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The story of how I saved money, quit my job, sold my possessions, and set off to endlessly travel by bike around the world. My Plan

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Places I have been
How can I afford this?)

India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present

Alaska / Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

Sept 2006 to Sept 2007

SE Asia / China
Nov 2004 to Sept 2006

South America
June 2003 to June 2004

AZ, Mexico, and Central America
March 2002 to April 2003

How I started
The 5 years before I left

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Equipment Pages Index

How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
(See more about Sponsorship)

START HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames 
The Steel Repair Myth.
Steel and Aluminum Derailleur Hanger Repair.
Bicycle Touring Wheels
Phil Wood: The Best Bicycle Hubs

Panniers / Bike Bags
Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours..
Bicycle Touring Saddles.
Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles
Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
Bike Computer
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips.
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Buying Camping Equipment
Tent and Ground Cloth
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Camp Stove
Pots and Pans
Water Filter
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

Bike Touring Shorts

Short-wave Radio
Bicycle touring lights

Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures

See My Videos Here

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Media Room: Newspaper stories, Magazine Articles, Radio Interviews, Books, and Podcasts about Around The World Bike Tour, International Travel and Bicycle Touring.
(see also , MP3 Audio Interviews, Videos. Finance  About Me and sponsorship pages)

Occasionally my bicycle adventure makes it into the media.  This is surprising for two reasons.  First, bike touring is not a mainstream activity and non-racing cyclists seldom receive news coverage.  Second, I live abroad, on the road, occasionally without basic conveniences like a telephone or dependable electricity.  The interviews and stories below will hopefully provide an interesting insight into my nomadic lifestyle and the world of bicycle touring.
 Press Kit

Radio and Podcast Interviews (see also video below)

Mp3 Audio:  Keep Your Daydream Podcast with Tricia Leach

Mp3 Audio:  Interview with Paul Schmid of The Pursuit Zone Podcast

Mp3 Audio:  interview with Brian of about bicycle touring tires, safety, crime, food, free camping techniques, and more

Mp3 Audio: I had several short radio interviews on the WRBI radio station, Indiana, USA

Mp3 Audio: Bicycle Touring PodCast interview with Freidel of

Mp3 Audio:  interview with Darren Alff of

MP3 Audio: Kansas Cyclist Podcast

MP3 Audio: KNAU/NPR Flagstaff, Arizona - Morning Edition

MP3 Audio: San Francisco BikeScape podcast (see blog post) with Jon Winston

MP3 Audio: Hear our radio interview (mp3) with KGNU Denver/Boulder  (53:35 minutes)

MP3 Audio: This is Cindie's 2nd radio interview in Australia and this time she is in the studio with great sound quality (18:45 minutes)

MP3 Audio: Bike Tourist PodCast Interview (54 minutes)

MP3 Audio: ABC Radio, Australia Interview (10 minutes)

MP3 Audio: Hear Chapter 1 of our 7.5 hour Audio Book!
"The Road That Has No End" (Purchase full version HERE )

Hear our KGNU Radio Interview on MP3 File

Newspaper Pictures, Stories, and Articles

The Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana, USA.  The Road Doesn't End For the Travises By Diane Raver 

The Record Troy, New York State. Bicyclists travel the world  By Diana Denner

The Post-Standard Syracuse, New York, USA  Prescott, Ariz. couple traveling the world on their bikes ride through Central New York  by David Figura

The Daily Iowan: Finding community in RAGBRAI by Chris Clark

Omaha World Herald Outdoors: Husband, wife put spin on trip by marjie.ducey

The Daily Courier, Prescott Arizona, USA Bicycling Couple Recounts Adventures by Ken Hedler

Times Union News, Albany, New York, USA Traveling The World On Two Wheels  by Alan Wechsler

Taranaki Daily News, New Zealand:  Arizona Couple Cycle World, Leaving Ordinary Life Behind

The South Coast Register, NSW, Australia (pictures of article only) Around The World in 1780 Days

Gold Coast News, Queensland, Australia (pictures of article only)  The World at their Feet

New York Times in NY, NY, USA Travel Section pictorial called Why Do They Travel

Orange County Register in Los Angeles, California, USA:  Extreme adventures can test relationships: A strict division of labor seems to work best for couples at sea or on the road together.

Indianapolis Star in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA  Couple are using wheels to go around the world

Tucson Citizen in Tucson Arizona, USA Different spokes for different folks

Prescott Courier in Arizona, USA  Prescott couple to ride off on worldwide trip

TV News and programs

Prescott, Ariz. couple traveling the world on their bikes ride through Central New York Interview with Pueblo Colorado Public Television


Web Sites

Written interview with Nancy Sathre-Vogel of ( and Tim + Cindie Travis
Guest Contributor Alastair Humphreys' "Reasons to travel or not to travel"
Q and A with the Sharing Experiences Website
WRBI Local News:   Couple Pedal Their Way Across Continents
Questions and Answers with a Greek Web Site (in English)
Dyslexic Bicyclist travels the world.
Email Interview with California Web Site


Black Dog Publishing in London


Rides Rallies & Tour November - December 2002

1min Introduction to Tim and Cindie Travis

Since 2002 we have bicycle toured in Central and South America, SE Asia, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada

How Do you Finance Such a Long Trip?

Where do you work and write as you bicycle tour abroad and travel overseas

What Is Your Daily Travel Budget for your Around the World Bicycle Tour?

Adopting the Nomadic Cycling Life Indefinitely

What Kind of Health Problems have you Experienced Overseas While Traveling?

More Videos Here


Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice

- Bike Stuff
- Camping

Touring Bicycles

Tools and Spares

Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress
Camp Stove
Water Filter
Pots and Pans
First Aide Kits
Solar Power
Bike Maps
Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
Cargo Trailers
Kick Stands
Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag


Bike Shoes
Bike Touring Shorts

Stealth/Free Camp

What I Have Learned On The Road

Dreaming of Endless Travel

Injustice of Poverty

Much MORE Gear Here!

Sponsors (how?)

Cycle Touring Racks

Tents and ground cloths
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress Pads

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