We are Jim & Sandra Mullaney. In February 2011, we are going to quit our jobs, leave our comfortable home in Perth, Western Australia and embark on a 12 month cycling and camping tour that begins around Western Europe and Scandinavia. We used to think we wanted to cycle AROUND
the world. Then we realised we would be happy just cycling IN
the world. We have set up this website and blog as a reminder to us of all the highlights (and lowlights) of our trip. We also hope it might inspire others to listen to their hearts.
For us, even making the decision to follow our dreams wasn't easy. It took a lot for us to commit to this trip. We were helped along the way by reading the journals of others who have gone before us. People like Tara & Tyler
, Gary & Rose
, Julie & Thomas
and dear Laura Roberts
have been an inspiration to us and we hope to pay it forward. Let's face it - if 2 old farts like us can do it, you probably can too!!!
At the very top left of this page (you may have to scroll up to see it) are links to our blog, a social agreggator page (with links to our facebook, twitter and flickr feeds) and a page of our current favourite photographs. It is our hope to keep them up to date when we hit the road, (Internet connections permitting).
If you do stop by, please leave a short (or a long) message on our guestbook and feel free to contact us by email, facebook, twitter, or carrier pigeon. We'd love to meet up with like-minded souls on our adventure. At present, we are busy getting all our gear together and planning our route.
Jim & Sandra