Yes, but those two plane tickets took me more than 6,600 miles over the course of two weeks. No maintenance, no border crossing troubles, no hunting for gas stations, no dangerous traffic, no worrying the bike will get stolen… I could go on and on. My lifestyle involves staying in one place for several weeks at a time and keeping my possessions to a bare minimum. I choose to live that way for the freedom and simplicity.
I don’t care so much about seeing a ton of places as I do about simply spending time in one area. I’m a lot happier getting to know a small neighborhood, the shop owners, the streets, the people that live there, etc. Doing that on foot is a lot easier than constantly zooming around on a scooter. 🙂