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November 12, 2018

The Camino de Santiago is not a nature trail. While some natural beauty can be found, there are many other trails in the world that offer better scenery. The Camino a spiritual experience. Many people walk the Camino as an opportunity to reflect on life, change, or jus...

September 23, 2018

I had my headphones on and was listening to a Podcast when I heard a loud noise. After hearing it the second time, I took off my headphones only to discover that the loud noise was from a snoring man sharing our four bed semi-private room. His wife was asleep in the be...

April 29, 2018

Even though we weren’t ready to leave Uruguay, we boarded a high speed ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aries, Argentina. We had one week left before our return flight to the states and our time in South America was rapidly coming to an end.

Buenos Aries was the perfect...

April 17, 2018

“How much time should we spend visiting your country?” I asked the young lady from Uruguay as we sat beside the pool at a hotel in Paraguay.

“It is a very small country. You could see everything in three days” she replied.

Uruguay is small. In fact, it is the smallest co...

March 28, 2018

Because of the rainy season we weren’t able to explore the Amazon like we had planned. After exploring Iguazu Falls we could understand why. The sheer amount of water it takes to sustain the falls is incredible. It didn’t take much to imagine the amount of rain and flo...

March 25, 2018

Brazil has always been on our list of places to see in South America. Carnaval, the Amazon, Rio, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and Iguazu Falls are just a few of the things on our list of things to do in Brazil. However, U.S. citizens are required to obtain a visa to...

February 5, 2018

Torres del Paine is known as the 8th wonder of the world because of its natural beauty, exotic landscapes, and abundant flora and fauna. The land is shaped by ice, water, geology, and the strong Patagonian winds that constantly batter the Andes mountains. The winds als...

February 2, 2018

As I tossed and turned, I couldn’t stop thinking about what our friend Medi had said about the “O” hike he just completed in Torres del Paine, Chile.

“You don’t have vertigo do you?” He asked. 

“There are a few suspension bridges that are about 50 meters high, and also a...

January 31, 2018

We had two days left on the rental car and decided that it was time to head back to Chile and Torres del Paine National Park. We wanted to drive through the park while we still had a car and we also wanted to day hike the Torres the following day. That was the one segm...

January 25, 2018

“You must go see the penguins. Penguin Island is amazing and I don’t want you to miss it. You need tickets for the ferry to Penguin Island! I’ll take you to the ferry office and make sure that you get the tickets you need.” Juan Pedro our hostel owner host in Punta Are...

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