Two Weeks In

How does one summarize four months of travel in a ten minute read? I had no idea how to start. About four months ago I set off with a...

Blood, Sweat, Tears

Not everything is fun and games. I cannot tell exactly where I heard this phrase - perhaps it was told to me by my mother or I read it in...

Gringa

With a little under 3 weeks left to the trip, I find myself with a lot of reflections. On a daily basis, I make comparisons between what...

Small Things

The three month benchmark is in two days. These days I catch myself thinking of familiar things often: home, the smiles of my family,...

Tourism Paradox

Last week, the trip duration surpassed the two month marker. It’s crazy to look back at it now and know traveled through four countries...

Peruvian Month

One month. That was the first thought that popped into my head on September 6th. It was 4:30am. Darkness shrouded the room, which was...

Huascarán

Week 6 Peru is a world of its own. From the sunny beaches in the north to the snowy peaks of the Andes mountains in the center to the...

Marketplace Musings

Going on four weeks now I have become attuned to the hum and ways of daily life here. From my observations I have learned a few things:...

Street Art Sanctuary

Bogotá, Colombia This journey started in the sprawling and noisy capital of Colombia: Bogotá. I remember groggily getting into the...

The Border

July 27th Our day started at 5:30am. We crawled out of bed, put on clothing we’d been wearing for more than a few days, strapped on our...

Two Weeks In

Two weeks in. That was my first thought this morning when I awoke at 6am. The room was dark in our small hostel room in Quito, Ecuador. I...