Meeting People

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

Everything You Need to Know about Long-Term Travel

“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

By the Numbers

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

El Chalten & Trekking Our Hearts Out in Southern Patagonia

(Note: We visited El Chalten in February but just finished this entry) El Chalten is a small village in the middle of nowhere in southern Patagonia within the boundaries of the northern part of Glacier National Park. It has a permanent population of only 1,600 residents (though the number close to doubles during high tourist … More El Chalten & Trekking Our Hearts Out in Southern Patagonia