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One day in our Colombian life

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It is a Sunday in October. Back home the leaves are turning into beautiful colors in homage to the Autumn season. Kids are getting ready for Halloween and are preparing their Halloween costumes. Oh how I miss Fall! We have…

Guatemala 2.0: The Extended Stay

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Me and Maya love to wrestle on the bed!Hey Adventurers! I sure hope you enjoyed our ‘year on the road’ posts as much as My Family and I loved putting them together. It’s been quite the journey so far,…

Galapagos Islands- To cruise or not to cruise

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There are two ways to see the Galapagos islands, by organized cruise or independent travel island by island (or I guess a combo of both is possible). Almost everyone who goes does organized cruises, and trying to find information on…

Ciudad Abierta, Arquitectura de Ritoque

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I promised in my blog post Beaches north of Viña del Mar to Ventanas that I would find out more about the “Arquitectura de Ritoque”. This was initially sparked by one of Yasha’s English students, who had excitedly mentioned his…

From the border of Peru to Chachapoyas

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After crossing the border we head for the town of San Ignacio before stopping for the night. We wind up staying at a small hotel and parking our bikes in a private garage behind the hotel. It’s a little unnerving…

The road to Buenos Aires

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Uruguay has lots of lovely vintage cars.Buenos Aires, Argentina [by Paula] The urge to just get ‘there’ – wherever there may be – is not something with which the slow traveller is familiar. Whilst most of us have goals…

2 Arizona weeks = 28 days

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On the road again (or soon to be…). I’ll betcha you thought we’d never get going again! After all, it’s been just about a full month since we dropped anchor here in Arizona. Perfectly in line with our scheduled 2…

No, Emma, you can’t have a puppy

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Our time in Whitehorse proved to be quite busy, catching up on odds and ends, making good use of the wi-fi, doing oil changes, buying the ingredients for Ben’s shower project, that sort of thing. But we also found time…

Ecuador- A brief visit to the coast

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Having spent almost a year traveling Mexico and Central America, we have had our fill of beach time and since we left Colombia, our desire to be on the coast is minimal. So we debated if we would even visit…

Fresh Fruit; Fresh Tequila

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Even though our border crossing experience was very easy, we were both a little nervous about driving in Mexico. After all, we had spent the past 2 weeks spending time with our very concerned families, and getting looks from people…

Riding into Peru

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We get to the border late in the day and I check my watch while we work on paperwork and see its 4pm. Yikes. We were hoping to ride all the way to San Ignacio tonight just to get away…

Beaches north of Viña del Mar: Horcón to Papudo

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In my last post I listed the towns between Viña del Mar and Ventanas , the southern turn-off towards Horcón.Horcon: colourful main beach (fishing coop in background)Horcón Built on the steep side of a hill, the main part…

Ecuador- The volcano adventures

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There is something very primal about volcanoes. They are massive, dangerous, unpredictable, beautiful and very exotic (to this California girl at least). We saw many volcanoes throughout Central America, but the ones in Ecuador took the whole volcano thing to…

El Ceibo. The best little museum on Ometepe.

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While on the island of Ometepe, we visited the museum El Ceibo. The Museum was founded in 2007 by Moises David Ghitis Rivera, Nicaraguan philanthropist, on an agricultural and cattle farm of his property in the island of Ometepe. It…

Honduras to Nicaragua – Guasaule / Somotillo Border Crossing

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We found the Honduras to Nicaragua border crossing quite relaxed, exiting Honduras was a breeze and entering Nicaragua was not difficult at all. The local kids gave us a chance to practice our Spanish and kept us entertained while the…

The long last day in Ecuador

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Vilcabamba is the last place we stay in Ecuador, and it has been gorgeous. We’ve heard from friends who have gone on ahead of us that the road ahead, which is largely dirt to the Peruvian border, is a nightmare…

Guatemala to El Salvador – Valle Nuevo / Chinamas border crossing

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Oct 13, 2014 | El Salvador, Guatemala, Information | 0 commentsWe decided to cross from Guatemala into El Salvador at the Valle Nuevo/ Chinamas border at it was the closest entry to the Ruta de Flores, and also much…

THE CRY OF DOLORES

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THE MEXICANS LOVE NOTHING BETTER THAN CROWNING THEIR HEADS WITH A ‘TORITO‘ WRAPPED IN A KILO OR TWO OF EXPLOSIVES…..AND THEN STRIKING A MATCH! (PHOTO BY CALVIN, WWW.OVERLANDEROASIS.COM)Father Hidalgo was never going to be your run-of-the-mill Mexican priest. As…

The journey North (again)

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Not satisfied with one trip above the Arctic Circle. Who would be? We decided it was time to investigate the Canadian Arctic and find out the Northwest Territories had to offer (or at least the small part of it that…

San Juan Islands – Girls Weekend 1.0

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The name San Juan rings tropical bells. It drips with the allure of palm beaches and crystalline Caribbean water… But those who make it to these isles of Washington’s Pacific coast will find something opposite, and quintessentially northwest: Forested islands…

A Getaway with the Parents

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What do you get your parents for Christmas? That baffling question that rolls around once a year, just about this season. By the age of 77 and 80, Jim’s parents have acquired everything they really want or need. In an…