Today is my one year anniversary of leaving full-time permanent employment with the city to “take some time off”. I can’t believe that a year has already gone by. As I strolled down Revere Beach yesterday and realized it had been a full year to the day, I started to reflect on what I’ve done … More A Reflection on My “Year Off”
During our travels, we each made a concerted effort to take at least one video every day. Below you will find a video from each of us that contains one-ish seconds of video footage from almost every day. Enjoy!
While traveling, we have the opportunity to be friendly and meet new people – both natives and travelers. Many other cultures seem more friendly than we are in America (or in Boston at least). People will just talk to you on the street, at the beach, or in the market, which is sometimes good and … More Meeting People
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett When Jenny and I tell people that we spent nearly three months traveling through South America (and that we’ve also done … More Everything You Need to Know about Long-Term Travel
For each of our extended trips, we have posted a “by the numbers” blog entry, where we share various statistics from the trip – like how many flights we took, how much it all ended up costing, and much more. You can read about Asia by the Numbers (2012) and Europe By the Numbers (2012). … More By the Numbers
Following up on our post about Argentine food, we thought we’d talk next about Argentine drinks. While the country is known worldwide for its red wine, there are several other beverages (alcoholic and otherwise) that are worth trying. Malbec Ok, we’ve got to start with this famous, robust red wine. The malbec grape was originally … More How to Drink Like an Argentine
To say that we ate our way across Argentina would be a fair statement. Trying new foods is one of the great pleasures of travel and this trip did not let us down, so we thought we’d write a short post (which turned very long) about what it’s like to eat in Argentina. In a … More How to Eat Like an Argentine
After almost 20 hours of continuous travel, we are happy to report we safely arrived home on Thursday afternoon! It was a long journey back by way of Texas. Luckily, there was a welcome party waiting for us at the airport: Ok, it wasn’t exactly a welcome party – my brother was at the airport … More Back in the U-S-S-A!
We spent 9 nights in the Andean northwest of Argentina, in the provinces of Salta & Jujuy (pronounced “hoo-hooey”). You saw David’s post about the Salinas Grandes and my post about hospitals and cactuses. Here is David’s map that he made to accompany his notes about the area: We enjoyed time in the Quebrada de … More 4 Reasons to go to Cafayate
Ever wonder where your table salt comes from? Me neither! But if you live in Argentina there’s a good chance that the salt you eat came from the Salinas Grandes in Salta, the northwestern province of the country. This region is unlike any other part of the country. There are deserts, high valleys, llamas, and … More Salinas Grandes: The Great Salt Flats