Meet Our Newest Little Cyclist: Baby Luke

We’re happy to announce that ‘TravellingTwo’ has become (unofficially, at least), ‘Travelling Three‘! Baby Luke arrived in the world on Saturday morning.

To say we’re walking on clouds would be an understatement. If the website is a bit quiet over the coming weeks, you know why. We’re doing something far more important than email and blogs. We’re getting to know our new son, and what a wonderful time we’re having.



  1. Shane
    23rd February 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Ha you’ve changed already, already one of “them” 🙂

    Well done, congradulations, and lets hope many more happy travellingthree years:)


  2. Ramona
    23rd February 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Yay! Wow, you can really see both of you in him. Amazing. Travelling Three indeed!

  3. Greg
    23rd February 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Ok, lets have the truth…

    Which is easier, riding your bike around the world or childbirth?

    Congrats to all 3 of you!

  4. Amaya
    23rd February 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    With the bike touring blanket, you’re obviously initiating him early.

    Congrats, guys! And welcome, Luke, to the wonderful world of bike touring.

  5. Dominic
    23rd February 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    That is an adorable blanket and you both look so happy. Congratulations and here’s to!

  6. Dave in Denver
    23rd February 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    He’s adorable! Might be hard to find a bike helmet to fit him now, though! :> Enjoy these moments, as they fly by faster than Andrew fully loaded on the downhill.

  7. Doug W.
    23rd February 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Congrats to you all. Love the blanket and glad you’re all healthy.

  8. Fabio
    24th February 2012 at 9:37 am #

    fantastic! congratulations and… is he already a wereldfietser? 😀

  9. Ingrid
    24th February 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Hey, congratulations! We are so happy, that everything went fine. Welcome Luke to the world of wheels 😉 Is he Dutch? So hes birthday is the 19th of February 2012? Friedel looks y little tired. And Andrew looks more than proud (did you grow? haha…). We are very happy for you – TravellingTwoAndAHalf…!

  10. Jeff Katzer
    25th February 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Beautiful baby. My (our) 5th grandson was born yesterday. There are some photos on my blog. I’ve been enjoying your podcasts this winter. I’m up to Central Asia… Congrats and best wishes, Kat

  11. Sam
    26th February 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Fantastic news! May your touring be all the more wonderful now that Luke is around to carry the heavy tent, pots, pans, sleeping bags etc on your trips in the future.

    Having just returned from a year pedalling from London to Thailand we have just discovered that Francesca is pregnant, so looking forward to your posts on the best trailers and child-seats out there!

    Again, many congratulations and thanks for all the time and effort you have put into travellingtwo. It was an invaluable resource.

  12. Tyler & Tara
    27th February 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Congratulations, all three of you 🙂 Welcome to the world Luke, you’re a lucky little dude–your parents are awesome!

    Love from the US,
    Tyler & Tara

  13. Freddie & Guy
    27th February 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Congratulations, he looks like a bright young man. Very cute!
    Greetings from Down Under.

  14. anthony kelly
    27th February 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    fantastic news welcome luke no doubt your going to see a lot of this planet in the coming years.
    my daughter is expecting her second child very shortly only hours away hopefully.

  15. David Cohen
    28th February 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Mazeltov 🙂

  16. Debbie Mill
    28th February 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Congratulations to you both. Best times ahead – much more challenging than cycling around the world!!!!

  17. Rikus Kaijer
    28th February 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Hi Andrew and Friedel,

    Van harte gefeliciteerd met je zoon Luke.
    Look forward to seeing him and his parents in April.
    Enjoy your baby.

    Cheers Rikus.

  18. Miroslav
    28th February 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Nice baby, congratulations parents!!!

  19. Andrew McFarlane
    28th February 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Many congratulations. Wishing you all a healthy and happy future.

  20. Louis-P & Lysanne
    28th February 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Congratulations to the new parents.
    Baby Luke is so nice!
    Can’t wait to give him a kiss!

