(This post was written long before I decided to travel around the world by bicycle. I have kept the post, for historical purposes. At the time the post was originally written, the idea was to spend a much shorter time, travelling by trains, buses, ferries, and so on)
I’ve been thinking about the duration of time I’d like to spend in North America. Currently, I’ve planned for 6 months. However, depending upon finances by that stage, I’m now considering 12 months. This will give me the opportunity to experience a full year of seasons, as well as being able to be there for all of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and both Canada Day (1st of July) and US Independence Day (4th of July).