It’s Chrismachannakwanza-time again! Since we’re coming home so close to Christmas, we’ve already finished our holiday shopping but if you’re still looking for something for the traveler in your life (hopefully you have one!) below are 10 items that we use and love. Kindle Keyboard 3G – This device has saved us on many occasions. […]
Archives for 2012
Our Plans After A Year Of Traveling The World
I am going to become an astronaut. Or maybe I am going to law school. Or maybe I will open a juice stand on the corner of Michigan and Wacker in downtown Chicago. We are home in one week and everyone wants to know…what’s next? It is the number one question we get, and every […]
How to Hike to Machu Picchu Unprepared
We knew what we were walking into when we signed up for the Salkantay Hike in November. We arrived in Cusco, Peru with two pairs of shoes (neither hiking boots) and clothing meant for 80 degree weather, not glaciers and snow. Let’s just say we didn’t hike to Machu Picchu with name brand hiking boots, […]
Foto Friday: Easter Island Sunrise
We woke up at 5:30 am and drove across Easter Island to Tongariki to see the moai at sunrise. The view was nothing less than amazing!
Galapagos Islands: Aboard The Letty with Ecoventura
Welcome to the Letty, one of 3 yachts run by Ecoventura in the Galapagos! Along with 17 other guests of all ages, backgrounds and personalities we boarded the Letty with our two guides Cecibel and Gustavo and nine other crew members. In the beginning everyone was quiet, shooting quick glances around, an occasional smile, but […]
Gaining an Appreciation of Birding in the Galapagos
I have never been a fan of birds. In Costa Rica a few years ago I can vividly remember standing with a couple we met for about an hour with my neck craned looking into the trees and the hundreds of birds flying above us. After that experience I questioned why anyone would ever want […]
Accepting Our Role As Corporate Hippies
Drugs, dreadlocks and peace signs. The term hippie brings to life images of bellbottoms and drifters. I admit, I had to look up the definition of a hippie prior to writing this article. What follows are some phrases that jumped out to me during my research. Hippies: Seek to free themselves from societal restrictions Choose […]
You’ve Traveled the World…and You’re Going Where Now???
We’ve spent the year traveling through Southeast Asia, Southern Africa and South America. We hiked to Machu Picchu, cruised in the Galápagos Islands, driven ourselves through Botswana and Namibia, fought off mosquitos in the Amazon Jungle and learned to dive in Gili Air, Indonesia. It is only fair that you wonder after 365 days of awe-inspiring adventures […]
Could Your Parents Travel Like a Backpacker?
It’s been so busy these past few months, we haven’t been able to write about how awesome it was to have our parents visit us! My parents visited us in Thailand in June, and it was a crazy trip. We had just finished a few months of overland travel in Southeast Asia, but had skipped […]
Foto Friday: Along the Amazon River
We snapped this photo across from one of the local villages, on our 3 hour boat ride from Iquitos into the Amazon. We saw many young boys in kayaks spending the day fishing on the river.
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