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On the road to La Grita

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We leave Merida bound for La Grita, which is only about 100 miles away, but Google Maps has said we should go up the mountainside out of Merida and then back down and join the main highway. So is it…

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…

Boquete & the Azuero Peninsula

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I’d had enough of the heat and humidity.  I wanted mountain air, cool streams, and beautiful scenery.  In addition, we needed to get to Panama because we had a timeline to cross the Darien Gap.  Boquete, a small town in…

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…

Budget: Costa Rica

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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…

Costa Rica: Camp Site List

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Walmart Date Visited: 05/21/2014 Location: 10.00199, -84.20688 (Altitude: 3038 feet) Didn’t stay here but we scoped this place out. This is not the parking lot of Walmart. It closes at night and the security guards said we couldn’t stay there.…

It’s in the pipeline

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Since we were taking so long to get to the official ‘start’ of our journey in Deadhorse, Alaska, it made sense to delay a bit longer. The starting point of our trip South is also the starting point for the…

NICARAGUA

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Granada – “The Grand Sultan” You’d never know that during its illustrious history the city of Granada has been set alight on several occasions. William Walker, the American filibuster, who was routed from the city in 1856, was one of…

More from Boquete

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We wrapped up our last week in Boquete with more hiking and birds, then packed up the van once again to head back to Costa Rica. Some friends and family will be visiting us there, and we’re very much looking…

Ramble in the jungle

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We got an incredible view of flying macaws, from a cliff-top above their nesting site. La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] There are so very many bitey stingy things in the jungle, but it was the ants that really messed with…

Underway…

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My container with my car is finally underway to Curaçao. The ship that initially had to transport my container was sold and did not leave the harbor of Colon, Panama so it took at least a week extra. The other…

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…

Time’s Up: Costa Rica Pt. V

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Me, enjoying the grass during the last few days in the Big Jungle House. Hey Adventurers! Lots going on since last I wrote. We’re back on the road, and the Big Jungle House is already fading into the far recesses…

Kennecott

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We ended up in Kennecott because a lady in Homer mentioned it to us once, she said we’d probably like Kennecott and McCarthy, but didn’t really elaborate too much. We weren’t really sure why we were going there: It was…

Osa Peninsula: Drake Bay

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After our amazing week on the Nicoya Peninsula, we were very excited about exploring the Osa Peninsula.  As described to us by a Costa Rican, it is a “more beautiful” version of the Nicoya. You can’t drive around the entire Osa…

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…

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

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We planned for another mega day today of 588 km on the Pan Americana. It is at least scenic south of Nazca and curves along the seaside and then inland to Arequipa. There was an amazing amount of truck traffic.…

UNUSUAL ENCOUNTERS

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‘LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU SURF’: I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS MERELY A RANDOM THOUGHT, OR SAMARA’S OFFICIAL MOTTO. Journal Extract 5th July: El Dueno, the owner of our camp-site in Samara, tells us he saw lights out in…

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…

Boquete, Panama

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We are still “sitting” at a house here in Panama. It’s been very relaxing, and although the area is gringo heaven (not much need to speak Spanish), there is tons to do, the climate is perfect (we eat most meals…