This Man Took 6 Month Cycling Holidays Every Year | 14 Photos

Related Articles




Meet a real-life ‘castaway’ who goes on permanent holiday for half of the year.

This 35-year-old man from Connecticut won’t disclose his name, but he’s known as “Benedict” or “Ultra Romance” Instagram user. He finds the concept of going in to work day after day, year after year, spot on time “unnatural.” And it does seem true; one may become so wrapped up in work and making money that before one knows it, the life is all over.

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

Benedict says he realized years ago that a conventional lifestyle was not for him.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

“I went to college and got the degree and was trying to be a PE teacher or a personal trainer and do the hustle right out of college,” he told Business Insider. “Then it was like, ‘I gotta get a house, I’m 24, I got all these student loans’ … Before you know it, things work out and you meet the right girl and you settle down and buy the house and have the mortgage payment and the cars. But ultimately that was not going to be me.”

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

Benedict does work—but only for about six months a year.

 

He likes his job as a fishing guide on a charter boat but only does it for about half the year. For the other six months, he travels and explores the world.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

Getting intimate with nature, that is freedom for him. One learns to be humble and rely on a greater power. That is what keeps one human.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

When he’s traveling, Benedict lives on about $10 a day, so he lives a very modest and simple life.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

Minimalism is key to this kind of lifestyle.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

All he needs is his trusted bike and some camping gear. He says he models himself on early hunter-gatherers, who spent time devoted to acquiring resources, and then has leisure time until the next gathering period—a far different mentality than working five days a week, every week.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

He still embraces technology. Benedict has a lively social media presence and admits that he loves places like Whole Foods. But “Peasant foods” are the way to go; he says there’s plenty of nutrition to be found in the natural world, and therefore does a lot of foraging for his greens and enjoys eating sea-food when he’s near any coastal area.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

He lives like a real life castaway. Benedict has always had the travel itch and estimates that in the past 15 years, he’s never stayed in one place for more than six months.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

Full-time work is necessary, as it provides the means to buy the things we need in today’s world. But for anyone who just feels the need to experience a change, even for a little while, Benedict has paved the way.

 

ultra romance bike, juan cool romance, cycling holiday, adventure, amazing, cool, bicycle, travel, ultra romance, bicycle touring, benedict

 

 

Before You Go Just Watch YouTube Videos About Bicycle Touring:

 

[youtube width=”800″ height=”500″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9XA8xNcgZg[/youtube]

 

[youtube width=”800″ height=”500″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge4v9t5JkfQ&t=3s[/youtube]

 

H/T: Business Insider





Health Benefits of Kokum or Mangosteen |...

Kokum fruit (Mangosteen) is one the healthiest fruits that is available in most parts of India. The scientific name of this fruit is Garcinia...

Hot & Ageless Playmates models: Now and Then...

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's idea of recreation of cover photos of Playboy magazine has proved that Age has no bar. Hugh Hefner believes that...

16 Hottest Female Tennis Players Photos | Sports...

Women’s tennis is often known for the combination of beauties and brains. The kind of adrenaline rush which gives people when they are on...

How Arun “An Indian Scientist from NASA’ fooled...

Sit down, fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. He had just been recruited by the NASA, the American space organization. In August 2012,...

10 Most Disturbing, Mystifying & Vintage Images of...

Part of the American entertainment that is now considered inhuman and detestable were the circus sideshows that exploited the disabled for the sake of...

Incredible, Impossible & Inaccessible Monasteries of Meteora Greece

The Metéora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos The six...