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A Series of Unscripted Rides: New York City to Montreal, Canada

We are always saying how great the Warmshowers community is but it’s not just about the free place to stay. Whilst that is great, we love the social aspect of meeting new people, sharing delicious meals and hearing locals cycling stories and advice about where to go next. As such[…]

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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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Numb legs and worn out brake pads: Sucre to Toro Toro, then on to La Paz

Toro Toro (meaning “Mud Mud” in the indigenous Quechuan language) is a small town 200km north of Sucre in the Toro Toro National Park known for it’s interesting geological formations and dinosaur footprints. Everyone that we’ve met that has been there said it was one of the highlights of their[…]

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