Tim Mulliner - who has been eating pies since he had teeth - grew up in Tauranga and soon caught the travel bug. Since first heading abroad at 18 he has visited over 40 countries in the Americas, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, including extensive cycle tours throughout Europe, New Zealand and Canada. He supported his travelling by working in a variety of diverse occupations from lawnmower man and bike mechanic to database developer and financial/systems analyst. Tim is based in Dunedin studying towards a Masters in Environmental Science at Otago University. He is a keen cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.