I have to agree with Jess Zimmerman’s comments here:
… UGH, some people have the BEST LIVES. Pardon me while I go weep into my unwashed dishes.
But as dull as my life is compared to Sophie Binder’s ride-a-bike-around-the-world life, her book is actually quite interesting. (I don’t have the book—yet. But the info on the Indiegogo page sounds pretty cool.)
Here’s a video too:
Binder left her job in 2001 and went on a grand adventure, covering 14,000 in 14 months. With her bike.
I have similar aspirations to do a travelogue of sorts, a bike tour/photo project but not as extensive as Binder’s. For one, my aspirations for this particular project is limited to a single country, inspired in part by Paul Theroux’s The Kingdom by the Sea, but the overarching concept is similar to Binder’s—travel by bike, document my experiences/what I see through art (which in this case would be a camera).
For now, I shall enjoy the outdoor opportunities available to me in the humidity pool that is D.C.