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Believing in More

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Certain places possess a vibe that can be unexplainable. A power to draw you in so that you only sit in wonder. Such places transcend the modern and cause you to wholeheartedly embrace a higher being, whether you call it…

Merida, Venezuela

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Merida is one of the few towns I’ve heard of in Venezuela that has a number of hotels and things for visitors to do. I don’t think Venezuela is tourism-oriented, so I really don’t know what to expect. At least…

The Journey North

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The time had finally come to drive the Dalton Highway up to Deadhorse to officially ‘start’ our journey. While we had been camping in Fairbanks, we had met a couple from Texas who had just completed the drive themselves. They…

07/06/2014 – 365 days/30717 miles

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Mr. Ramelau (Tatamailau, in Tetum, which translates to ‘grandfather of all’) is the highest peak (2986m) in both the country of East Timor, and the whole island of Timor. During the Portuguese colonial period, it was also considered the highest…

The Andes of Venezuela

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Rain fell off and on all night and we wake to a chilly morning in the cabana. Brian starts the stove to make a pot of coffee and boil water for tea for me. I have some oatmeal on the…

Riding into Venezuela

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Back to the border crossings again, lol. I never look forward to them, but I’m actually nervous about this next one. We’ve decided to ride into Venezuela. I’ve tried to research other ride reports, travel blogs, etc. to gather as…

Minca, Colombia

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After spending a few days in the intense heat of the beach, we decide to ride up to Minca which is in the hills above Santa Marta. I’m hoping climbing to just under 2000 feel will make a difference in…

Embracing Serendipity

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I sat in the rickshaw, trying to think of anything cool, sweating profusely in the mid-afternoon heat of Southern India. Jim was in yet another seedy hotel, searching for an acceptable room, a dismal possibility, even according to Lonely Planet.…

Nothern Colombia coast to Taganga

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We head east and north along the Caribbean Sea coast toward Santa Marta which is supposed to be a place where the locals go for their holidays and vacations. It’s just a few hours from Cartagena. We stop somewhere past…

Cartagena, Columbia

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Cartagena is the perfect place to enter Colombia, as it´s a picturesque and historical city near the beach. What more could you ever want in a city. We´ve already been processed by Migracion before getting the bikes, and now we…

The Best Travel Bag in the World

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People planning their own trips always want to know what gear we recommend. Over the next few weeks, as part of our post-trip roundup, we’ll be sharing some of our stories with critical gear–I wouldn’t exactly call them ‘reviews,’ just…

Panama Canal

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The Canal has been on my bucket list for years and years. I didn’t really ever have a plan of when or how I would get here, but finally it has come to me more than I have come to…

Panama Canal

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The Canal has been on my bucket list for years and years. I didn’t really ever have a plan of when or how I would get here, but finally it has come to me more than I have come to…

In Search of a Dream

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I could feel the sun beating down, in spite of the protection the sunshade above offered. May flies danced on the water as Aspen napped on my feet and Porter fretted over a passing beetle. It was a day filled…

Panama City and Panama

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Each country I cross into on my way south has seemed greener, more humid and more “jungle”-ish than the last. Panama is no exception. It’s beautiful and the roads are great. The highway is 4 lanes in some places and…

Pony Homecoming

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We got our van back! Tuesday afternoon, as Team USA was losing to Team Belgium, we took Milo in a rental car and drove down to Port Hueneme in Ventura County. We were a bit apprehensive, as the month of…

Riding into Panama

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We leave Golfito early to ride the 40 minutes or hour to the border and get started on the paperwork for the day. I’m relieved this will be the last border we have to cross in Central America. It’s not…

Riding into Panama

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We leave Golfito early to ride the 40 minutes or hour to the border and get started on the paperwork for the day. I’m relieved this will be the last border we have to cross in Central America. It’s not…

Costa Rica

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We ride south into the country on the Central American Highway and after only a few miles, Brian turns left/east to lead us around all the construction ahead. He chooses a great route today which leads us to Upala and…