Points of Interest

“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

Here’s the deal, I’m guessing that some of you reading this blog will know people or places along the way that may be worth visiting. So, I’ve created a collaborative Google Map where you can add placemarks. Here are a few suggestions for types of places I’d like you to add:

– Jason, I have a friend / family / colleague in _________. They’d be happy to put you up for the night.
– Hey man, last year I went to _________. It was a cool spot and you should check it out.
– Once upon a time I stayed in the _________ hotel. It was a nice place and _________.
– Since you like hiking / climbing / kayaking / biking / surfing / etc. make sure not to miss _________.

If you have a Google account, just click on the link under the map below titled “View Argentina to USA in a larger map” to add a placemark. For those of you without a Google account, you can always contact me with the details. Here are some things to consider when suggesting a point of interest:

* Address (Street, City, Province, Country)
* Picture (not required, but appreciated!)
* Your connection (friend/family/colleague)
* Short description about why this is a great place to visit


View Argentina to USA in a larger map

4 comments for “Points of Interest

  1. February 9, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    http://captainjackvoyages.com

    A recommended charter boat for the ride from Columbia to Panama.

  2. Serene
    February 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    If you can get to montevideo, uruguay do so, I think I actually liked it better there than B.A. punta del este is a cool beachside resort not too far from montevideo.

    For Guatemala, everyone knows about the ruins in Peten and the tranquility of Lake Atitlan, but the locals tried to steer me to Coban, an ecotourist area on the way to Peten.
    be sure to drink some quetzalteca – will light your stomach on fire.
    hike up volcan pacaya by guat. city – you can get as close to the lava as your body can handle. I have good hostel in antigua and know an expat living in san marcos, lake atitlan. ping me if you need it.

  3. Carmen Long
    February 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

    If you wish to make a slight detour from Mexico City and see more of the Mexican Province (there’s really not much to see in Mexico City), here are some suggestions:

    – I have friends / family in Michoacan, in the cities of Morelia, Uruapan, Los Reyes, and in Guadalajara, Jalisco. They’d be happy to put you up for the night. Just let me know so I can have something arranged. My brother lives in Los Reyes, Michoacan and would love to have you crash at his place, feed you, show you around, find you a good mechanic, etc. He is a very caring person and I know he would be willing to help you if you need anything plus he would appreciate your adventure.

    – You should check it out Volcan Paricutin and ‘Las Ruinas’ in Angaguan, Michoacan (very close to Uruapan). In fact there are lots of open places to ride surrounded by alpine forest and the ground covered in black sand. Then hike up /descend inside the volcano and back to the ruins ==> this is a church mostly covered in lava.

    – If you want to make a quick stop in Guadalajara, I have lots of friends that belong to this mountain bike club named Tequila Bikes, they would be happy to lend you a bike, gear, place to crash, and take you for an awesome ride.

  4. Onur
    March 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I recommend Iguazu Falls at the border of Brazil and Argentina. Have a safe trip.

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