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Riding across Central Colombia

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We left the farm early one morning hoping to head west to the Zona Cafetera – coffee highlands – of Colombia. The two-lane roads are littered with road blocks for construction work areas so we have to stop every couple…

INTO THE GREEN HEART OF GUATEMALA

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Lago de Atitlan Of Lago de Atitlan Aldous Huxley once wrote: “Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlan is Como with the additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too…

On a mission

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Salta, Argentina [by Paula] Given how unbelievably sweaty, dusty and thirsty we were, it was hard to imagine how it must have been for the 17th-century Jesuit priests who had to trek here from Paraguay. I mean, I don’t think…

More fun in Monte Verde

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During our second full day in the cloud forest we visited another reserve. This one had hiking trails and several suspension bridges. The bridges kept things interesting for Quinn and we had a great hike. That evening Lisa arranged for…

Buenos Aires

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Ramiro and Pia live on “ the Delta” and their house is only accessable by water. They took us for a tour on the river and canal system. Today we took the train the bus and the subway in Buenas…

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains

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While we absolutely loved our time in Cartagena, it was almost unbearably hot at times. And when we get hot, we usually head to the mountains in search of cooler air. However, we first headed over to Iguana 4×4 in Barranquilla…

Nicaragua: The Return

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Maya and me running in the ocean. I’ll admit it, sometimes it’s fun to have a little sister! Although I was sad that we were leaving our overlanding friends and Costa Rica behind, I have to admit I was itching…

The grittier Cartagena

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While we were in Cartagena, we spent five nights in Getsemani, a neighborhood that just five years ago was considered too dangerous for tourists to visit. Now, it is a safe place you can get a feel for a more…

Home from home

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By Jeremy Put a few travellers in a room, add a beer, rum or vino to the equation and talk always turn to it. Could you live here? Everyone has had the feeling at some time or another, be it…

Guatape and El Penol

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We ride out of Medellin and head east out of the city over the mountains toward the small town of Guatape. Not far away is the giant monolith of El Penol which rises out of the rolling land in way…

Guatemala 2 – North to Tikal in the El Peten region and returning south to Antigua.

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24th February – Peten is the northernmost department of Guatemala, as well as the largest and is home to a number of archaeological sites belonging to the ancient Maya civilisation.   Of these, Tikal is probably the real highlight and…

South for the flight home!

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Now its time to head back south to get a flight home from BA June 19. What we found out about the still continuing road blockade is that they are protesting a lack of public transportation. The blockade started ironically…

Love in the time of Cartagena

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Cartagena first came into my life in 1984, when Romancing the Stone came out. I remembered (a very young) Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner running around a fort surrounded by blue Caribbean waters in the movie, it seemed so exotic.…

Medellin, Colombia

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Medellin sprawls for miles along a valley and up the sides of both ridgelines of mountains surrounding it. Most buildings are sporting red-tiled roofs or bricks on the exterior, so it’s got a red hue going on everywhere you look.…

RED ROCK BURNOUT!

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It can happen at anytime to anyone. Long term travelers succumb most easily because of the sheer intensity they experience regularly, but anyone can experience burnout. Whether it be cathedral/museum burnout on a two-week marathon through Europe, or, in my…

Time with Friends in Costa Rica

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After a quick three days on the road, we arrived at our house in the hills above Alajuela, Costa Rica. When we arrived, we noticed a few things right away. Salmon-colored cabinets and bath fixtures, an empty swimming pool (although…

Budget: Panama

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Spider Monkeys, Sloths and Sangrias Oh yeah!

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The Next Adventures | Travel Stories From The Road | Adventure Travel Around The Globe   Both moms visiting meant double the adventure! Meet the guides…. Josh…he’s the driver, photographer, pilot and executive chef. Shannon…she’s the trail guide and the…

Giron to Medellin, Colombia

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We ride from Bucaramanga to Medellin all in one day…and it’s a big day. We hadn’t planned to do that, but it’s how it worked out. We stayed in Giron in a small hotel on the cute town square. Had…

Little 4Runner on the Prairie

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The Prairies Despite everyone’s warnings about how boring the prairie states are, we have really enjoyed our week long journey across them. After our brief visit to the US we crossed the border back into Canada, but Ike completely biffed…

Panama: Camp Site List

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Quick note: we were on a mission to ship our truck when we got to Panama, so the camp site list is pretty slim. Quick clarification: we stayed in the hotel at Country Inn & Suites, we didn’t camp there.…