What this website is about:

How to live, work and travel independently as a minimalist at any age, full-time, year-round, outdoors with a bicycle, in both urban and rural environments, and while managing on a bare-bones budget.

Who this website is for:

Vicarious readers are people who read to experience things that they would not be able to experience in their own lives. They find that reading allows them to learn new things, expand their horizons, and develop empathy for others. Some people may read to escape from their own lives, while others may read to learn more about the world outside themselves. Still others may read for pleasure or simply because they enjoy the act of reading.

Aspiring minimalist bicycle nomads are people who are interested in living a simpler, more mobile lifestyle of travel and adventure on a bicycle. They are drawn to the idea of living with less stuff and having more freedom to travel and explore while managing a tiny budget.

There are many reasons why people might choose this lifestyle. Some are simply tired of the rat race and want to slow down and enjoy life more. Others are looking for a more meaningful or sustainable way of life, and believe that living with less can help to reduce their environmental footprint.

No matter what their individual circumstance, they all share a common goal: a desire to live a simpler, more meaningful life of freedom and adventure. They are willing to sacrifice stability, security. and some comfort in order to pursue their dream. With the start of each day, they are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

Living a simpler life is not always easy, and it is important to be realistic about goals. It takes time, effort, knowledge, and some special equipment to make the transition. It is important to be flexible, because things will not always go according to plan. One must be patient, able to adapt and roll with whatever life puts before them.

Some dream of traveling the world full-time, while others prefer shorter-term local or domestic travel. Some will work remotely while traveling, while others will rely on savings, or some other source of income.

The homeless are people who do not have a home. They may be living outdoors, on urban streets, in a shelter, or in a temporary, insecure situation. The homeless population is diverse, and includes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

There are many reasons why people become homeless. Some lose their homes due to unemployment, eviction, domestic or financial complications. Others become homeless due to mental illness, addiction, or domestic violence. Still others just prefer to spend their day-to-day lives traveling and living outdoors.

Chas D Bella is a dedicated bicycle touring enthusiast who has been actively involved in bicycle touring since 1997. He has embarked on numerous coast-to-coast tours across the United States, as well as extensive journeys through Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Eastern and Western Europe, and the United Kingdom. At the age of 67 (2023), Chas continues to live and tour full time, serving as a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for both beginners and seasoned professionals. Whether you're looking for motivation to hit the road or seeking advice on long-term touring comfort, Chas is ready to offer personalized support and guidance to help you achieve your goals.