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Show 42: Shane Cycles Off To Africa

2011-10-27 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 24s

This edition of the TravellingTwo podcast features an interview with Shane Little, who's heading off to cycle the length of Africa. Shane's become a good friend over the past couple of years, and we're going to miss having him around in the Netherlands. Good luck Shane, and come back safely!…

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Show 41: Interviewing Amaya – On The Road Since 2006

2011-10-10 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 38s

In this edition of the TravellingTwo podcast, we interview Amaya Williams of the WorldBiking.info website. She's been cycling the world with her husband Eric since 2006. This post also contains a video version of the interview. Let us know which you like best! …

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Show 40: Answering Questions About Long-Distance Bicycle Touring

2011-07-09 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 40s

It's the 40th edition of the Travelling Two Bike Touring Podcast, and it's a bit of special edition because two of our listeners, Dave & Bethany, are interviewing us. They're heading out on a big bicycle tour and had a lot of questions about route planning, visas and other aspects of planning a long international trip. …

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Show 39: Lightweight Bike Touring

2011-01-01 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 36s

We're trying to lighten our bags, so we called in the help of a friend. Stijn travels all over the world on trips of up to 6 months and he only carries 8-10kg of weight in his panniers. In this podcast, Stijn tells us about his travels, tips for packing and how he continually evaluates his gear to see where he can shave off a few more grams.…

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Show 38: Sonya & Aaldrik, On The Road Since 2006

2010-08-12 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 29s

Sonya & Aaldrik set off to tour the world in 2006. Some 50,000km later, they're still on the road and going strong. We caught up with them to hear about their journey, and some of the tips and experiences they've had along the way.…

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Show 37: Rick Gunn’s 3-Year World Bike Tour

2010-05-14 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 30s

In 2005, Rick Gunn began a 3-year trip around the world by bicycle that would take him through 35 countries and on a personal journey of self-discovery. This podcast also includes a sneak preview of what's coming up on TravellingTwo.com - a free Bike Touring eBook!…

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Show 36: David Piper and Free Camping In Holland

2010-04-11 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 14s

David Piper has a unique approach to big bike touring trips. He's going around the world by linking up a series of rides that will eventually connect to make his circumnavigation complete. In this podcast, we interview David and we also talk about free camping sites in the Netherlands.…

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Show 35: Marija Kozin

2010-03-10 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 25s

In 2006, Marija Kozin left her home in Slovenia and set out on a solo journey towards China by bicycle. When she reached Beijing, Marija turned around and cycled home again. During her 30 month trip, she covered some of the toughest routes in the world of bike touring.…

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Show 34: Heinz Stücke Interview

2010-02-18 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 49s

Heinz Stücke is the world's most experienced bike tourist. On the road since 1962, he's covered 600,000km by bicycle. Now 70 years old, Heinz is still going strong. Listen to this special edition of the TravellingTwo bike touring podcast to hear about how he tours, why he doesn't wear a helmet and where he's off to next.…

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Show 33: Talking Traffic And Other Bike Touring Challenges

2010-02-05 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 20s

When we think of cycle touring, we dream of quiet roads and friendly places. It's often like that but not always. In this bike touring podcast, we learn how to deal with traffic and other challenges like aggressive dogs and how to find a place to sleep at night.…

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Show 32: TransAmerica Trail, Heinz Stücke and Winter Camping

2010-01-24 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 21s

This week we cycle the TransAmerica Trail from Oregon to Virgina with Melanie. We also talk to the famous Heinz Stücke, who tells about how his bike was stolen in Russia. And we share lessons from a winter camping trip. All in Episode 32 of our bike touring podcast.…

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Show 31: Tim & Cindie Travis, Peter Gostelow and Winter Biking

2010-01-08 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 34s

We talk this week to Tim & Cindie Travis, epic bike tourers who've been on the road for nearly 8 years, as well as Peter Gostelow who's riding through Africa. We also describe how we've been preparing for a winter bike touring trip. It's all in the 31st edition of the TravellingTwo bike touring podcast.…

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Show 30: Kettle Valley Rail Trail

2009-12-20 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 19s

Mike Kearsley is our guest this week, talking to us about a trip on British Columbia's Kettle Valley Railway with his wife, daughter and family dog. We also touch on a new and exciting bike wheel from MIT and my favourite bike blog of the week. Listen in and start planning next year's tour.…

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Show 29: Family on Bikes, Bike Blogs and Poll Results

2009-12-11 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 28s

The TravellingTwo bike touring show talks to Nancy of Family On Bikes about their adventure riding the Pan-American Highway. We also highlight some great bike blogs and bring you some thoughts from cyclists at last month's bike touring fair in Rotterdam.…

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Show 28: Rob Lilwall and Cycling Concerns

2009-11-27 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 26s

This episode of the TravellingTwo cycle touring podcast includes an interview with the engaging Rob Lilwall, who's just published his book about a journey Cycling Home From Siberia. We also share some of the latest bike-related news, talk about encouraging yourself to get out and ride despite the grey winter weather and touch on some of your bike touring concerns.…

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Show 27: A new podcast and Dutch Cycling

2009-11-13 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 23s

After a prolonged absence over the summer, when we were too busy soaking up all the joys of our last few months on tour to be glued to our laptop, we're excited to say that the TravellingTwo podcast is back!…

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CBC Radio Interview

2009-09-27 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 12s

CBC Radio in New Brunswick asked for an interview about our trip. It aired on Shift, the drive home show. We've recorded and uploaded it here so you can listen in…

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Show 26: An African adventure and our last leg

