Arika

Mid-twenties blogger in Ypsilanti, Michgian. I blog for fun, for catharsis, to share ideas with others, and for my own personal documentation! I enjoy reading, playing outside, hanging with my family, gardening, time with friends, local everything, cooking, eating, and games. Thanks for sharing this journey with me :)

Why I Cycled to the End of the World

I get asked a lot of questions when people find out I rode my bike from Alaska to Argentina.  How did it happen?  How is it that a 50-year-old wife, mother, and schoolteacher ended up cycling to the ends of the earth?  Indeed, why did I – mom, wife, schoolteacher, ordinary woman complete with an extra 40 pounds and twin skin – cycle from Alaska to Argentina with my family?  It’s kind of… well, shall we say – not the typical path through motherhood?...more
I'd LOVE to hear more about your travels, how you were able to afford this "career vacation", ...more