After two months of staying in one place and working for
12 hours a day on editing our new book, upgrading DownTheRoad.org, and a
million other projects, we are ready to get back to traveling. The
exciting news is we are finally done with the first edit of our second book
and it will be off to our professional editor soon. Next, probably in
a campground on the South Island, we will hire a cover artist (over the
internet) and make other arrangements for the upcoming book scheduled to be
finished in early 2008. We wanted to thank all of you who helped with
suggestions, big and small edits, and title options.
We still have not decided on the title of our new book.
With your help we have narrowed it down to two options:
"Down the Road in South America: A Bicycle Tour through
Poverty, Paradise, and the Places in Between" received about 66% of the
vote. It is clean, descriptive, and appealing. Sometimes the
answer that is right under my nose is the hardest to accept.
"DownTheRoad (.org) in South America: A Bicycle Tour
through Poverty, Paradise, and finding the endless road" received the
remaining votes but it is still the one that I like the best. The last
bit is hinting that this book not only describes our travels in South
America but also how we learned to emotionally and financially turn our
temporary bike tour into a permanent lifestyle.
Any ideas on this?
While in New Zealand, we have been staying with Craig St
George and his family in New Plymouth. Craig is an IT professional and has
helped us leap back into the web and trouble shoot all kinds of obstacles.
We could not have done so much without his help. We have felt like part of
the family and would like to thank him for taking care of a couple of
It has been extremely hard to be in New Zealand and only
be able to take day rides on its beautiful back roads. We are more
than ready to get our faces out of our tiny laptop screen and back on the
Finally, we would like to make the following offer:
50% off our
We want to
thank all our regular readers for encouraging us to keep going through the
ups and downs of this crazy journey by passing along the wholesale price of
our book to you. Because we are the publisher, we are able to offer 50% off
“The Road That Has No End, How we traded our ordinary lives for a global
bicycle touring adventure.” (see link below)
This book progresses from how we made the decision to
travel, ditched our careers, sold our possessions, and funded our bicycle
journey around the world and goes on to describe the day to day adventures
from Arizona, USA to Panama City, Panama. This commercially printed
paperback book is 317 pages, has over 150 photos, and is highly rated with
1,000s of copies already sold.
Because we cannot afford to run this offer forever, it
expires January 1st, 2008
or when we run out of books. The offer is only good for printed books sold
through the shopping cart on our own web site:
1.) Type in the discount code 5476 in the Comment Box to
receive 50% or
$10.98 off each book ordered.
2.) Proceed to check out with the full price noted.
3.) Your discount will be shown in the confirmation email to be sent to
you. If you have any questions, you can contact us by email
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