Unfortunately, most of today’s touring bikes don’t have kickstands. Even if you want to add one, you can’t on most bikes. Like it or not, there will come a time when you will have to lay your bike on the ground.
When that time comes, did you know that there is a right and wrong way to lay a bike on the ground? It’s true. A bicycle should always be placed drive-side up to reduce the chance of damaging the derailleurs.