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

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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 … Read More

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

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After our time spent riding the coastal plains from Florida through Georgia and South Carolina, arriving in North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains felt really good, like we had arrived back in … Read More

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

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First things first, if you haven’t already seen our completed map of South America can you need to go to the Americas Trip page and see just how far we’ve come since the last blog. If you’ve seen our South … Read More

Final weeks Cycling in Colombia: San Carlos to Cartagena

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As usual after an extended stay in a very cool place we didn’t overly feel ready to leave. Also as usual we did actually stay a couple of extra days, meaning we left on Tuesday not Sunday. The staff and … Read More

Spanish Adventure, San Carlos: Volunteering, language learning and adventure

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Spanish Adventure in 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 … Read More

Medellin: Lo amamos!

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Twenty years ago Medellin, the capital of Antioquia province, was known as the murder capital of the world. From cartels and narcotrafficing in the late 80s and 90s to guerrila and paramilitary groups (as recently as the mid-2000s) it hasn’t … Read More

Palm Trees, Dog Bites and Quaint Mountain Towns: Ibague to Medellin

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As a parting gift, when we left Ibagué Carol told us about a dirt road that would take us to our next destination, Salento. It was a dirt road, with a whole load of climbing, but we were promised it … Read More

Being Tourists, Desert Sun and Waterfalls: Mocoa to Ibague

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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 … Read More

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