Miles From Nowhere is a must read for any aspiring bicycle tourist. First published in 1983, it’s now in its 12th printing.
Miles From Nowhere is the story of Barbara Savage and her husband Larry’s 2-year bicycle trip around the world. They left from Santa Barbara, California in 1978, rode up the west coast of the U.S., across America and down the east coast to Florida.
The trip continued throughout Western Europe, Northern Africa, India, South East Asia, New Zealand and Tahiti.
Along the way they meat a cast of characters right out of One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest and experienced epic adventures that rival those of Cream's Brave Ulysis.
More than just a travel account, Barbara weaves a tale that is immensely entertaining while providing fascinating insights into just what a bicycle trip around the world is really like.
I’ve read Miles From Nowhere several times, now, and have passed it along to many of my friends. It's not just a good read; it has provided me with inspiration as well as practical information that I know will be invaluable on my own around the world journey.