A bit about us

Hey there,

We are Jen and Mel, a couple of newly weds from the UK with a passion for travel and the great outdoors. In July 2018 we packed up a few bits and pieces, shoved them in some panniers, purchased some cheap mountain bikes and set off on this adventure together.

We haven’t looked back since!

Since that day we have cycled through Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, a bit of Croatia, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Got married in Vegas, Couchsurfed our way across California, flew to Japan and fell in love with the place and made our way across SouthEast Asia before returning to the U.K. with a new outlook on life!

Safe to say we love this life, the freedom, the friends and the food!

Nomads, wandering the earth 🌍

We have been keeping track of everything we have been up to with our blog Backpacks and Bicycles, trying to teach ourselves how to internet along the way and taking many many photographs and through that we have also met some amazing like minded people. We hope to continue to travel this world for many years to come, we have a taste for it now and you know what they say about that little travel bug.

We recently returned home and landed ourselves an amazing job. We now reside on The Quiet Site in our very own caravan. In the Lake District… one of our favourite places in the world!

We loved our cycle tour around Europe and we hope to inspire others to give travel by bike a go. It really is an amazing way to see the world and the health benefits are endless.

Check out our posts about how we got stared:

All you NEED to cycle the globe on a shoe string budget, straight from the mouth of a novice.


5 reasons to say β€˜YES’ to Cycle Touring.

We want this to be a space to share travel tips, stories and everything in between. Get in touch, we love making new friends.

We are a real, down to earth couple, some posts will be full of cheese, others will be hard to read. We seek out the places with a dark history because we are always looking to learn. We also seek out the most beautiful places because we love this planet. We are honest and like to talk about the good, the bad and ugly.

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Jen and Mel.