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We chose BOB trailers because of their proven reliability and ease of use

If the the racks Surly provided us don't make it to Tierra del Fuego, nothing will

We are proud to wear sunglasses and helmets provided by the wonderful people at Rudy Project

We passed through plenty of inclement weather. Ibex wool clothing kept us warm.

We were tired of fixing flat tires while touring. This trek we are using the revolutionary Schwalbe tires which havevirtually prevented them.

The kind folks at the Mendoza Sun went above and beyond to make sure our stay in Mendoza was special.

We appreciate the support of Manitou Pontoon Boats which is an industry leader in the manufacture of leisure, luxury and performance pontoon boats.

We carry very few clothes with us, and what we do carry better hold up to the demands! Our pants from Mountain Khakis are solid!

Many thanks to the folks at Bike Trailer Shop for giving us a significant discount on an ExtraWheel Trailer

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The kind folks at the Arctic Caribou Inn provided a great spot to get organized in Prudhoe Bay, which was greatly appreciated!

After a tough 500 miles from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks, it was wonderful to have a place to hang out and get organized for the next leg of our journey.

Right in the heart of Whitehorse, we stayed in the 202 Motor Inn. From here we had easy access to the tourist attractions of this frontier town.

Mountain Ridge offers comfortable, relaxed and exceptionally managed accommodation in the heart of the Klondike.

After seeing all the wildlife on the stretch of the Alaska Highway just north of Fort Nelson, the Woodlands Inn offered us the perfect place to digest all we had seen.

Brian Kane, the general manager at the lovely new Pomeroy Hotel in Fort Saint John, wined & dined us in extravagant luxury. What a treat after being out in the bush for a week!

Thanks so much for a lovely stay in a lovely hotel! The down comforters were a slice of heaven.

We had a blast rafting the Mendoza River and whizzing through the air on the ziplines. Thanks so much!

Carlos Calise, professional photographer since 1988, took great pictures of our asado. Most of them are featured in our picture gallery.

The Hotel San Francisco made the perfect place to stop as we left the Mendoza valley. The old, historic building was a fitting way to say goodbye to Mendoza.

The gardens at the Posada Olivar in Chacras de Coria were a delightful venue for an asado and the rooms were every luxurious. What an oasis!

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Helping us celebrate the completion of the Alaska Highway was the Best Western in Dawson Creek. We also appreciated the Best Western in Grande Cache, Alberta as they sheltered us for two days when it was rainy and cold.

Thanks again to the wonderful people of the Pomeroy Group for their hospitality.

We appreciated a few dry nights in a chalet behind the Steak Pit in Bragg Creek after a cold, wet trek through Jasper and Banff National Parks. Thanks Marisa!

We arrived in Kalispell, Montana exhausted after a tough climb up and over Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, and it was wonderful to hang out at the Red Lion and recuperate for a few days.

Right in downtown Jackson, the Parkway Inn was a delightful spot to wait out a rain storm. We appreciated their kindness and generosity!

Blizzard-like conditions caught up with us in Pinedale, Wyoming. Fortunately, High Country Suites provided a warm, dry, cozy place for us to wait out the storm.

We spent our final night in El Paso in the comfortable surroundings of Studio Plus - right next to a major shopping mall so we could pick up all those last-minute items we needed for heading south of the border.

The kind and generous owners of the Sangay Spa Hotel in Banos, Ecuador offered us a few nights of luxury at their hotel. What a treat after the tough climb up from the rainforest!

After battling heat and headwinds through a thousand miles of Peruvian coastal desert, it was heaven to have a rest at the Majoro Hotel in Nazca. The hotel is more museum than hotel with original Incan textiles hanging on every wall. Fabulous!

Many thanks to Alas Peruanas for taking us up to see the famous Nazca Lines. It was a wonderful flight!

Wine and tapas at The Vines was a delightful way to spend an evening.

A large two-story hotel room with a full kitchen was a true surprise! They helped make our stay in Mendoza special.

After a long, hot, dusty ride through the desert, stepping into the Xumec in the heart of Mendoza was like arriving at an oasis!

Our stay in these rustic cabins on the shores of the Mendoza River up in the Andes was delightful.

All four of us truly enjoyed the wide open spaces and fresh clean air up in the mountains while riding horses across the grasslands. It was a magical day concluding with a delicious asado.

We want to thank the following for their support for the asado: Argento Wine, Casarena, English & Associates, Southern Cross Land, Carlos Pulenta Wines, Finca Ogawa, Bodega Casarena, and Cocucci

A lovely spa treatment was perfect after a tough ride to Mendoza from Salta!

Mabel Chuliver and Roberto Kott, owners of Mi Cabana (a sort of B&B), invited us to stay with them for several days. Our room had astonishing views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Click here to find out more about this lovely place.

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