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Shenandoah National Park and Beyond: Roanoke, VA to Washington, DC

Spending a couple of days resting in Roanoke turned out to be a good decision, it poured it down with rain nearly the entire time. Our days off went fast though as we had a couple of great hosts to spend our time with; hanging out and eating home made[…]

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Cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway: Brevard, NC to Roanoke, VA

After our time spent riding the coastal plains from Florida through Georgia and South Carolina, arriving in North Carolina and the foothills of the Appalachian mountains felt really good, like we had arrived back in our preferred habitat. Brevard turned out to be the little haven of all things mountain[…]

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From Coast and Farmland to the Mountains: Orlando, FL to Brevard, NC

First things first, if you haven’t already seen our completed map of South America can you need to go to the ‘Ride & Stats’ page and see just how far we’ve come since the last blog. If you’ve seen our South America map, well check out our map anyway because[…]

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Spanish School, Volunteering and Adventures: San Carlos, Colombia

San Carlos has been our home for the last four weeks. It’s a small, safe town with friendly locals, it’s surrounded by mountains and rivers and even though it’s 120km away from Medellin, you can get everything you need here. However, it hasn’t always been this way. In the 1990s[…]

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Being Tourists, Desert Sun and Waterfalls: Mocoa to Ibague

Since entering Colombia a few weeks ago we have been following one of the two main tourist routes, through Pasto-Mocoa-San Agustin-Tatacoa Desert-Ibagué. This route has mostly followed the valley between the central and eastern mountain ranges and is surrounded by nature. It has constantly changing landscapes; densely forested mountains, jungle,[…]

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From Mountains to Jungle: Tulcan to Mocoa on the ‘Trampoline de la Muerte’

Crossing into a new country is normally an exciting time. You always have the minor hassle of actually doing the paperwork and getting the stamps but so far we have never had any problems and we are usually underway with renewed excitement pretty quickly. The border between Ecuador and Colombia[…]

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