Motorcycle to South America – Interactive Map

by Brandon Edward on December 1, 2013

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Want to know where in the world we are?  Check out this Google map of our 2013-14 transcontinental motorcycle trip.    This is Google’s newish map engine lite.  If you’re familiar with any of the areas that we are in or in the vicinity of please feel free to use the comments section to make […]

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 Thousands of tiny islands make up the archipelago of Fiji but only 332 of those islands are large enough to be counted, and of those, a mere 106 inhabited. Once known as the Cannibal Islands because the natives had a taste for the pit-roasted flesh of their fallen enemies, the people, these days are warm and […]

Google Translate Update – The World Just Got a Little Smaller

15 January 2015
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I brought a Spanish-English dictionary along to Columbia and I’ve opened it once, not for lack of need to find Spanish translations, but for the death of my smartphone battery. Travel hack advisory – Google Translate, even before the latest update, offered downloadable packages to allow for the use of translate services offline.  However, the […]

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Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza – Bullfighting in Manizales, Colombia

12 January 2015
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First, it is not the purpose of this blog to be or debate your moral compass.  You certainly don’t want to follow mine.  It gives you all kinds of faulty directions before finally pointing due good.  I’m not here to pass moral judgment on the sport of Bullfighting.  I’m here to bring you the facts […]

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Manizales, Colombia – Mission Casa de Don Adam

7 January 2015
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I left Baltimore on the 29th of December for Bogota, Columbia.  It seems like a lifetime, but I’ve been here a mere nine days.  I took no guidebook, no map and didn’t know a soul in the country.  The one thing I did know is that my buddy from Cordova, Alaska, Adam, had a cabin […]

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Tipping in Mexico and Central America

19 December 2014
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First, if you’re coming down from the states you are just going to have to check all of your expectations of service at the border.  Things work differently down here.  At home, we’ll tip in excess of 20 or 25% for good or great service.  Servers know this and cater to our needs accordingly.  In […]

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Whitewater Rafting the Grand Canyon – Master Packing List

26 October 2014
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Here’s the irony.  A year ago this very week we were packing up the motorcycle for a five month trip across nine countries.  To the left you’ll find a photo of the total of our gear.  Yesterday we packed up the Honda Civic for the first leg of our trip to Arizona.  We easily have […]

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How to Get Moving with WordPress

24 October 2014
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About every month or so I get an email or a message from someone interested in building with WordPress.  They ask some similar questions and I thought I’d add it to our library here at freewheelings.  I’m not going to try and sell you anything here.  There won’t even be a single affiliate link on […]

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What’s Next? Whitewater Rafting the Grand Canyon?

20 October 2014
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Don’t see why not?  But’s let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  Surely you must be wondering what we’ve been up to all summer.  Whitewater rafting in West Virginia of course.  Here are some of the highlights.  We’ll get into the Big Ditch in a minute: First and foremost, it’s always good to see my Pops […]

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Attention Central America – How Not to Screw Up a Martini

17 March 2014
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After five months of traveling through Mexico and Central America my favorite cocktail has become scarce.  That’s not to say it’s not on the menu in just about every tourist zone we’ve encountered, but the martini abominations have ranged from confusing to simply undrinkable. I’ve even had waiters argue with me when I tell them […]

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I’m Afraid it’s Time For Us to Part Ways

13 March 2014
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It’s not you.  It’s me.  We had a good run.  It’s been fun, but it is time for me to move on.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the times we’ve spent together.  We adventured far and wide.  We have overcome things together that, to be honest, I thought might not have been possible.  You’ve been a real […]

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