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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

My 3 Books
I write, self publish and sell books about touring

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My Books
About Me
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Continue My Travels

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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About Us
See the complete story on how we made the decision, saved up, and finally left on our life long bicycle tour


Cindie Travis was born in New Britain, Connecticut, USA and grew up on the east coast. Cindie attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and received a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1984. She is a professional Geologist and her most recent employment was with Southwest Ground-water Consultants Inc. in Prescott, Arizona where she worked on water development, sanitation, and environmental clean up projects.

Tim Travis was born in Bloomington, Indiana, USA and grew up in a small town just south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Tim attended Indiana University in Bloomington and received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1991. He later attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona and earned a Masters of Education in 2001. Tim Travis is a Special Education Teacher and his most recent employment was in a residential treatment school for girls 12 - 18 years old with severe behavioral and emotional disabilities.

Tim and Cindie met in Flagstaff, Arizona. Our first date was a mountain bike ride up Mount Elden in Flagstaff. Tim took Cindie on her first bike tour six months later in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Cindie was hooked on bike touring from the start. Five years later we got married in Las Vegas, Nevada, on bicycles, in the tunnel of love. We honeymooned on our tandem for three weeks in Northwestern Washington. Tim had always dreamed of going on a world bicycle tour and began planning that trip soon after the honeymoon. After many years of saving and planning we sold everything and rented out our house in Prescott, Arizona. On March 30, 2002, we rolled out the door and down the road. See the complete story on how we made the decision, saved up, and finally left on our life long bicycle tour

Our finances were originally structured to carry us through seven years of bicycle touring with the possibility of extending the tour if we work along the way. During our first two years of travel through Central America we found several ways of earning income from our busy web site.  (see the new longer travel plan)

We loosely planned a year in each of the following continents, North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. We started the web page to keep our family and friends informed of our location and activities. It has since grown into a photo journal, travelogue and daily written journal. Our goal is not to have a goal.

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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