andres' life

Living the Dream

Giving thanks on Pico de Orizaba (18,491′)

In what has become a Thanksgiving tradition┬áthese past few years, I decided once again to travel┬áto a beautiful place with wonderful friends to celebrate in a wild and scenic natural … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Mt. Rainier DC Route 8/14-16/2013

…one of these days I’m going to be a lot smarter and spend my vacations sleeping in and spending the afternoons in the warm waters of overpriced tourist traps on … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas to Antigua, Guatemala!!!!

I did it!!!!!!! I managed to cycle into Antigua early in the afternoon on December 16th, 2012. 111 days and 4,656 miles after leaving Vancouver. As I cycled into Antigua, … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 8 Comments

Oaxaca, Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas

It’s always hard saying goodbye. It’s especially hard saying goodbye to someone who has shared your adventure for the past 3 months. However, Josh and I had our separate paths … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 6 Comments

Mexico City, Mexico to Oaxaca, Oaxaca

Devotion. It’s a crazy thing. Throughout time it has helped shape great civilizations while also tearing them apart in other places. It is the reason we all strive to do … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 9 Comments

Guadalajara, Jalisco to Mexico City, Mexico

Leaving Guadalajara and making the trek across mainland Mexico towards D.F., we began climbing and climbing through volcanic and agricultural land. In a way, it was as if Mexico were … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

La Paz, BCS to Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Prepare yourself Andy, things will be very different when you get to mainland Mexico. It’s like a different country.” As we were finishing up our Baja California section, I was … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 26 Comments

Guerrero Negro, BCS to La Paz, BCS

“Tranquilo”….. It’s a word you hear a lot down here. Peaceful. Relaxed. Chill. After the hustle and bustle of cycling through the vicious yet stunning desert of Baja California Norte … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

San Diego, CA to Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur

Wow. That’s about all I can say about finally cycling in Baja California. Each and every day has been a new adventure complete with wildly rewarding experiences. In the interest … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 3 Comments

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