Five years after my disastrous first visit to Cusco, Peru, we returned for another shot at exploring ancient Incan heritage sites.
It's not an overstatement to say that we came to Santiago, Chile in part for its Taco Bell. When your husband is obsessed with fast faux-Mexican food, but there's nary a Taco Bell in most of the countries in the world, the best way to his heart is to surprise him with an Airbnb a … Continue reading Chile: Santiago, Rapa Nui, and the Atacama Desert
When you meticulously plan your travels, down to a daily budget and itinerary, the last thing you expect is to accidentally touch down in the middle of the world's largest Carnaval celebration. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/362399101266874671/ Itinerary: • Days 1-5: Rio de Janeiro • Days 6-9: Paraty • Day 10: Sao Paulo Dates: February 24 - March 5, … Continue reading Brazil – An Unexpected Carnaval
When Tim and I flew to Argentina's Patagonia region a few weeks ago, I saw on my Facebook memories that exactly 5 years prior, we had arrived in Chilean Patagonia to embark on an epic multiday hike through Torres del Paine National Park. We didn't know at the time how much we'd fall in love … Continue reading Back to Patagonia
We were maybe 3 shots of mezcal in, at a dimly lit bar in Antigua, Guatemala, when Tim and I verbally committed to one another to return here someday to spend a month learning Spanish. It was one of those nights where everything seems illuminated and you spend hours talking with someone you've been with … Continue reading Our Month in Antigua, Guatemala
From August to December, we traveled (mostly) overland from Egypt to South Africa. That's the entire length of Africa. We visited 11 countries, saw all the animals, and brought home about a pound of desert sand in our bags and shoes that we'll probably never be able to get 100% rid of. It was by … Continue reading To the End of Africa – Orange River to Cape Town
The black rhino lapping at the damp ground in front of us seemed unperturbed by the unmistakable low growl of a lion behind us. Cue the wow moment. It's an exciting event to see a rhino or a lion on their own, but here they were, together, at a waterhole. And this was just on … Continue reading Wild Namibia Road Trip