and Emily Is Hard to Kill), and Lockhart (and its sequels, Enemies and Art to Die for). All six books are available worldwide in paper and electronic form. Use this link: https://jthine.com/books/


Because the blog serves different readerships, you should use the “Categories” links on the right side of the Home Page to collect the posts that interest you. For example, you might want to group “bicycling” or “Working on the road” for your reading. The travelogues are gathered into categories for the each journey, from 2013 to the present. Enjoy! 

The blog publishes every Saturday at 14:00 Eastern US time (20:00 in Europe). By following it, you can receive an email with a link so that you can read it at your leisure, but also not miss anything.

I took almost all the photos, except for some location photos from Google Images, and the photos of me in Charlottesville by Meredith Coe.

You may follow me on Facebook.

Email: jthine@freewheelingfreelancer.com

4 thoughts on “About the blog

  1. Pingback: Guest post: Living and working on the road | Thoughts On Translation

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