I've found that I'm at at my most grateful while bike touring. I'll be celebrating the publication of Going Somewhere -- my debut book about a cross-country bicycle trip and a search for direction -- by riding my bike from reading to reading.
It seems as though the East would have a leg up on celebrating our Independence, if not entirely due to its historical tours, but we have yet to be convinced. We found activities in the West that rival all of the best activities on the East.
Irish artist Eolaí, a.k.a. Liam Daly, is chronicling his adventure around Ireland. It's digital that drives this clockwise, one-man, two-to-three month, slo-mo, 32-county, social media cycling and painting tour.