Startled from the pop of gun powder meeting metal, I reflexively let out a little yelp, accompanied by an equally little jump. There's no real danger in a game of tejo, but every explosion is met with initial surprise and quickly followed with elated celebration among the players. Colombia's national game is, frankly, the type … Continue reading Eat, Drink, Hike – Colombia
The story of how we entered Bolivia is a wild one that I kept to myself until we left the country, just in case there were legal implications that would get us in trouble while we were there. Itinerary: Days 1-3: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Uyuni, Bolivia desert tour Days 4-7: La Paz, … Continue reading Bolivia – Uyuni to La Paz
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. Itinerary: • Days 1-5: Rio de Janeiro • Days 6-9: Paraty • Day 10: Sao Paulo Dates: February 24 - March 5, 2019 … 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
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