John and Cara Macdonald recently returned from a two-year, 30-country backpacking tour of the world, the last half of which took them overland from Patagonia, Argentina to the United States.
The husband and wife team from Charlottesville, Virginia mountain biked down Bolivia's infamous "Death Road" in 2006, while on their travels.
John's travel dispatch describing the day trip is below and their video of the descent can be seen in an article in our Roadtrippin Resources section.
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Between the barren altiplano capital of La Paz and the verdant Yungas coca capital of Coroico lies one of the most dramatic and deadly roads in the world. continue reading... »
1. Denali National Park and Reserve, Alaska
2. Kayaking, Valdez Glacier Lake, Valdez, Alaska
We went with Anadyr Adventures, one of two sea kayaking outfits in town. Ask for the highly personable and highly knowledgeable Sam to be your guide.
3. Northern Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska
4. Frantic Follies Vaudeville Review, Westmark Hotel, Whitehorse, Yukon
5. Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, Dawson City, Yukon
5. K’san Village, Old Hazelton, British Columbia
5. Northern Pacific Cannery, Prince Rupert, British Columbia
1. Palenque Ruins, Palenque, Mexico
2. Tikal Ruins, Guatemala
3. Copan Ruins, Copan, Honduras
4. Chichen Itza Ruins, Piste, Mexico
5. Teotihuacan Ruins, San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
- Xunantunich Ruins, San Jose Succotz, Belize continue reading... »
1. Museo Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
2. The Centro de arte Fundación Ortiz Gurdián, Leon, Nicaragua
3. Museo del Canal Interoceanico, Panama City, Panama
4. Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara, Mexico
5. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca City, Mexico
1. Mayan Cave Adventure, Actun Tunichil Muknal, San Ignacio, Belize
2. Volcano Boarding, Volcano Cerro Negro, Leon, Nicaragua
3. Snorkeling, Caye Caulker, Belize
4. Kayaking, Sarapiqui River, Chilamate, Costa Rica
5. Hiking, Volcan Pacaya, Antigua, Guatemala
September 26, 2007
Not until we had hiked for 30 minutes to reach the summit, did the guide from Bigfoot Adventures tell us that Volcano Cerro Negro had historically erupted on a seven year cycle, had last erupted in 1999, and was thus now more than a year overdue. continue reading... »