The Highway That Has No Finish

by jpc_touring-bicycle

Have you ever ever dreamed of leaving your private home and by no means returning, solely to journey the world indefinitely? For a lot of, the notion of such a factor sounds merely preposterous, however for 2 people from Prescott, Arizona (USA), the dream has turn into a actuality!

In early 2002, married couple, Tim and Cindie Travis offered off practically all of their humanly possessions, rented out their home, and hit the highway on a set of fully-loaded bicycles. Leaving their sunny Arizona homestead, they traveled south and for greater than a 12 months slowly weaved their approach by Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Alongside the way in which, they recorded their each day occasions of their private journals and chronicled their travels on their web site at

After reaching Panama and flying again to the US for a brief hiatus from their Central American travels, Tim Travis put collectively his first ebook in regards to the couple’s biking adventures and titled it, “The Highway That Has No Finish: How We Traded Our Atypical Lives For A Spherical The World Bicycle Touring Journey.”

Because the publication of this primary ebook, Tim and Cindie Travis have continued touring the world by bike. As of this writing, they’ve been on the highway for practically eight years… and  they haven’t any plans of stopping any time quickly.

Whether or not you too have aspirations of in the future changing into a world-wide bicycle traveler… and even in case you have by no means dreamed of touring the world your self, you will see the Travis’ story completely fascinating. Not many individuals have the center to really dream up such an journey… and even fewer truly do the work required to make it occur!

The Highway That Has No Finish is the primary of three books in regards to the Travis’s world-wide bicycle adventures. The opposite two are:

The Highway That Has No Finish, is the story of the Travis’ first exploits exterior of the US. Not like many different journey tales, The Highway That Has No Finish begins with an in depth description of precisely how the Travis’ got here up with the thought to journey the world by bike… and much more curiously, how they saved up the cash to make the enterprise potential. For me, this was probably the most attention-grabbing a part of the whole ebook. Like so many others, I’ve learn tons of of journey books in my lifetime and after some time, all of them begin to begin to sound the identical. After some time, experiences on the highway appear to be related regardless of the place you’re on this planet, however it’s uncommon to seek out such particulars on how two people (a married couple, no-less) had been in a position to come collectively, resolve {that a} world bike tour was potential, after which work for years on finish as a way to make it occur. This data alone is motive sufficient to purchase this ebook!

After saving up for years and years, the Travis’ lastly left their dwelling exterior of Phoenix, Arizona and headed south towards the Mexican border. Like many Individuals, the Travis’ didn’t know a lot about Mexico or its neighboring international locations to the south, however rapidly discovered that Mexico and its folks weren’t what that they had been led to consider.

Slowly making their approach by Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama by bike, the Travis’ are taken in by native farmers, fed by native grandmothers, and achieve the approval of hundreds of people in poverty stricken corners of those Central American international locations.

Whereas the great instances had been a lot, there have been a number of hardships as nicely. Whereas touring by bike by Central America, the Travis’ had been compelled to journey in blazing scorching humidity, climb hills that gave their legs a thrashing on the uphill and wore their brake pads all the way down to the steel on the descent. They grew to become sick at instances, had been frightened for his or her lives at others, struggled with bike upkeep and had been continually looking out for a secure place to sleep. On the border crossings they had been usually instances compelled to bribe border officers; They had been attacked by an airplane spraying pesticides in Guatemala; And all through their travels they had been on the fixed lookout for pickpockets seeking to steal the few possessions that they had with them.

Most curiously, by the tip of the ebook, the Travis’ achieve a brand new understanding of what it means to be an American. Their experiences in Central America (the intense poverty, the politics, the easy way of life) make them notice as soon as and for all that Individuals don’t have every little thing found out and that there sure issues in life that you simply don’t want as a way to be completely satisfied. Journey modifications your mind-set and searching on the world, and after studying this ebook, I feel you too could rethink how it’s that you simply go about your life and consider the surface world.

The Highway That By no means Ends is a 312 pages of straightforward, pleasurable studying blended with a plethora of amateurish black and whereas photographs from the highway. The ebook is so easy and so all the way down to earth, nonetheless, I usually instances thought it could have been written for a small youngster or probably an aged grandparent. That isn’t to say the ebook is poorly written. In no way. All I’m saying is that for extra superior readers, this ebook could also be a wee-bit elementary. That stated, I’ve a sense the writing type right here was finished on function, in order to permit anybody from wherever on this planet the opportunity of studying and understanding this ebook. If that’s the case, then it’s a wise transfer on Tim Travis’ half, as a result of it opens up the story to those that won’t in any other case learn it… and it provides them the instruments to not solely comprehend the ideas and tales, but in addition the understanding wanted to mentally be part of the Travis’ on their journey.

Tim and Cindie’s story is a novel one and it’s onerous to disregard the onerous work they’ve put in as a way to make their way of life potential. The Highway That Has No Finish is an efficient ebook for the first-time bicycle traveler… or anybody  excited by main a extra extraordinary life.

Like many good books, you’re unhappy when the story does lastly come to an finish. However what’s most fun right here is that that is solely the primary a part of the Travis’ adventures and there may be a lot extra to come back. There are at present two extra books which you can order in regards to the bicycle touring adventures of Tim and Cindie Travis… and I’m positive there shall be extra to come back sooner or later.

Within the meantime, you should purchase a duplicate of The Highway That Has No Finish by this hyperlink… or you may choose up a duplicate of the ebook in audio format for straightforward listening in your laptop or your favourite MP3 gadget.

Extra details about Tim and Cindie Travis’ bicycle touring adventures may be discovered at


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