Day Trips

Biking The Death Road: Bolivia's Infamous Adventure Day Trip

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... »

Top 5 Tourist Attractions on Road Trip to Yukon & Alaska

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

Top 5 Hot Springs in Mexico & Central America

1. Baldi Thermae, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

2. Los Laurels, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

3. Agua Caliente, Baja, Mexico

4. Rio Dulce, Guatemala

-Near where Rio Tatin flows into Rio Dulce

91. León, Nicaragua - Volcano Surfing

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... »