Once-in-a-lifetime experiences, with strangers who turn into friends, travels are all about that. And getting lost in the desert of Bolivia. Somehow I wouldn’t have changed a damn thing.
Having the opportunity to pick up and change destinations on a whim is incredibly liberating. This is exactly how I found myself in Bolivia over the holidays. Adventures were back on tall order in this first of two parts on my week long stay.
What happens when there is political unrest in the country you’re backpacking through? Do you stay or do you go? Deep in my heart I knew leaving wasn’t an option, I wanted to finish what I set out to do. So, I stayed, and had a heck of a time making it to Machu Picchu!
Often times we view stopover cities as just that, a stopover. Not Cusco. This vibrant city in the Andes holds its weight against big hitters. Come and explore what it has to offer, you aren’t going to regret it.
For all the adventurous hikers out there in the world … if you haven’t put trekking into the Andes on your shortlist then what are you really doing?!
What is really essential to make a campervan road trip with your mates memorable? It isn’t remembering if you packed your hiking sticks! My Not So Essentials for a great trip.
Why would you want to spend almost 24 hours hiking a volcano on absolutely no sleep? Because it’s amazing, that’s why! Summiting Fuego was a beautiful experience.
The best way to learn Spanish … is in a Spanish speaking country! First on my list of to-do’s in CA was a crash course in Spanish. What a whirlwind it ended being! 10/10 would recommend!
Oregon’s coast is calling and we must go! Closing out an epic trip with some scenic vistas, great food, and of course some last minute detours.
1200 miles, 9 days in a van and a few loaves of white bread was just what we all needed in the Oregon wilderness. Here’s to chasing all the waterfalls and hot springs in part one of this two part series.