South America, Trans Andes to Amazon Journey

One of many tunnels on the Rio Santa, Peru


Click photo, or here, to go to our latest Adventure page – South America, Trans Andes to Amazon Journey. You will find photos, videos and excerpts from our journals on our two month, bicycle, bus and Amazon boat journey. You may have caught some of our posts, but this is rewritten, and formatted as a short (an easy evening read) manuscript.


Overland Expo 2013: Overland Travel; Different Strokes…

The Overland Expo is an international gathering of people who love overland travel in its many forms. The attendees range from newbies, interested in the latest kit (gear) and guided tours, to solo women who’ve traveled the continents on a motorcycle. As bicycle tourists with 43,000 miles around the world on our tandem, we share much with the hard core, and can remember being a newbie. This six minute video is about the range of people and their changing passions.

Jorge Luis Borges, and The New Bohemians, on Life and Travel

While working on New Bohemians today I ran across this previous post. The quote from Jorge Luis Borges evoked memories: they flashed across my inner travel screen, not in pixels, but in soft amorphous remembered images, scents, labored lungs and heart, sweat soaked, cold shivers; wind cooled and sun warmed. Smiles from faces never to be seen again…    I thought I’d re-post. Share.
“Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays,
ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his own face.” -Jorge Luis Borges

Claire found this quote In World Wide Travelers, Birds of a Feather group newsletter, of the Escapees recreational vehicle club. The editor, Kathy Howe puts together a great monthly newsletter from Escapees who travel abroad.
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