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Of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.  Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and slavery of Home, man feels once more happy.  The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood. . . Afresh dawns the morn of life. . .

The explorer Sir Richard Burton

Tom and Jacky Nelson have cycle toured in more than 55 countries on 6 continents.  Below is a listing of tours and above are links to a few maps and brief descriptions.

2017 – Israel                                                                                                                   2016 – Japan – Kyushu, Shikoku and western Honshu                        2016 – India – Kashmir and Ladakh (Srinagar to Leh to Manali)      2015 – Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil
2014 – New Zealand, North and South Islands
2013 – South Korea, Jeju Island
2012 – Minneapolis to Seattle
2012 – Cambodia and Thailand
2011 – Seattle to San Diego through Crater Lake
2010 – Europe – UK, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg
2009 – Vietnam
2009 – Seattle to Indianapolis through Banff
2008 – Bogota to Lima: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
2007 – Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Liechtenstein and Austria
2006 – Australia: Darwin to Perth
2005 – Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and Holland
2004 – Chile and Argentina
2003 – France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Germany and England
2002 – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Laos
2001 – Copenhagen to Tromso: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark
2000 – Thailand
1999 – South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia and Zambia
1998 – Israel, Turkey and Rhodes
1997 – France, UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg
1996 – Australia – Sydney to Cooktown
1995 – To the Nordkapp: Sweden, Finland and Norway
1995 – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
1994 – Canada: Vancouver to Minneapolis
1993 – Spain and Portugal
1992 – Tom’s solo 13,000 kilometer journey through 16 European countries
1989 – Transamerica – Oregon to Washington D.C.