Cabo Verde Odyssey

The crew of Hit and Run History head to Cape Verde, hot on the trail of the Columbia Expedition -- the first American voyage 'round the world.

We climb volcanos, drink grog and beat on dengue-ridden mosquitos here in the archipelago nation 400 miles off the west coast of Africa. And we walk in the steps of the first Americans much of the world ever met. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on