250 Days

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, budget tips, Cappadocia, Chile, destinations, South Africa, South America, travel, Uncategorized

What a beautiful journey this has been and continues to be, every day… As I’ve recently passed the 250-day mark in my travels, I figured it was time for another update. When I wrote my 100 Days update, I tried to dispel the myth of travel being so expensive by giving you a breakdown of costs from my first few countries. Although they have gone […]

Managing Your Money on the Road

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I opened my eyes and looked out past the lace curtain on my time-capsule 70s hotel room. Without needing to leave the warmth of my bed and its four layers of thick blankets, I could watch the morning fog roll down the side of the mountains surrounding my hotel in La Paz, Bolivia. My eyes strained to make out the silhouette of the teleferico station […]

100 Days

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Bolivia, budget tips, Colombia, destinations, Ecuador, Peru, RTW, South America, travel, travel planning

Today makes 100 days since the day I landed in South America. A whole new continent, a whole new language and a whole new world of adventure. I’ve learned so much about the people, places and of course food culture of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and now Bolivia. I’ve made friends from all over the world and I have left pieces of my heart in so […]

Lost in Translation

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Ecuador, Quito, RTW, South America, things to do, travel tips

One of the things I love best about traveling in a foreign country is the feeling of being out of my comfort zone. When I’m in a place where I don’t speak the language, every day tasks such as finding a good place for lunch, catching the right bus or trying to buy shampoo become learning experiences. Although it can be challenging at times (and […]

Where to Eat in Portland: Food Carts

Posted on 8 CommentsPosted in destinations, food, foodie, Oregon, Portland, things to do, travel, travel tips

When I mention to people that I’ve never been to Portland, they’re always surprised. It’s one of the great food cities of the West Coast, and it’s been on my radar for years but I had never gotten around to making an actual stop there for one reason or another. My cousin Daniel moved up there five years ago, so I even had a place […]