Friday, March 31, 2017

Book Review: One Year on a Bike

I have thought a lot lately about which book from the many I still have to review should take the spot for the 100th. I've spent a great deal of time over the last 2-years sharing reviews of books focused on interior design, gardening, architecture, travel, cooking, and entertaining. Recently I've started reviewing photography and coffee table books as well, and I appreciate the time that you all take to read what I think of these beautiful volumes. If you have a blog, or have ever tried to start a blog, you know that the key to being different is original content. These book reviews have become a steady stream of original content here on Color Outside the Lines, and I will continue adding more as the weeks and months progress. Again thank you for reading the reviews and purchasing these books, and following along with the blog! 

Now, on to the review. I picked this book as the 100th book review because if I had the opportunity to do this, spend one year on a bike - meeting new people, trying new things, and seeing new places - I would jump at the chance! One Year on a Bike, published by Gestalten is a sort of luxury scrapbook of the journey of one man, one bike, one long ride, and the adventures, pleasures, and pain. Martijn Doolaard used kickstarter to crowdsource the funds to begin the journey of taking a one-year sabbatical to make the seemingly impossible cycling trip from Amsterdam to Singapore. 

The book is a page by page recounting of the incredible journey through Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, India, and South East Asia. Take a look:  

One Year on a Bike is nothing short of beautiful, not only for the amazing images that were captured for the more than 360-pages, but for the endurance of Doolard throughout the journey. You can imagine how lonely one year on a bicycle could be, traveling more than 10,000 miles - sleeping in the wild - and the challenges that you'd face on such an adventure. But there are stories of love and acceptance, understanding and compassion, too! 

If you've ever wanted to challenge your normal, and adventure into the unknown, One Year on a Bike is the perfect book for you to own. Live vicariously until you're ready to make your own leap, no matter how large. Inspiring and beautiful, see more and grab your copy via the Amazon link below: 

One last note: If you've looked at purchasing my copies under the SHOP page and haven't been able to click on any of the buttons, I think I've fixed that issue. Take a look at the new books added to that page today! 

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