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A Day on Blue Bikes in Valencia

After three days of walking Valencia’s old city (Ciutat Vella) and the surrounding neighborhoods our feet were more than ready for a rest, so we decided to tour the outer ring of Valencia by bike. …

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Planning Tools for Our International Move

It’s time to get serious about turning that unorganized information into a stepwise action plan. Pet passports, visas, insurance, international banking,… when you’re moving to a new country there’s a lot to be done. And …

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Picking Up Spanish Fast With An Online Language Exchange

I only have a year before our big move to Valencia. A few weeks ago it dawned on me that I’ll need to open a bank account and negotiate an apartment lease – in Spanish! …

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We’re Headed to Spain

It’s been a couple years, probably more, that we’ve been thinking of the next phase of our lives — living on gentle cycle.  We’ve been ready for that change, but…. what to do, where to …

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My Yoga Practice Overflows

We begin our morning practice with quiet moments. Taking time to connect and inventory our body’s state, to bring to mind our purpose in coming to the mat, and to bring awareness to our breath. …

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We Stumble into Adlestrop – Through the Back Door

When Jamie suggested a cycling vacation in England, I thought, “I’ll finally see the Cotswolds.”   Year after year I’d add “Hiking in the Cotswold Hills” to my Twenty-five Things list.   The list I write …

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I Didn’t Know “Squat” About Getting in Shape

Jumping at the local school’s playground has added tremendous leg strength. Gentle cycling is more fun when you’re really fit. When I told people we were planning a trip to cycle eight days and carry …

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How Healthy Eating Became a Habit at Our House

On January 1, 2015, we gave ourselves six months to drop some weight.  Jamie had never purposely set out to take in fewer calories than he needed. In other words, he has never dieted.  Like …

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Cycling Through History Along the Kennet and Avon Canal

Cycling through Wiltshire, whether along the Kennet and Avon Canal or on quiet country lanes, is a delight for the gentle cyclist.  This section of the Sustran National Cycle Route 4 covers 87 miles between …