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Beans, Bikes, and Blooms is a travel site that lives at the intersection of coffee culture, cycling adventures, and natural beauty. My mission is to introduce you to captivating destinations to explore on two wheels, unveil botanical oases and pristine ecosystems for you to discover, and uncover the most buzzworthy coffee shops and roasteries.
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Hi!! I’m Susan. I’m glad you’re here!
I like travel, dirt…and coffee! (Not necessarily in that order)
I’m an avid gardener and love to visit gardens of all kinds when travelling. I live in southern New Jersey with my husband Bill. We live in a 1980s contemporary that sits on 2-1/2 wooded acres. This is where I have my floral and vegetable gardens.
We share our little slice of heaven with our rescue pets: 4 cats 🐈⬛(Abby, Cheetoh, Cosmo, and Syd) as well as our dog Nola 🐕 and the latest addition, our puppy, Dax.
At 55, I decided to take up mountain biking. Because, doesn’t everyone?? Lol. I fell in love! I ride a Trek Fuel EX 5 🚲. I am by no means a pro. But I love getting out on my local trails. I also travel with my bicycle which allows me to experience new terrains, hone new skills and see sites that I might otherwise miss.
And then there’s coffee. I’m not sure whether to call myself a coffee connoisseur or a caffeine whore 😂. I have every coffee-making device imaginable, I love to visit independent coffee shops and roasteries when I’m on the road. But when I’m home I admit that I sacrifice exotic blends for what’s available😒.