2009-08-10 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 28s

Here's our latest radio show, coming to you from Wisconsin and with a little African flair. In this show we talk to Peter Gostelow, who just returned last summer from a 3-year cycling journey and now is off again from England to South Africa, raising money for mosquito nets to prevent malaria along the way. …

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Show 25: All about New Zealand

2009-04-29 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 37s

There’s no doubt about it, New Zealand is one of the world’s great beauties when it comes to heavenly cycling. In this show, we focus on our favourite parts of the South Island, including what to pack in your bags, and we talk to David who runs the enormously helpful Cycle Tour website. He’s a…

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Show 24: Long-term travel and heading home

2009-04-26 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 26s

Anyone who's been reading our blog lately will have noticed that our thoughts are currently obsessed with the transition from full-time travel to coming home. How to adapt and what focus we want our lives to take in the future is a constant point of pondering lately.…

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Show 23: Epic trips and cargo ships

2009-02-08 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 27s

A successful cargo ship voyage (no rough seas and a wonderful crew) brought us to Napier, New Zealand this morning. There’s so much to tell but as we get our thoughts together, here’s our latest podcast. It includes a few reflections on Australia, an interview with Chris Roach as he sets off on a huge…

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Show 22: An Australian Christmas

2008-12-21 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 38s

It’s that time of year again, although it’s hard to feel that Christmas spirit when there’s no snow on the ground. The Christmas lights are up and Santa is on every lawn here in Australia but for us, it just seems like April, when the weather is warming up, the grass is turning green and…

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Show 21: A new cycling record?

2008-11-13 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 10s

You saw it here first! When we were on Langkawi Island, we met 43-year-old Alan Bate, a British cyclist who’s planning to race around the world in 170 days. If he succeeds, Alan would beat the record recently set by Mark Beaumont. Alan is hoping to start his trip in summer 2009 but first he’s…

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Show 20: Southeast Asia

2008-10-07 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 24s

There’s nothing like a rainy day to get a few things done. As the heavens opened, we realised cycling was going to be futile so instead we recorded our latest podcast. This time we share some of the highs and lows with you from our four months in Southeast Asia and a few tips for…

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Stung Meanchey Podcast

2008-08-12 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 16s

A few days ago we had the chance to take food to the kids living and working up at the Stung Meanchey garbage dump in Phnom Penh. They exist in appalling conditions, without access to enough food, money, medical care and so many other things most of us take for granted. The day we visited…

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Podcast 18: More on Central Asia

2008-08-02 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 37s

In the Cambodian beach resort of Sihanoukville, we put together our latest podcast. This time we talk more about Central Asia – the amazing Lake Song Kol in Kyrgyzstan, our favourite and not-so-favourite parts of the region and what to bring. Plus we have an interview with Greg, a Hungarian cycling the Silk Road who…

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A new start in Bangkok

2008-06-23 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 28s

It’s a whole new world. Just a few hours in a plane have zipped us away from remote Central Asia to lively Bangkok, where we’re feasting on spicy Thai curries, power that stays on, water that’s always running and truly high speed internet for the first time in months. At first we felt strange boarding…

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Travel chatter

2008-04-28

A few days ago Friedel had the chance to talk to Chris, the host of the Amateur Traveler podcast, about our time in Iran. It was a fun hour chatting about a wonderful country and perhaps some of you would like to listen in so check on the site to download the show. Chris also…

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Spring Cleaning: German singing boys

2008-04-13 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 11s

They tell us Samarqand is a beautiful city but it’s pouring rain outside and how can you see all the ancient buildings when the heavens are open and water is falling from the skies with full force? There was nothing for it but to do a bit of spring cleaning instead and for us this…

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Spring Cleaning: Meet Carl

2008-04-13 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 15s

As part of our trying to release a few of the backlogged interviews here is a mini-show where we introduce you to Carl, a French Canadian who we met way back when we were just green cycling tourists, hardly through our first month on the road. This interview has really been hanging around a long…

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Cycling in Iran Podcast

2008-03-06 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 39s

We took advantage of the afternoon sunshine yesterday to sit down and record our latest radio show. It’s all about our thoughts on cycling in Iran (fantastic people but crazy drivers) and getting visas for Central Asia (immensely frustrating and time consuming). We’ll also introduce you to two cyclists we met on the road: Tyson,…

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Thoughts from Damascus

2007-12-02 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 31s

It's hard to believe it's nearly Christmas and we have been on the road for well over a year. Time is just flying by and since we last reported from Istanbul we've had so many wonderful experiences. So, here's our latest radio show from a Damascus teahouse.…

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On the air from Istanbul

2007-10-09 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 24s

Our first few days in Istanbul have been spent in a flurried rush between consulates, trying to organise visas for Iran, Syria and Pakistan. Photocopies, bank payments, letters of invitation, plastic sleeves for all the documents. It is an amazing array of paperwork that we have gone through and the difference in accomodation is fascinating.…

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Show 10: Italy in August

2007-08-19 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 20s

It’s August and we are with the rest of Italy, sunning ourselves by the Adriatic Sea. The beaches here are beautiful; teal green water set against dark blue skies with hardly a cloud in sight. The other night we waded into the water and recorded our latest radio show, with just a few thoughts on…

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Show 9: Slovenia

2007-07-05 :: Friedel and Andrew Grant
Length: 19s

After a long break, it’s finally time for another radio show! This time we talk about our first few days in Slovenia (what a wonderful country, so many waterfalls and stunning rivers!!) and also feature an interview with Andrew and Eider, a couple we met in a French campground. They share tales and advice from…

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