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 […]

Whitewater Rafting the Grand Canyon – Master Packing List

by Brandon Edward on October 26, 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 […]

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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The Island Life in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

2 March 2014
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Interesting fact, we’ve traveled 8000 miles and are within a degree and a half  longitude South of where we started.  Sometime in the next week we will pass directly to the south of Ace, some 3,700 miles as the crow flies.  But I’m done geeking out about latitudes and longitudes.  We’re on the Bocas del […]

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Motorcycle to South America – The 7,500 Mile Report – From Panama

25 February 2014
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It’s been a hell of a go.  I write to you today from Bocas del Torro.  This morning we crossed the border into our 9th and final country, Panama.  We’ve traveled by motorcycle across the majority of the continent of North America.  We’ve covered 7,636 miles.  We’ve crossed 9 international borders.  We’ve wrecked, been half […]

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Why I Fired My Self Appointed Border Crossing Guide “Tony” – Bribes and Customs Officials

10 February 2014
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Border crossings have become drastically more tedious and convoluted.  As of today we have crossed seven international borders.  The El Amatillo crossing from El Salvador to Honduras being the worst of the list.  The constant trucking back and forth from police stations to copy stands, Immigration to Customs and back to copy stands gets a […]

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Five Days Motorcycling El Salvador

7 February 2014
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Dear El Salvador, what’s your deal?  You’ve got an amazing coast line with beautiful, clean beaches and big surf, rugged mountain country and even volcanoes, but you can’t walk down the street at night.  Keep in mind that we have traveled the entire length of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras when I say to you, […]

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Mom, I Finally Ran Away to the Circus – In Honduras

3 February 2014
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We found this place looking for a hotel in Sinuapa on the Honduras – El Salvador border.  This is where every low budget horror flick starts.  We had our reservations about even approaching the tent, for fear not only of its contents, but its structural integrity.  It looked defunct.  The remnants of circuses pasts. To […]

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