  21. Dee Haarhaus
    28th February 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Congratulations! Of course he’s the sweetest baby every born! Thanks for sharing the photos – he looks so healthy and alert. Wishing you happy tri-cycling and looking forward to reading about your new exploits when they come. For now, just enjoy getting to know each other…

  22. Arian van Helden
    28th February 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Hey you two!

    Congratulations! What a sweetie!!!

    Have a wonderful time together. You’re excused for not being on your blog so often ;-)!!!!!!

    Moniek and Arian

  23. Louise
    28th February 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS to all THREE of you!!! Beautiful little bloke XXX

  24. Michael B
    28th February 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Congratulations to both of you!!!

  25. Fin and Zoa
    28th February 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    And then there was three….

    Jack and Paco think he is mighty cute!


    A new chapter of your life begins….. how exciting!

  26. Paul and Jackie
    28th February 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    What an adorable baby and a wonderful set of photos.

    Well done you three!!!

  27. Simon
    28th February 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Congratulations! Lovely baby and greatphotos.

  28. Peter and Ann
    29th February 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Congrats to you both. I guess there will be more reviews of baby carriers now!

  29. Pat
    29th February 2012 at 2:32 am #

    a beautiful baby. Love the blanket and the congradulation card. Does he have a helmet yet?

  30. Leda Emi
    29th February 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Beautiful, happy, lucky family: congratulations!!!

    Lots of hugs from Brasil!


  31. Sylvie, Ben and Gaspard
    1st March 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Congratulations Friedel and Andrew! Welcome Luke!
    This baby is in good hands to see the world. We wish the three of you a lot of happiness.
    And to answer one of the comments … a baby is much more challenging than a round-the-world trip! A lot of fun too …

  32. terri
    1st March 2012 at 1:53 am #

    Happy Babymoon Friedel and Andrew ~ He’s a gorgeous boy (Luke I mean!)
    Babies are very portable!
    (aren’t you glad he wasn’t born on the 29th?)

  33. Rev Johannes Myors
    1st March 2012 at 2:58 am #

    Congratulations on the birth of your new son. The pictures are really cute. Looks like Luke can get a little lost in his clothing now. He’s got to grow some for them to fit him better.

    It will be interesting to see the website name changed from TravellingTwo to TravellingThree.

  34. friedel
    1st March 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Thanks for all the kind comments everyone – and sorry we haven’t yet replied to them individually. We don’t have much time on the computer right now, and the majority of the time we do have is spent typing one handed (with the other hand being busy feeding, holding or entertaining Luke). Still, it’s a lovely time in our lives and life will get back to some sort of normal one day. For now, we’re just enjoying every moment 🙂

  35. André Cherri
    1st March 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Please, don´t waste your time replying this message! You have another diaper change to face!
    Is he wearing Merino bodysuits or Gore-Tex sweaters already?
    André and Karla.

  36. Ginette Bourque
    2nd March 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    OMG! Andrew, Friedel, what a beautiful baby boy. He’s totally precious. I’m so glad that I have continued receiving your newsletters throughout ALL of your adventures for these past, several years. You haven’t been back to see me in Moncton for a long time now. I love hearing from you. Congrats! Thinking of you always!

  37. Emma + Justin
    6th March 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    A late addition to the congratulations from our suddenly hectic post-cycle touring lives. Nice to meet Luke and Friedel and Andrew – enjoy those precious moments with your special little man!

  38. Ivana
    10th March 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS!! and wellcome little luke! he is a beauty! big hugs and kisses from little 2 months cycler Julian !!
    Harry, Ivana y Julian

  39. Sarah
    28th March 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Congrats! Have fun! Can’t wait to hear about your future of cycling with baby! 🙂

  40. Nic
    19th April 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Many congratulations to you both, how exciting! He looks sooo cute with that little tuft of hair!

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