Announcing The Biketripper
thebiketripper website screenshot

Everybody has a website these days. Almost every adventurer, traveller, weekend-get-away-er, decided at one point in time to get themselves a domain name and record their adventures for the world to follow. We did too. Almost a year ago to the day, we purchased the domain name for Tanlines for Two and started something we […]

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Cycling and Hiking Rainbow Mountain Peru
Rainbow Mountain Peru Bike Touring

What’s so Special About Rainbow Mountain? You may have heard of Rainbow Mountain (Winicunca/Vinicunca National Park) in the region of Cusco in Peru, but it’s far more likely that you have seen a picture taken by somebody at the top of the mountain; it’s been a favourite on image sharing websites for years and is […]

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Cycling in Europe without money – an update

Bike Touring Without Money We have already written a post about cycling in Europe on a tight budget, but something extreme has happened since publishing that post and writing this one: we have stopped spending money. That’s a bit of a lie; we have had to spend a few euros on toothpaste, two new toothbrushes […]

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Becoming a cycling nomad
Campsite bicycling cooking wildcamping

The transformation from city-dwelling, job-working, taxpaying citizens to roaming, penniless nomads seems to most people a transformation on a scale beyond imagining. How one can go from the security of rental contracts and direct-debits to the world of asking for day-old food and camping in quiet fields is a common question and it may be […]

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Cycling through Europe on a budget

It’s the elephant in the room and the question we’re most often asked, so we figured it deserved a short blog post after 9 weeks of experience on the road. We’ll do longer posts about budgets and keeping costs down in the future, probably once our small savings run dry and we have had to […]

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Our first encounter with a brown bear

Disclaimer: the featured image is not from our encounter; read on for why we weren’t capable of getting a photo! I have long been aware of the existence of bears, wolves and wild boar in much of central Europe, so I was pretty excited when we struck off the touristy coastal roads in search of rural […]

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Camping in Croatia so far

It’s now day 11 of what is becoming – in our heads at least – an around-the-world bike tour, we’ve spent the last 10 days biking from Dubrovnik’s airport to the middle of Croatia, somewhere near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Out of those ten days, we have slept five nights on campsites, where we have […]

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Part I: Europe by bike

In March, Katie & I came up with the idea of a bike tour starting in Morocco in May. It seemed like a grand idea, but temperatures routinely hit 30+ Celsius in Morocco throughout May and June, it started to sound impossible. Reading around, however, we discovered tips for surviving in the heat – rising early […]

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